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Labor and Employment Law: Text & Cases, 14th Edition

  • David Twomey Boston College
  • ISBN-10: 0324594844  |  ISBN-13: 9780324594843
  • 832 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004, 2001
  • © 2010 | Published
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Overview

Written by a nationally renowned White House labor arbitrator, this edition continues its comprehensive and objective treatment of labor and employment law topics while challenging students to develop critical thinking skills through case analysis. In-depth chapters explore labor law topics, focusing primarily on the National Labor Relations Act, and are updated to include coverage of court systems and the role of administrative agencies in policymaking. In addition, a thorough understanding of employment law topics is provided through chapters on discrimination law, occupational safety and health issues, employee privacy, and more and is updated to include issues of violence in the workplace. No other text on this market can claim the prestige of authorship and timely coverage of topics so important to students in their business careers.

Features and Benefits

  • Detailed Footnotes: The footnotes in this edition of Labor and Employment Law have been fully updated and new footnotes have been added throughout the text. The footnotes not only meticulously provide case citations for further research or assignments, but also provide interesting side-stories to help illustrate the legal concepts explored, offer historical or additional information, and give differing points of view to encourage critical thinking and discussion.
  • Fair Employment Chapters: Chapters covering fair employment practices specifically address the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans with Disabilities Act (and ADA Amendments Act of 2008), and Older Workers Benefits Protection Act.
  • Labor Topics: Labor topics include protection for contingent workers, the union tactic of salting the workforce targeted for union organizational campaigns, and the legality of employee involvement (EI) programs.
  • Current ADR and Mediation Coverage: The discussions of alternate dispute resolution and mediation reflect current trends.
  • Modern Employment Topics: Current information is provided on privacy rights, employment at will, and non-compete agreements. Chapters on pay and equity, age discrimination, disability discrimination laws, and workers' compensation are included.

Table of Contents

1. Overview; Early Doctrines; Current Applications.
2. Congress, Administrative Agencies, and the Courts.
3. Railway and Airline Labor Relations Law.
4. The National Labor Relations Act.
5. Employer and Unfair Labor Practices.
6. Regulation of Union Activities.
7. Legality of Strikes.
8. Dispute Settlement Law.
9. Regulating Internal Union Conduct: ERISA: RICO.
10. Public Employment and Labor Law.
11. Occupational Safety and Health Law.
12. Discrimination Laws: Protected Classes under Title VII and the Constitution.
13. Procedures and Remedies.
14. Pay Equity; Age Discrimination.
15. Disability Discrimination Laws – Workers Compensation, SSDI, and the ADA – Medical and Military Leaves.
16. Employment Relationships: Contractual and Tort Theories.
17. Employee Privacy Topics.
18. Wage and Hour Laws – Closings and Unemployment – Foreign Workers.

What's New

  • New Chapter: Chapter 2, "Congress, Administrative Agencies, and the Courts" offers an overview of basic administrative law principles and outlines the federal court system while presenting the majority and dissenting opinions of the controversial cases recently decided by administrative agencies.
  • Fully Updated: Topics throughout the book reflect the most current developments in labor and employment law. For example, new sections have been added to discuss jurisdictional Issues of the RLA and the NLRA, the protection of employee rights under the NLRA, and violence in the workplace. In addition, new text and cases expand upon and clarify issues such as supervisors eligibility or exclusion from the NLRA, union efforts to avoid the NLRB election process, union secondary activity (including consumer picketing, handbilling, and bannering), permanent replacement status of strikers, ERISA and public sector union security clauses, equal employment opportunities issues, age discrimination law, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, whistleblower law, employee privacy rights, and overtime and immigration issues.
  • New Cases: New cases have been added throughout the book to provide the most timely illustrations of critical labor and employment law issues. The 11 labor and employment law cases decided by the Supreme Court during the 2007-2008 term are all either referenced or reported in this edition – including significant retaliation and equal employment opportunity cases.
  • New Chapter Questions and Case Problems: End-of-chapter questions and problems have been added throughout the book to reflect the most current developments in labor and employment law.
  • Updated Glossary: Part of the difficulty of this subject can be traced to the specialized vocabulary. This vocabulary plays an integral role in the discipline, and learning the terminology serves as a basis for learning how to apply legal concepts. For this edition, 20 new terms have been added to the glossary.
  • Updated Footnotes: The footnotes in this edition of Labor and Employment Law have been fully updated and new footnotes have been added throughout the text. The footnotes not only meticulously provide case citations for further research or assignments, but also provide interesting side-stories to help illustrate the legal concepts explored, offer historical or additional information, and give differing points of view to encourage critical thinking and discussion.
  • Improved Employment and Labor Law Resources: New assets have been added to the companion web site (www.cengage.com/blaw/twomey) for the Fourteenth Edition to help students and instructors, including: General Employment and Labor Law information; links to and descriptions of Departments and Agencies, as well as Associations and Organizations; Legal Forms and Documents; links to Recent Employment and Labor Law cases – updated monthly; a list of Employment and Labor Law blogs; and more!

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Business Law Digital Video Library Printed Access Card

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The author does not let bias appear in this treatment of topics. In fact, I have no idea what the author's personal views, leanings are. I find the presentation objective and factual…The information is there for the student to study and react to on his/her own and form an assessment without the author urging a particular point of view. That's as much as I can ask and expect from any text that covers material where strong opinions are found on the subject."

— Brian Heshizer, Georgia Southwestern State University

"I think the editing on the cases is very good. Not too hard and not too easy. There is enough challenge there to cause the students to bear down and read to understand what the cases are all about."

