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Overview

Employment Law gives paralegals and business students an excellent, general overview of all the legal issues that would likely come up in the workplace. Because there are so many statutes covering the workplace, failure to recognize violations of any one of them could result in problems for a company or a client. This is why the text covers all the important areas of employment law. It introduces such topics as workers’ compensation, workplace torts, discrimination, wage and hour issues, OSHA and other federal employment laws. Portions of the text are skillfully illustrated using charts and graphs for better comprehension and retention. Human resources students and future professionals also will find this text to be a valuable resource.

Victoria Ullmann,

Attorney at law; B.A. Ohio Universtiy; J.D. Case Western; admitted to Ohio Bar and U.S. District Court Bar, and 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Bar; formerly a hearing officer for the Ohio state office of EEOC and a predisciplinary hearing officer for the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services.
  • important statutes within the text are readily available to the student
  • historical material puts the legal issues in perspective
  • charts and graphs further illustrate the topics discussed
  • references to On-line support make it convenient to obtain ancillary materials
  • each chapter includes review questions to assist in study of the material
  • detailed analysis of statutory language aids in comprehension of the variety of federal laws involved
  • Edited case law is provided to highlight the important Supreme Court cases interpreting these laws
  • detailed analysis of statutory language aids in comprehension of the variety of federal laws involved
Chapter 1: Basics.
Chapter 2: The Employment Relationship.
Chapter 3: Employment at Will and its Exceptions.
Chapter 4: Workplace Torts and Other Remedies.
Chapter 5: Workers’ Compensation—System Basics.
Chapter 6: Compensation.
Chapter 7: Hearings and Appeal Process.
Chapter 8: Fair Labor Standards Act.
Chapter 9: Unemployment Compensation.
Chapter 10: Collective Bargaining.
Chapter 11: Discrimination—The Statutes.
Chapter 12: The Analytical Framework.
Chapter 13: Enforcement Proceedings.
Chapter 14: Civil Service and Civil Rights in the Public Sector.
Chapter 15: OSHA and Misc.
Federal Statutes.

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  • ISBN-10: 0766835863
  • ISBN-13: 9780766835863
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $150.00
  • RETAIL $199.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Labor and Employment Law

ISBN: 9780766835863
Employment Law gives paralegals and business students an excellent, general overview of all the legal issues that would likely come up in the workplace. Because there are so many statutes covering the workplace, failure to recognize violations of any one of them could result in problems for a company or a client. This is why the text covers all the important areas of employment law. It introduces such topics as workers’ compensation, workplace torts, discrimination, wage and hour issues, OSHA and other federal employment laws. Portions of the text are skillfully illustrated using charts and graphs for better comprehension and retention. Human resources students and future professionals also will find this text to be a valuable resource.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9780766835870
Practical Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals is an excellent tool for learning the fundamentals of bankruptcy for paralegals. More than simply a textbook, each topic is fully developed to the extent necessary for effective use by a beginning legal assistant, yet discussions are of sufficient sophistication to keep the attention of the experienced professional. The text follows a five-level approach to teaching bankruptcy law. It moves from an overview of the substantive law of bankruptcy to insights into the law and written and unwritten rules of procedure that guide and often control how the law is implemented. The material skillfully guides the student through the procedural labyrinth of bankruptcy practice with timelines, checklists and analysis aids then presents exercises for hands-on experience in performing bankruptcy tasks that are common in actual practice. Each chapter concludes with a set of questions and answers and drafting projects intended for the student to research and answer. The text also includes the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, as well as references to relevant software and Web sites, making it a continuing resource for the assistant once in a professional setting.

FOR STUDENTS

Labor and Employment Law

ISBN: 9780766835863
The Labor and Employment Law text is designed to present a comprehensive and concise survey of the law affecting the workplace. This text is intended to provide a broad overview of the area for paralegals, managers and human resources professionals. The text provides an outline of state law regarding the employment relationship itself, employment contracts, employment related tort law and workers' compensation. Most of the significant employment legislation of the 20th century has been enacted at the federal level. Because this law evolved relatively recently as a result of a variety of crises, the historical background is provided to enhance understanding of these statutes. The chapters discussing the various federal laws provide detailed analysis of the statutes along with the most important Supreme Court cases interpreting these laws. The text itself includes a variety of study aids, including charts, tables, and forms as well as study questions and highlighted key words.