Employment Law for Human Resource Practice / Edition 3

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Overview


Packed with cutting-edge cases and hands-on applications, EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTICE, 5TH EDITION explains the major issues and rules of employment law and how they apply to your human resource career. The text addresses human resource practices associated with each stage of the employment process--from hiring, to managing, to firing. Clippings of current news stories, hypothetical situations, and real cases help you understand how legal concepts apply to business situations, while practical advice for what to do as a manager is summarized at the end of each chapter. Covering the most important employment law topics, the text is completely up to date with the latest legislation, new regulations, and recent case law. It includes extended coverage of the rights of vulnerable employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act, racial discrimination, the use of background checks, the Family Medical Leave Act, and more.
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"The employee life cycle approach to this text offers students the ability to understand the employment process, from beginning to end, while considering the legal environment and its implications for business success. Walsh's personnel law book provides a solid foundation for students to successfully navigate the always changing and rarely certain areas of personnel law within an organization."

"Of all of the texts that I reviewed, this one has the most practical and usable advise for soon-be-HR practioners. The life cycle approach is strong and the writing easy to read."

"My students love the book and HR majors hold on to it as a reference."

"I use the chapter questions a great deal for class discussions. I love using them by section to spice up conversation and see if the students can apply what they've learned. I think these are one of the single most valuable elements of your book!"

"I recently graduated from Central Ohio Technical College as a Business/HR major. One of my classes…used your textbook called "Employment Law for Human Resources Practice" I just wanted to say that I enjoyed the textbook and found it very informative and humorous in some cases. Thank you for writing such a good HR reference textbook."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324594850
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/22/2009
  • Edition description: 3
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 705
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author


David Walsh received his Ph.D. from the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1991. Since then, he has served on the faculty of the Management Department at Miami University. Dr. Walsh teaches and conducts research in the areas of employment law, labor relations, and human resource management. He is also the author of the airline labor relations book ON DIFFERENT PLANES (Cornell University ILR Press, 1994) and has contributed chapters to a number of edited volumes, including THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STRIKES IN AMERICAN HISTORY (M.E. Sharpe, 2009). In addition, he has published articles in such journals as the BERKELEY JOURNAL OF EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW, AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW, and the INDUSTRIAL & LABOR RELATIONS REVIEW.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Introduction to Employment Law
Ch. 1 Overview of Employment Law
Ch. 2 The Employment Relationship
Ch. 3 Overview of Employment Discrimination
Pt. 2 The Hiring Process
Ch. 4 Recruitment, Applications, and Interviews
Ch. 5 Background Checks, References, and Verifying Employment Eligibility
Ch. 6 Employment Testing
Ch. 7 Hiring and Promotion Decisions
Pt. 3 Managing a Diverse Workforce
Ch. 8 Affirmative Action
Ch. 9 Harassment
Ch. 10 Reasonably Accommodating Disability and Religion
Ch. 11 Work-Life Conflicts and Other Diversity Issues
Pt. 4 Pay, Benefits, Terms and Conditions of Employment
Ch. 12 Wages, Hours, and Pay Equity
Ch. 13 Benefits
Ch. 14 Unions and Collective Bargaining
Ch. 15 Occupational Safety and Health
Pt. 5 Managing Performance
Ch. 16 Performance Appraisals, Training, and Development
Ch. 17 Privacy on the Job: Information, Monitoring, and Investigations
Pt. 6 Terminating Employment
Ch. 18 Terminating Nonunion, Private Sector Employees - Employment at Will with Exceptions
Ch. 19 Terminating Unionized and Public Employees - Just Cause and Due Process
Ch. 20 Downsizing, Unemployment Insurance, and Other Posttermination Issues
Glossary
Case Index
Subject Index
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