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Employment Law: The Workplace Rights of Employees and Employers, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-3408-8
464 pages
November 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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Employment Law, 2nd edition examines the relevant statutes, judicial decisions, executive orders, and administrative policies that shape the respective rights of managers and workers at the workplace. It goes well beyond simply stating what is legal and what is illegal, assuming that the student or professional needs to understand the principles underlying the law so that he or she can evaluate an organization's decisions against those principles.

  • A practical but rigorous guide to US employment law, thoroughly updated for this second edition
  • Includes wide use of case material and administrative regulation, including new cases illustrating the continued application of disparate treatment and disparate impact analysis, and more current examples of grooming
  • Each chapter covers historical, social and economic factors giving rise to government intervention in employment relationship; evaluates relevant law policy; discusses of basic legal principles; and considers how law affects HR management
  • Includes new material on gender and leave issues in employment; EEO classifications; employment of the handicapped; courts and affirmative-action; employer involvement in employee non-work activities; drug testing and the law; and inclusion of recent legal doctrine.
  • Oriented both to students taking a course in employment law and to human resources professionals who need to deal daily with matters that have legal significance.
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1 The Purpose of This Book.

Part I: Equal Employment Opportunity Law.

2 The 1964 Civil Rights Act: The EEOC and the Mandate for Equal Employment Opportunity.

3 Evidence and Proof in Equal Employment Opportunity Cases.

4 Gender and Leave Issues in Employment.

5 Other Equal Employment Opportunity Classifications: Age, Religion, and National Origin Discrimination.

6 Courts and Affirmative Action.

7 Employment of the Handicapped.

Part II: Health and Safety.

8 Occupational Safety and Health.

9 Workers’ Compensation.

Part III: New Developments.

10 The Law of Unjust Discharge.

11 Employee Privacy.

12 Drug Testing and the Law.

Index

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Benjamin W. Wolkinson is Professor of Labor and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University.
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  • A practical but rigorous guide to US employment law, thoroughly updated for this second edition

  • Features wide use of case material and administrative regulation, including new cases illustrating the continued application of disparate treatment and disparate impact analysis, and more current examples of grooming

  • Each chapter covers historical, social and economic factors giving rise to government intervention in employment relationship; evaluates relevant law policy; discusses basic legal principles; and considers how law affects HR management

  • Includes new material on gender and leave issues in employment; EEO classifications; employment of the handicapped; courts and affirmative-action; employer involvement in employee non-work activities; drug testing and the law; and inclusion of recent legal doctrine
See More
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