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The Fourth Edition offers a comprehensive treatment of the entire subject of personnel law that reflects the author's personal experience as both a practicing lawyer and personnel director. Written in simple language that bridges the gap between law and human relations management, the new edition explores the legal considerations that occur when an employer-employee relationship is established, and focuses on permissible activities in handling personnel problems, when to seek legal counsel, and how to stay out of court. Offers new case law where the legal principles have been changed by the courts. Covers all the new statutes. Continues to find an economical way for the Epersonnel function to live with its law partner, whose principles are laid down by legislation and interpreted by the courts. An excellent resource for those in the personnel/ human resources field.

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Because author Sovereign's background is as a personnel executive, consultant, corporate counsel, and instructor of personnel law to managers, this book is management-oriented. As such, it is a reference for practitioners who are responsible for personnel functions and for in-house counsel who deal with employment law, but it is not a substitute for employment case law or legislation. Updates in this fourth edition include new chapters on safety law and alternative dispute resolution as a possible alternative to litigation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130200389
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 9/30/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Influence of the Law on the Personnel Function 1
2 Explanation of the Court Structure 14
3 Alternative Dispute Resolution? (ADR) 27
4 Discrimination under Civil Rights Act of 1866 and Title VII 33
5 Selecting Qualified Applicants 46
6 Accommodation for Religion and Physical Handicaps 67
7 Working Conditions Based on Sex 89
8 Protection Against Age Discrimination in Employment 112
9 Affirmative Action and Performance Appraisals 123
10 Regulation of Benefit Plans and Effective use of Employee Agreements 137
11 The At-Will Doctrine 156
12 Prevent Wrongful Dicharge Litigation 171
13 Balancing Employee Privacy Rights and Employer's Right to Know 186
14 The Fair Labor Standards Act and Independent Contractors 210
15 Safety Law 228
16 Control of Workers' Compensation Costs 238
17 How to Reduce Unemployment Compensation Costs 256
18 Nonunion Employees under the National Labor Relations Act 269
19 Bargaining under the National Labor Relations Act 286
20 Management Malpractice 301
21 The Direction of Personnel Law in the Late 1990s and 2000 315
Appendix 333
Glossary 350
Index 353
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