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The third edition of Understanding Employment Law continues to strike a balance between comprehensiveness and selectivity. It provides the substantive material needed to succeed in practice and in the classroom and on final examinations, without overwhelming the reader with details that are unduly esoteric or tangential. The book begins first with common-law employment doctrines such as employment-at-will, employment contracts, employment torts, workplace privacy issues, and restrictive covenants. It then turns to federal and state statutory regulation of the workplace, covering topics such as compensation (including wage and hour legislation and unemployment insurance), employee benefits (including leave time, pensions, and health insurance), and workplace safety legislation. The third edition provides an updated approach to a complex and multifaceted legal framework that is continually evolving.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION
Chapter 2. LEGAL BOUNDARIES OF THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP
Chapter 3. HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AT WILL
Chapter 4. CONTRACT EROSIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AT WILL
Chapter 5. TORT EROSIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AT WILL
Chapter 6. GOOD FAITH AND FAIR DEALING
Chapter 7. THE FUTURE OF WRONGFUL DISCHARGE LAW
Chapter 8. EMPLOYEE FREE SPEECH AND POLITICAL PROTECTIONS
Chapter 9. EMPLOYEE PRIVACY PROTECTIONS
Chapter 10. DEFAMATION AND EMPLOYMENT REFERENCES
Chapter 11. THE DUTY OF LOYALTY, TRADE SECRETS, COVENANTS NOT TO COMPETE, AND EMPLOYEE INVENTIONS
Chapter 12. REGULATION OF COMPENSATION AND LEAVE TIME
Chapter 13. UNEMPLOYMENT AND WARN
Chapter 14. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS UNDER ERISA
Chapter 15. SAFETY AND HEALTH
Chapter 16. ENFORCEMENT OF EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS
Chapter 17. ARBITRATION OF EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES
Table of Cases