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Employment Law for Human Resource Practice, 5th Edition

  • David J. Walsh Miami University
  • ISBN-10: 1305112121  |  ISBN-13: 9781305112124
  • 784 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $225.00
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About

Overview

Packed with the most current cases and examples available, EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTICE, 5E addresses human resource practices associated with each stage of the employment process--from hiring, to managing, to firing--as it emphasizes the application of legal concepts to business situations. News clippings, hypothetical situations, and other hands-on applications throughout the text offer students opportunities to develop issue spotting, critical thinking, and legal reasoning skills that will be integral in their future careers as human resource managers. The text empowers students to understand the difference between what is legal and what is not, see and avoid potential problems, and know when to turn to a lawyer. Covering the most important employment law topics, the Fifth Edition is completely up to date with the latest legislation, new regulations, and recent case law and now 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.

Features and Benefits

  • Unique Employment Life Cycle Approach: Taking students through each stage of the employment process, EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTICE organizes chapters according to human resource practices and functions, such as hiring, managing, performance, and termination. This "hire-to-fire" approach provides an intuitive arc for students to follow--simulating what they might experience in their own career path.
  • Practical Focus: Numerous features illustrate the relevance of chapter material to students' future careers as managers as well as emphasize how to apply legal concepts to business situations. Offering brief synopses of recent cases, events, or reports, "Clippings" features are closely integrated into chapters and show how employment law relates to real-world events. "Elements of a Claim" features outline particular types of legal claims and explain what needs to be shown for a claim to succeed. Italicized throughout the text, "Practical Implications of the Law" suggest how to carry out human resource activities in a lawful manner and are summarized at the end of each chapter. "The Changing Workplace" highlights recent changes in the workplace, human resource practices, and the workforce that have particular implications for the law.
  • Case Treatment: Case selections include excerpts--retaining the language of the court--from leading court decisions in employment law and provide a brief statement of the facts, the legal issue, and the explanation of the decision maker's rationale.
  • Online Learning Tools: Helping students maximize their course success, the text website provides key terms, flashcards, and interactive quiz questions that test basic comprehension of the concepts illustrated in the chapter.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO EMPLOYMENT LAW.
1. Overview of Employment Law.
2. The Employment Relationship.
3. Overview of Employment Discrimination.
Part II: THE HIRING PROCESS.
4. Recruitment, Applications, and Interviews.
5. Background Checks, References, and Verifying Employment Eligibility.
6. Employment Testing.
7. Hiring and Promotion Decisions.
Part III: MANAGING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE.
8. Affirmative Action.
9. Harassment.
10. Reasonably Accommodating Disability and Religion.
11. Work-Life Conflicts and Other Diversity Issues.
Part IV: PAY, BENEFITS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.
12. Wages, Hours, and Pay Equity.
13. Benefits.
14. Unions and Collective Bargaining.
15. Occupational Safety and Health.
Part V: MANAGING PERFORMANCE.
16. Performance Appraisals, Training, and Development.
17. Privacy on the Job: Information, Monitoring, and Investigations.
Part VI: TERMINATING EMPLOYMENT.
18. Terminating Individual Employees.
19. Downsizing and Post Termination Issues

What's New

  • Completely revised, updated and packed with new examples, EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTICE, 5E continues to deliver comprehensive coverage of all the most important employment law topics.
  • The Fifth Edition adds extended coverage of recent legislation, new regulations, and current case law. New content covers the rights of vulnerable employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act, racial discrimination cases, the use of background checks, the Family Medical Leave Act, and much more.
  • Reflecting the latest in court decisions, new cases are included in every chapter--making Walsh the most up-to-date textbook on the market.

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Instructor Supplements

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Expand students' understanding and streamline class preparation with the numerous instructor and student resources available on this edition's robust companion website. Easily download password-protected instructor resources, including the Solution's Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint® slides. Students can review concepts using PowerPoint® slides, online quizzes, and other interactive learning tools.

Business Law Digital Video Library, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285458494 | ISBN-13: 9781285458496)

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

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Student Supplements

Website  (ISBN-10: 130511213X | ISBN-13: 9781305112131)

Expand your understanding with numerous student learning resources available on this edition's companion website, including key terms, flashcards, and online quizzes.

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Business Law Digital Video Library, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285458494 | ISBN-13: 9781285458496)

The Digital Library offers more than 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, CourseMate, and on http://www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

David J. Walsh

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.