Human Resources Law

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
John Remington / Richard T. Heiser / Cyrus Smythe / Kenneth Sovereign  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
368
Pub.-date
March 2011
ISBN13
9780132568890
ISBN
0132568896
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Description

This text offers a comprehensive treatment of personnel law that reflects the author's personal experience both as a practicing lawyer and personnel director. Written in simple language that bridges the gap between law and human relations management, the new edition explores the legal considerations that occur when an employer/employee relationship is established, and focuses on permissible activities in handling personnel problems, when to seek legal counsel, and how to stay out of court.

Features

This text offers a comprehensive treatment of personnel law that reflects the author's personal experience both as a practicing lawyer and personnel director. Written in simple language that bridges the gap between law and human relations management, the new edition explores the legal considerations that occur when an employer/employee relationship is established, and focuses on permissible activities in handling personnel problems, when to seek legal counsel, and how to stay out of court.

  • Brief paperback with comprehensive coverage of personnel law.
  • Up to date - includes the latest cases, statutes, and a new chapter on OSHA and safety
  • Practical - explains the reality of “What to do, how to do it, when to do it, and why” in personnel law today.

New to this Edition

A new author team brings this edition into the 21st century. This new team includes John Remington from University of Minnesota who specializes in labor arbitration, Dick Heiser who specializes in human resource management with Fortune 500 companies, and Cyrus Smythe who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and is now a Professor Emeritus with the University of Minnesota.

Extensive revision includes new coverage of:

  • Contemporary human resources issues, including privacy, globalization, and immigration
  • Practical advice for employers to avoid litigation
  • Development of employment law in the United States
  • Coverage of new statutes and court decisions
  • The environment for public-sector labor relations
  • Employer obligations in communicating with employees

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Human Resources and the Law
Chapter 2: Discriminatory Conduct
Chapter 3: Fair Employment Practices
Chapter 4: Disability, Medical Leave, Religious Accommodation, and Substance Abuse Issues
Chapter 5: Compensation Directives
Chapter 6: Occupational Health and Safety Law
Chapter 7: Employee Information and Communication Mandates
Chapter 8: Collective Bargaining in the Private Sector
Chapter 9: Public-Sector Labor Relations
Chapter 10: Avoiding Termination Litigation
Chapter 11: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 12: Human Resource Issues in the Twenty-First Century 


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