USE PROTECTION is an essential guide to advancement in the workplace. To protect yourself, you need to understand the rules of the game. Don't rely on the HR Department to protect you. Be your own advocate. Learn the key points about job interviews, offer letters, background investigations, mentoring, performance evaluations, overtime pay, medical leave, disabilities, investigations of misconduct, sexual harassment, workplace violence, termination for poor performance or violating company rules, reductions in force, and non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.