A comprehensive introduction to employment and labor relations law, "Employment and Labor Law" is the ideal text for students of business and other non-legal professions. "Employment and Labor Law" uses real case excerpts to encourage critical reasoning and illustrate how labor-related disputes arise and get resolved in the courts. And, enlightening chapter features like The Working Law and Ethical Dilemma make a real connection with students by showing how labor legislation and ethical decision-making impact employees of all levels of organizations today. Complete with the latest information on the ADAA, ERISA Amendments under ARRA, the Lilly Ledbetter Act, and much more, no other book on the market contains such balanced coverage in a student-friendly approach.
Table of Contents
PART 1: COMMON-LAW EMPLOYMENT ISSUES. 1. First the Forest, Then the Trees: An Overview of Employment and Labor Law. 2. Employment Contracts and Wrongful Discharge. 3. Commonly Committed Workplace Torts. 4. Employee Privacy Rights in the 21st Century. 5. The Global Perspective: International Employment Law and American Immigration Policy. PART 2: EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. 6. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Race Discrimination. 7. Gender and Family Issues: Title VII and Other Legislation. 8. Discrimination Based on Religion and National Origin; Procedures under Title VII. 9. Discrimination Based on Age. 10. Discrimination Based on Disability. 11. Other EEO and Employment Legislation: Federal and State Laws. PART 3: LABOR RELATIONS LAW. 12. The Rise of Organized Labor and Its Regulatory Framework. 13. The Unionization Process. 14. Unfair Labor Practices by Employers and Unions. 15. Collective Bargaining. 16. Picketing and Strikes. 17. The Enforcement and Administration of the Collective Agreement. 18. The Rights of Union Members. 19. Public Sector Labor Relations. PART 4: EMPLOYMENT LAW ISSUES. 20. Occupational Safety and Health. 21. The Employee's Safety Nets: Unemployment and Workers' Compensation, Social Security and Retirement Plans. 22. The Fair Labor Standards Act.