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TIMES ARE TOUGH - - KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

For Immediate Release
Contact: Hillary Herskowitz
(917) 371-8000

 

• You’ve been discriminated against or sexually harassed on the job
• You’ve been denied an expected raise, bonus, or commission
• You’ve been given an unfavorable job reference
• You’ve been fired through no fault of your own

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?
“Plenty,” says Steven Mitchell Sack, a labor lawyer in New York City and author of THE

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS HANDBOOK: (Legal Strategies Publications, November 15, 2010).

“A job is like a romance,” says Sack, The Employee’s Lawyer. “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 insurances, and overtime. Others are fired without cause or notice through no fault of their own.” /p>

THE EMPLOYEE RIGHTS HANDBOOK, Sack’s 19th book, is a special legal guide written in plain English which provides all the essential information workers, executives, managers, consultants, and professionals need to properly protect themselves, before, during, and after their jobs have ended. It was written exclusively for employees from their perspective and for their protection. The book offers hundreds of practical, proven strategies all workers can understand and follow. 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. Most important, this comprehensive guide tells how to anticipate and avoid common sticky situations during all stages in the employment process.

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 IV, “Collecting Your Due,” provides tips on winning a lawsuit and working effectively with a lawyer.

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 IV, “Collecting Your Due,” provides tips on winning a lawsuit and working effectively with a lawyer.

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 valuable checklists, sample contracts, a glossary, index, and numerous sample demand letterings 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 and be smarter than the boss. If you work for a living, you need this book. It is available beginning August 15, 2010 by ordering at www.TheEmployeesLawyer.com.

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Steven Mitchell Sack, The Employee’s Lawyer, is a practicing attorney with a private law practice in New York City. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stony Brook University and Boston College Law School, Mr. Sack has been an advocate of the worker for more than 30 years. He has served as a commercial arbitrator on labor and breach of contract disputes with the American Arbitration Association and serves as general counsel for many sales associates.

Mr. Sack first became involved with his labor law expertise when his father, a commission salesperson, discussed the problems he and other sales reps faced. Mr. Sack, then in law school, became intensely interested in the plights of these workers. As part of an independent law school study program, he wrote The Salesperson’s Legal Guide, published by Prentice-Hall Press in 1981, which launched his career as a successful labor lawyer, radio host, and best-selling author of 19 books.

Steven has made frequent appearances on radio and television shows including Oprah, CNN, Fox News and CNBC’s Smart Money. His comments on the rights of fired workers have been reported in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Fortune.