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The Employee Rights Handbook is a comprehensive legal guide


• You’ve been discriminated against or sexually harassed on the job.
• You’ve been denied an expected bonus or commission.
• You’ve been exploited by a deceitful employer.
• You’ve been fired suddenly through no fault of your own.

What Can You Do About I

Plenty, says Steven Mitchell Sack, a labor lawyer with a private law practice in New York City and author of The Employee Rights Handbook: Effective Legal Strategies To Protext Your Job From Interview To Pink Slip (Legal Strategies Publications, November 15, 2010).

The revised and enlarged third edition of The Employee Rights Handbook, written by best-selling author Steven Mitchell Sack, The Employee’s Lawyer™, is a comprehensive legal guide written in simple English providing all the essential information workers need to protect themselves before, during, and after their jobs have ended. The book is a first-aid kit to understanding one’s job rights, giving you the information and power to fight back, cut a deal if you are fired, and land firmly on your feet. The book advises how to be properly hired, steps to take if you resign or are fired, and how to enforce your on-the-job rights. Readers will learn how to anticipate and avoid common sticky situations during all stages in the employment process. Throughout, Sack offers practical advice by using valuable checklists, charts, agreements and easy-to-follow recommendations with hundreds of practical, proven strategies all workers can assert on their own to protect themselves and their jobs.

The book is divided into four sections: Part I, “How To Be Hired Properly,” covers all of the pre-hiring considerations applicants of any job should know about; Part II, “How To Protect Your On-The-Job Rights,” describes how to recognize and handle on-the-job problems including union and privacy rights, office romances, drug testing and discrimination issues; Part III, “How To Avoid Being Fired Unfairly and What To Do When You Are,” advises employees how to protect themselves and recognize illegal and unfair firings; and Part V, “Collecting Your Due,” provides tips on winning a lawsuit and working effectively with a lawyer.

“A job is like a romance,” notes Sack. “Companies woo applicants with promises of security, fulfillment and riches. Then, when the honeymoon is over, even highly qualified people find themselves being treated unfairly. Many don’t receive promised benefits such as year-end bonuses, commissions, health insurance, vacation pay and overtime. Others are fired without cause or notice through no fault of their own. The Employee Rights Handbook was written exclusively for this purpose—for employees to protect themselves and their jobs against illegal action and receive equal footing with the boss.”

The 640-page book retails for $39.95. Chapters are helpfully divided into relevant headings, making it easy to find the information you are looking for. The book also contains a glossary, index, and numerous valuable demand letters to send to enforce your rights. Easy to use, practical and up-to-date, The Employee Rights Handbook provides all the essential information employees need to protect themselves and fight back whatever their job or industry. If you work for a living, you need this book. It is available beginning August 15, 2010 by ordering at