Employment and Labor Law / Edition 8

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A comprehensive introduction to employment and labor relations law, EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW is ideal for non-legal students and professionals. Excerpts from real case law throughout the book illustrate how labor-related disputes arise and get resolved in the courts. And, eye-opening chapter features like The Working Law and Ethical Dilemma demonstrate how labor legislation and ethical decision-making can impact companies today. Complete with the most up-to-date information on the ADA Amendments Act, ERISA Amendments under the Obama Administration's 2009 economic stimulus plan, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and much more, no other book combines such balanced coverage with an accessible, reader-friendly approach.

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Editorial Reviews

This text provides an introduction to US employment and labor law for students of business, human resources, and industrial relations. Throughout the text, legal cases are used to illustrate principles relating to equal employment opportunity, employment law, and labor relations law. A sampling of topics includes commonly committed workplace torts; wrongful discharge; discrimination based on race, religion, age, and disability; occupational safety and health; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); the National Labor Relations Board; collective bargaining; and the rights of union members. The volume does not contain bibliographical references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"I have practiced labor and employment law for over twenty years and I think this is the best text for a basic labor and employment law class… It's simple to read and straightforward. I tell my students to keep the book and not sell it because it is quite helpful for the basic questions they will be asked in the work world."

"The text is well laid-out, and is written in language that is appropriate for the students; there is no reason for the students to not read the text. The questions that follow the edited cases help to focus the student's analysis of the case in question, its relevance to the topic, and introduce the student to legal concepts and outcomes they tend to neglect or may not fully understand..."

"Excellent balance of in-depth case-law readings, related ethical considerations, Internet resources, and foundational materials for the non-lawyer audience."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133586609
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/19/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 132,872
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick J. Cihon is an Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management. His research interests include employment law, employment discrimination, labor relations, and dispute resolution. Professor Cihon is the co-author of West's TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT, and as well as a number of books and articles in the field of employment law. After a career with the Ontario Ministry of Labor, Professor Cihon came to Syracuse where he received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from both the Syracuse University Association of Graduate Business Students and the Syracuse Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. Professor Cihon received a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto, and an LL.M. from Yale Law School.

James Ottavio Castagnera is the Associate Provost and Associate Counsel at Rider University in Lawrenceville and Princeton (NJ), where he oversees international and honors programs, regulatory matters, labor relations with the faculty union, and other legal affairs in the Academic Affairs Division. He is also president of K&C Human Resource Enterprises, a freelance writing and editing organization. In addition to EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW, Dr. Castagnera has published 16 other books, including AL QAEDA GOES TO COLLEGE: IMPACT OF THE WAR ON TERROR ON AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION (Praeger, 2009) and NED MCADOO AND THE MOLLY MAGUIRES, a self-published novel of 19th and 21st century domestic terrorism. He holds a J.D. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University and has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar for twenty-eight years.

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Table of Contents

Part I: 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 II: 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 III: 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 IV: 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. Appendices. Glossary. Index of Cases. Index of Subjects.

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