Labor Law in the Contemporary Workplace

Author: Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780314289360
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Labor Law in the Contemporary Workplace is organized around contemporary problems as a means of teaching the core principles of labor law. It prepares students for the practice of labor law in the contemporary workplace by introducing them to the principles of American labor law and many of the issues that labor law attorneys face. Although the primary focus of the book is the National Labor Relations Act, considerable attention is given to the Railway Labor Act and public-sector labor laws because of their growing relative importance in contemporary practice. The second edition takes account of changes in the law since the first edition was published and in particular new interpretations of the National Labor Relations Act by the National Labor Relations Board and recent state restrictions on public sector collective bargaining.

Employment Law

Author: Hugh Collins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199566550
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This updated edition offers a fresh approach to the law governing employment relations, emphasizing the contemporary policy themes of social inclusion, competitiveness, and the rights of citizenship in the workplace. It acts as a succinct and accessible overview for those new to the subject as well as an excellent summary for students. Employment Law covers all the main areas of the subject including contracts of employment, anti-discrimination law, trade unions, industrial action, and human rights in the workplace. It also discusses how UK law, under the influence of EU law and international protection of human rights, has been transformed for the twentieth-first century by pursuing new goals such as helping to achieve a better balance between work and life, to improve the competitiveness of business through partnership institutions, and to provide superior protection for the basic rights of employees in the workplace. Offering frequent comparisons with the law of other countries, including the United States, the book also discusses the effectiveness of employment regulation as well as examining the different national and transnational methods available.

Contemporary Employment Law

Author: C. Kerry Fields
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454873434
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Contemporary Employment Law, Third Edition, is a straightforward approach to learning the legal essentials of managing a modern workforce, through a practical, balanced discussion of employment and labor law. Designed for a one-semester course that covers the major aspects of employment and discrimination law, the text begins by identifying the differences between employees and independent contractors. In a three-part format, the authors cover the Employment Relationship, Equal Opportunity Laws, and Employee Protections and Benefits. The text is written with the student in mind, with interesting examples, concepts summaries, modern topics and issues, and a clearly written narrative approach to the material.

Labor Law

Author: Robert Gorman
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781628101515
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Sixteenth Edition makes a number of significant changes to its predecessor, reflecting the evolution of the law relating to employers, employees, and unions in a dynamic economy. This edition includes new decisions of the National Labor Relations Board appointed by President Obama, which has departed in important ways from the approach of the Board under the prior administration. Moreover, the Board is now actively confronting the role of labor law in the contemporary workplace, addressing emergent issues such as protections for employee electronic communications and social media interactions, accountability for employers in "fissured" enterprises, and potential limitations on other employer restrictions on collective activity. The book also contains judicial decisions addressing these developments as well as reactions in Congress and elsewhere, evincing the growing polarization over the role of labor unions in society. This edition supplies a comprehensive revision in light of major legal shifts occurring from 2013 through 2015, notably the new NLRB representation election rules Purple Communications, adopting new rules on employee use of employer email for concerted activity Murphy Oil, reiterating D.F. Horton, holding that the waiver of the capacity to participate in a group arbitration of an employment law claim violates of the Labor Act, with more detailed consideration of the judicial treatment of that question under the Norris-LaGuardia Act as well Fedex Home Delivery and more on the distinction between employees and independent contractors Browning-Ferris, McDonald's and more on joint employer status and the situations of franchisors Babcock & Wilcox, announcing new arbitration deferral rules, and the General Counsel's advisory explication of them employer rules affecting § 7 rights - against "gossip," disclosing confidential information, or "threatening behavior" - and especially on the use of recording and photographic devices and social media and much more. Discussion problems and exercises throughout the text offer students the opportunity to engage with this new material, illustrating how exciting and challenging the study of labor law is today. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

Employee Protection at Common Law

Author: Joellen Riley
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862875906
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Employee Protection at Common Law explains the potential development of Australian employment contract law, following the deregulatory Workplace Relations “reforms” of the Howard government.Riley makes a case for the development of the same duties of good faith and fair dealing with workplace relations law, as have developed in contemporary Australian commercial law. Chapters include an explanation of the development in employment contract law of the duty of mutual trust and confidence, and its potential to resolve individual workplace disputes over such matters as performance-based pay and termination benefits.This new work provides the first extensive discussion of the application of the doctrine of estoppel in the workplace context. It also includes chapters on unconscionable dealing, restrictive covenants, and the application of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) to resolve individual employment disputes.

Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation

Author: Christopher Arup
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862876118
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The traditional boundaries of labour law are becoming outmoded in a modern world in which active labour market participants vastly outnumber “employees”, and the world of work extends way beyond the workplace gate. There is convergence with labour market regulation. The contract of employment remains central but is no longer the sole object of study Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation is a state of the art presentation of the latest Australian scholarship and research surrounding this seismic change. Its 38 chapters reflect the dramatically different industrial, social, political and legislative contexts in which the law now operates and the intellectual revolution this is generating. The latest theoretical thinking and empirical findings are gathered together in four parts: the varying purposes of regulation; the different institutions and technologies of regulation; the active role regulation plays in constituting labour markets; and, the regulation of the processes by which employment rights and obligations are determined. Individual chapters contain studies of regulation within prescriptive government schemes, contract networks, specialist labour markets, the intersection between work and family, enterprise policies and practices, and the courts and tribunals. For academics, the book provides much material to enliven and diversify their courses. It advocates fresh intellectual approaches which take account of international scholarship and, while mindful of the latest legislative changes, it adopts a long-range, multi-locational and pluralist view of Australian labour law. For practitioners, the book provides insights into areas that are,as arbitration declines, becoming increasingly important to their clients' interests. The most recent legislation and jurisprudence is discussed in many chapters including discrimination, dismissals, health and safety, immigration, social security, franchise, volunteer and contract law.

Labor and Employment Law Text Cases

Author: David Twomey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0324594844
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 and the implications of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

One Law for All

Author: Elizabeth Shilton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781552214541
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These essays arise from a symposium in honour of the late Professor Bernard Adell, hosted by the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace at Queen's University. The symposium marked the twentieth anniversary of Weber v Ontario Hydro, a Supreme Court of Canada decision that radically challenged orthodox understandings of the role of arbitration in Canadian labour law. The authors provide a thought-provoking range of ideas and insights into the labour law problems posed by Weber, invoking themes that reflect Bernie Adell's lifelong interest in the intersection of theoretical and practical labour law, and in the institutions that shape and enforce that law in Canadian workplaces.