A comprehensive summary of federal and New York labor and employment laws, written by an attorney for non-attorney human resources officers, owners, managers and operators of businesses. The book covers topics such as background checks, harassment and discrimination laws, trade secrets and noncompetition principles, hinds and tricks for conducting workplace investigations, hiring employees, and managing performance and misconduct.  Every employer in New York is sure to benefit from the insightful and practical information provide in The Employment Law Manual.