Practitioner's Guide to Legal Issues in Organizations

  • Chester Hanvey
  • Kayo Sady

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Eric Dunleavy, Scott Morris, Elizabeth Howard
    Pages 1-26
  3. Mark LoVerde, Ken Lahti
    Pages 27-48
  4. Rich Tonowski
    Pages 49-83
  5. Kevin R. Murphy
    Pages 111-126
  6. Lorin Mueller, Liberty Munson
    Pages 127-161
  7. Rick Jacobs, Barbara Nett
    Pages 183-208
  8. Robert W. Stewart, Ashley K. Stewart, Kenneth T. Bruskiewicz, John P. Vincent, Scott Lemond
    Pages 209-248
  9. Kayo Sady, Micheal G. Aamodt, David Cohen
    Pages 249-282
  10. Chester Hanvey, Cristina Banks, Spencer Skeen
    Pages 283-320
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 321-325

About this book


This highly useful reference outlines best practices in key areas of human resources that are not only fair and equitable, but that can withstand legal scrutiny. Industrial/organizational experts apply their empirical knowledge and practical experience to aspects of HR that are commonly litigated, including broad and specific topics in testing of potential employees, disability issues, compensation and pay equity, and work hours. The book is written to be accessible to readers currently in HR-related graduate-level training as well as HR practitioners with or without background in industrial/organizational psychology. 

And to add to its utility, chapters feature practical strategies for addressing each of the legal issues presented. 

Among the topics covered: 

  • Measuring adverse impact in employee selection decisions.
  • Using background checks in the employee selection process.
  • Disabilities: best practices for vulnerabilities associated with the ADA.
  • Physical abilities testing.
  • Wage and hour litigation.
  • Clinical psychological testing for employee selection.
  • Conducting compensation equity analyses.

Practitioner’s Guide to Legal Issues in Organizations brings clear, up-to-date information to graduate students studying human resources, management, industrial/organizational psychology who are interested in legal issues, as well as applied HR practitioners such as industrial/organizational psychologists, human resources generalists, management and labor economists.


EEO Law adverse impact behavioral, quantitative, and legal perspective civil service cognitive abilities credit checks criminal background employment discrimination employment discrimination litigation employment law equal pay gender differences government audits human resource management industrial/organizational psychology law enforcement legal issues test validation wage and hour

Editors and affiliations

  • Chester Hanvey
    • 1
  • Kayo Sady
    • 2
  1. 1.Berkeley Research GroupSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.DCI Consulting GroupWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11142-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11143-8
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