Employment Law: The Workplace Rights Of Employees And Employers (Paperback)

[Benjamin W. Wolkinson, The Msu Employment Law Group] | 464 pages.

Published by WileyBlackwell on 01 Oct. 2007.

"Employment Law, 2nd Edition" examines the relevant statutes, judicial decisions, executive orders, and administrative policies that shape the respective rights of managers and workers at the workplace. It goes well beyond simply stating what is legal and what is illegal, assuming that the student or professional needs to understand the principles underlying the law so that he or she can evaluate an organization's decisions against those principles.

It is a practical but rigorous guide to US employment law, thoroughly updated for this second edition. It includes wide use of case material and administrative regulation, including new cases illustrating the continued application of disparate treatment and disparate impact analysis, and more current examples of grooming.

Each chapter covers historical, social and economic factors giving rise to government intervention in employment relationship; evaluates relevant law policy; discusses of basic legal principles; and considers how law affects HR management.

It includes new material on gender and leave issues in employment; EEO classifications; employment of the handicapped; courts and affirmative-action; employer involvement in employee non-work activities; drug testing and the law; and inclusion of recent legal doctrine. It is oriented both to students taking a course in employment law and to human resources professionals who need to deal daily with matters that have legal significance.

About the Author
Benjamin W. Wolkinson is Professor of Labor and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University.

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