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

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405134088
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/16/2007
  • Series: Human Resource Action US Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,021,545
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Benjamin W. Wolkinson is Professor of Labor and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University.

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Table of Contents

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.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2003

    Good History. Bad Guide.

    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.

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