Labor and Employment Law: Text & Cases

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Cengage Learning, Feb 25, 2009 - Business & Economics - 832 pages
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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.
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Contents

Congress Administrative Agencies and the Courts
23
Railway and Airline Labor Relations Law
33
The National Labor Relations Act
51
Employer Unfair Labor Practices
135
Regulation of Union Activities
191
Legality of Strikes
235
Dispute Settlement Law
265
Regulating Internal Union Conduct ERISA RICO
287
Procedures and Remedies
463
Pay Equity Age Discrimination
515
Disability Discrimination LawsWorkers Compensation SSDI and the ADAMedical and Military Leaves
543
Employment Relationships Contractual and Tort Theories
583
Employee Privacy Topics
615
Wage and Hour Law Plant Closings and UnemploymentForeign Workers
661
Appendices
693
Glossary
769

Public Employment and Labor Law
321
Occupational Safety and Health Law
353
Discrimination Laws Protected Classes under Title VII and the Constitution
387

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About the author (2009)

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.

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