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Labor and Employment Law: Text & Cases, 15th Edition

  • David Twomey Boston College
  • ISBN-10: 1133188281  |  ISBN-13: 9781133188285
  • 840 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $285.00
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About

Overview

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW: TEXT & CASES, 15TH EDITION, written by a nationally renowned White House labor arbitrator, offers comprehensive and objective coverage of labor and employment law topics that challenge 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. Also included in this edition are issues of violence in the workplace and the implications of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. No other text in 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.
  • 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! Fully updated topics throughout the text reflect the most current developments in labor and employment law: jurisdictional issues of the RLA and the NLRA, the protection of employee rights under the NLRA, and violence in the workplace. In addition, 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, most recent changes to the ADA Amendments Act, whistleblower law, employee privacy rights, and overtime and immigration issues.
  • NEW! New cases have been added throughout the text to provide the timeliest illustrations of critical labor and employment law issues. All the most recent labor and employment law cases decided by the Supreme Court are either referenced or reported in this edition, including significant retaliation and equal employment opportunity cases.
  • NEW! End-of-chapter questions and problems have been updated and revised to reflect the most current developments in labor and employment law.
  • NEW! The glossary has been updated to include several new terms. Specialized vocabulary plays an integral role in this discipline, and learning the terminology serves as a basis for learning how to apply legal concepts.
  • NEW! The footnotes in this edition 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.
  • NEW! New assets have been added to the companion website (www.cengagebrain.com) to help students and instructors, including: General Employment and Labor Law information; web links and descriptions of Departments, Agencies, 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!

Supplements

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Instructor 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

Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 9781285752129)

Enhance your Business Law or Legal Environment course with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. You can assign all or part of this guide to supplement your Cengage textbook to illustrate how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. The guide provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

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

Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 9781285752129)

Enhance your knowledge of business law or the legal environment with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. The guide illustrates how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. It provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

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.