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The Excuse Factory: How Employment Law Is Paralyzing the American Workplace

Olson, Walter K.

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ISBN 10: 0684827328 / ISBN 13: 9780684827322
Published by Martin Kessler Books, New York, 1997
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25 cm, 378, references, index. Inscribed by the author. How Kafkaesque employment laws make it nearly impossible to fire even the most incompetent and unmotivated workers. Bookseller Inventory # 36348

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Title: The Excuse Factory: How Employment Law Is ...

Publisher: Martin Kessler Books, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Printing.

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Argues that numerous laws have made it impossible for businesses to fire incompetent and unmotivated workers


The author of The Litigation Explosion returns with a forceful account of how employment law increasingly makes mediocrity the norm of the American workplace. Thanks to the unintended consequences of well-meaning laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is now increasingly difficult to fire slacking employees for perfectly justifiable reasons. Olson tells story after story of abuse, including one in which a jury awarded nearly $200,000 to a man fired for showing up late to work 215 times in a two-year period. This hurts employers who need productive staffs and insults hard-working people everywhere. The Excuse Factory is hands-down one of the best books available on America's faltering legal system.

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