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While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in ASTA White Papers as of the date of their publication, please be advised that some content contained therein may be outdated or otherwise inaccurate at the present time. Accordingly, ASTA makes no representation regarding the timeliness of all of the information accessible here. Members having questions regarding the current state of a White Paper topic may wish to contact ASTA to obtain the most up-to-date information.

Employment Laws on Citizenship, Jury Duty and Health Insurance — July 10, 2007
The Act prohibits employers from threatening to fire, firing, or intimidating employees who have been called upon to serve as jurors in federal court.

Discrimination Laws and Employment — July 10, 2007
Coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted on July 26, 1990

Certain Federal Employment Laws That May Apply To Travel Agencies — July 10, 2007
There are a number of federal employment laws that need to be observed. Here are some that could pertain to your agency:

Job References — July 10, 2007
What is the proper response when someone calls and asks about a former employee? Because of the potential for defamation claims, it is important to exercise caution and develop a policy that governs how such inquiries will be handled.

Employment Issues Related to E-Mail and the Internet — July 10, 2007
The 2000 ASTA Office Automation Survey found that 89.3% of ASTA members had Internet access in their offices, and nearly as many used e-mail. Given that Internet access and e-mail are becoming more integral aspects of office life, it is important to consider the employment issues that may result.

Offer of Employment — July 10, 2007
You've found the right candidate and you want to make them an offer of employment. But you are not clear of the legal minefield. Mistakes made at this stage can complicate matters should you and the employee part ways later on.

Hiring — July 10, 2007
The legal responsibilities imposed by the laws that govern employment begin before the employee is hired - during the recruitment process.

The Employee Classification Quandary Report — June 20, 2007
A premium member report on how travel agents fall under the Federal Wage and Hour Laws, the report includes an overview of the federal minimum wage and overtime rules under the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938).

Creating a Privacy Policy for Your Agency — June 20, 2007
This report explains the law on Web site privacy policies, offers privacy policy implementation tips and contains a sample privacy policy that Premium Members can use to craft their own privacy policy. It also addresses the issue of managing privacy within the office by protecting employee records and assuring that office equipment is used properly.


While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in ASTA White Papers as of the date of their publication, please be advised that some content contained therein may be outdated or otherwise inaccurate at the present time. Accordingly, ASTA makes no representation regarding the timeliness of all of the information accessible here. Members having questions regarding the current state of a White Paper topic may wish to contact ASTA to obtain the most up-to-date information.

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