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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.
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.
Posted November 20, 2003
For its time, this was an excellent book for understanding important aspects of employment law. Unfortunately, the failure to update the material for seven years has significantly deteriorated its use. In an easy to read style Benjamin Wolkinson and Richard Block distilled into the pages an excellent insight into major topics. Part I occupies more than half the book with an in-depth and comprehensive description of the requirements and procedural aspects of laws addressed by the EEOC. Part II is an excellent analysis of OSHA. In that same Part II, although workers' compensation varies from state to state, the common elements of the subject are discussed in a manner still helpful to lawyers, employers and employees regardless of the state in which they work. In Part III, the authors analyze issues that were newly emerging as the Twentieth Century was ending such as unjust discharge, employer involvement in employee non-work activities and the perennially changing law on drug testing. The one grave draw back is that the book's printing date is misleading. Though the last printing was in 2001, the most recent material is from 1995. Since that date, many significant changes have occurred. Consequently, the book has reached a point where it is better as interesting history than as a valid working guide.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.