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About John V. Siedel
John V. Siedel completed his graduate legal studies at the University of Iowa College of Law and his undergraduate studies at Miami University.
At the University of Iowa College of Law John was a Student Writer on the journal of Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems and a Student Judge on Iowa Law's Moot Court Board. John was also a two-time recipient of the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, recognizing the highest grade earned among students in a law course. And he participated in legal study abroad programs in Egypt, France, India and Israel.
Prior to attending law school John received a B.A. in History from Miami University. During his time at Miami John served as President of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Parliamentarian of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and Fundraising Chair for Miami's chapter of Circle K International. He then worked for the United States Department of Justice where he received a Special Commendation Award recognizing outstanding service during litigation.
The articles in this collection were written by leading US employment law experts. In selecting these articles, the goal was to include articles that are concise, clearly-written, practical, and relevant to the responsibilities of business owners, managers, and human resource professionals—and to their legal advisors.
The result is a mixture of two types of articles. Some articles focus on fundamental, recurring legal concerns. These include, for example, articles on employer responsibilities relating to holiday activities, off-duty conduct, record keeping, reductions in force, retaliation, seasonal workers, severance agreements, trade secrets, and workplace violence.
Other articles address issues that have recently received national attention as a result of changes in the business and legal environment. These include articles on employer responsibilities relating to criminal background checks, Bring Your Own Device policies, workplace bullying, electronic communications, “leaning in,” obesity, social media, telecommuting, and workplace wellness programs.
The articles are organized into four groupings. The first group (“Opening Test”) will test whether you have a sound understanding of employers’ legal responsibilities. The second group (“Broad Coverage”) includes review articles that summarize legal developments in 2013 and agendas for 2014. Articles in the third group (“Global Concerns”) address US employers’ increasing concerns with the legal environment outside the United States. The fourth group of articles (“Specific Topics”) comprises most of the book and covers specific topics relating to ongoing and emerging legal responsibilities of employers.
We hope that the resources in this book will help you achieve business success in a responsible manner.