— Doug Kennedy, University of Wisconsin-Stout

"I think the author has done an amazing job of presenting the material in an informative - yet fair - manner. That is not always an easy task in this area!"

— Susan M. McCabe, J.D., Kellogg Community College

Supplements

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For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0324785194 | ISBN-13: 9780324785197)

The Instructor's Manual, available on the Text Companion Web Site, contains questions and answers for each of the cases reported in the text as well as answers to end-of-chapter questions and problems. The Instructor's Manual also includes Author's Comments, in which the author deviates from the neutral presentation of the text to identify and explain his own opinions on certain matters.

Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act  (ISBN-10: 0324827199 | ISBN-13: 9780324827194)

Enron was once the seventh-largest company on the Fortune 500. Yet, in the wake of revelations of accounting irregularities and securities fraud, it became entangled in the greatest business scandal of a generation and was essentially blinked out of existence after declaring bankruptcy. Similar accounting scandals at Global Crossing, Tyco, WorldCom, Adelphia, HealthSouth, and other companies prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in June 2002. This revolutionary act, which embodies the most significant securities law changes since the original federal securities laws of 1933 and 1934, contains provisions that create a new federal agency, restructure the entire accounting industry, reform Wall Street practices, dramatically alter corporate governance practices here and abroad, and attack insider trading and obstruction of justice. A lot has happened since its passage. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has come into being, and the PCAOB and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued countless rules to implement the SOX's many legislative mandates. This short guide focuses not only on what each part and section of the SOX means but also on what businesses need to know now that is has been implemented.

List Price = $40.95  | CengageBrain Price = $40.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.75

Business Law Digital Video Library Online Access  (ISBN-10: 0324223285 | ISBN-13: 9780324223286)

This dynamic video library features more that sixty video clips than spark class discussion and clarify core legal principles. The library is organized into five series: Legal Conflicts in Business (includes specific modern business and e-commerce scenarios); Ask the Instructor (presents straightforward explanations of concepts for student review); Drama of the Law (features classic business scenarios that spark classroom participation); Real World Legal (explores conflicts that arise in a variety of business environments), and LawFlix (contains clips from many popular films). Access for students is free when bundled with a new textbook, or can be purchased at www.cengagebrain.com

List Price = $43.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.00

Business Law Digital Video Library, 2 term (12 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0324223277 | ISBN-13: 9780324223279)

The Digital Library offers over 90 videos and helps you link your everyday experiences to legal ideas, spark classroom discussion, and reinforce core concepts. The videos are available with MindTap, CengageNOW™, and CourseMate, and at http://www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

List Price = $43.00  | CengageBrain Price = $43.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.25

Student Supplements

Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act  (ISBN-10: 0324827199 | ISBN-13: 9780324827194)

Enron was once the seventh-largest company on the Fortune 500. Yet, in the wake of revelations of accounting irregularities and securities fraud, it became entangled in the greatest business scandal of a generation and was essentially blinked out of existence after declaring bankruptcy. Similar accounting scandals at Global Crossing, Tyco, WorldCom, Adelphia, HealthSouth, and other companies prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in June 2002. This revolutionary act, which embodies the most significant securities law changes since the original federal securities laws of 1933 and 1934, contains provisions that create a new federal agency, restructure the entire accounting industry, reform Wall Street practices, dramatically alter corporate governance practices here and abroad, and attack insider trading and obstruction of justice. A lot has happened since its passage. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has come into being, and the PCAOB and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued countless rules to implement the SOX's many legislative mandates. This short guide focuses not only on what each part and section of the SOX means but also on what businesses need to know now that is has been implemented.

List Price = $40.95  | CengageBrain Price = $40.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.75

Business Law Digital Video Library Online Access  (ISBN-10: 0324223285 | ISBN-13: 9780324223286)

This dynamic video library features more that sixty video clips than spark class discussion and clarify core legal principles. The library is organized into five series: Legal Conflicts in Business (includes specific modern business and e-commerce scenarios); Ask the Instructor (presents straightforward explanations of concepts for student review); Drama of the Law (features classic business scenarios that spark classroom participation); Real World Legal (explores conflicts that arise in a variety of business environments), and LawFlix (contains clips from many popular films). Access for students is free when bundled with a new textbook, or can be purchased at www.cengagebrain.com

List Price = $43.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.00

Business Law Digital Video Library, 2 term (12 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0324223277 | ISBN-13: 9780324223279)

The Digital Library offers over 90 videos and helps you link your everyday experiences to legal ideas, spark classroom discussion, and reinforce core concepts. The videos are available with MindTap, CengageNOW™, and CourseMate, and at http://www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

List Price = $43.00  | CengageBrain Price = $43.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David Twomey

A member of the faculty at the Boston College Carroll School of Management since 1968 and chair of the Business Law Department for over a decade, Professor David P. Twomey has received numerous teaching and service awards at Boston College. He has written 32 editions of his textbooks and numerous articles on labor, employment and business law topics. As Business Law Chair, he serves as a spokesperson for a strong legal and ethical component in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. He also has a special interest in curriculum development—serving four terms as chairman of his school's Education Policy Committee. Professor Twomey is also a nationally known labor arbitrator. In the context of impending nationwide railroad and airline strikes, his service includes appointments by Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush to eight Presidential Emergency Boards, whose recommendations served as the basis for the resolution of these labor disputes. Professor Twomey is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. He is also a member of the Massachusetts, Florida, and federal Bars.