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Employment Law for Human Resource Practice 5th Edition

David J. Walsh

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  • ISBN-10: 1305832159
  • ISBN-13: 9781305832152
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  • ISBN-10: 1305112121
  • ISBN-13: 9781305112124
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EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTICE, 5th Edition 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. 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, this edition 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.

David J. Walsh, Miami University

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.
  • 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.

Employment Law for Human Resource Practice


1. Overview of Employment Law.
2. The Employment Relationship.
3. Overview of Employment Discrimination.
4. Recruitment, Applications, and Interviews.
5. Background Checks, References, and Verifying Employment Eligibility.
6. Employment Testing.
7. Hiring and Promotion Decisions.
8. Affirmative Action.
9. Harassment.
10. Reasonably Accommodating Disability and Religion.
11. Work-Life Conflicts and Other Diversity Issues.
12. Wages, Hours, and Pay Equity.
13. Benefits.
14. Unions and Collective Bargaining.
15. Occupational Safety and Health.
16. Performance Appraisals, Training, and Development.
17. Privacy on the Job: Information, Monitoring, and Investigations.
18. Terminating Individual Employees.
19. Downsizing and Post Termination Issues

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.



ISBN: 9781305112131
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.