CONTEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT LAW SECOND EDITION ASPEN COLLEGE

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Contemporary Employment Law

Author : C. Kerry Fields
ISBN : 9781454834175
Genre : Law
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Designed for a one-semester course that covers the major aspects of law, the highly teachable Contemporary Employment Law explores the legal essentials of managing a modern workforce. The text identifies the differences between employees and independent contractors, then proceeds through the phases of hiring, promotion, and termination of employment. Modern employment issues covered include selecting employees; whistleblowing; immigration and nationality; covenants not to compete; confidentiality and trade secret agreements; current laws and regulations on pay, disability, and age discrimination; work-family conflicts; privacy; wage and hour laws; worker safety; and global employment. Each chapter features learning objectives, well-edited landmark cases followed by questions, abundant examples, management applications, "Focus on Ethics," Human Resource forms, and more. Students will learn to frame the issues that managers must identify in the workplace. The companion website offers online student support with resources, forms, quizzes, additional assignments, and extracts of pertinent statutes. The presentation has been streamlined, to make the Second Edition even more readable and accessible, thoroughly explaining basic concepts before moving to more complex material. More short cases and practice forms help students learn. New U.S. Supreme Court cases are briefed, including: AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion (effect of the Federal Arbitration Act preemption of state laws restricting arbitration of employment claims), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes (class action certification denied), Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP (third party retaliation claims against employers), Staub v. Proctor Hosp. (employer liable if non-decision maker with discriminatory bias influenced actions of unbiased decision maker), Duryea v. Guarnieri (employees right to exercise First Amendment rights), Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. (employee's oral complaint about FLSA violation has filed a claim), Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham (whether pharmaceutical salespeople are exempt under the FLSA), and Perich v Hosanna (rights of ministers against their churches). More than twenty new state and federal cases are covered, including Rainey v. Domino's Pizza (franchisor's liability for accident caused by franchisee's delivery person), Does I-XI, Workers in China, Bangladesh, etc. v. Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (foreign workers not intended beneficiaries of contracts with foreign suppliers over wages, hours, working conditions, and discrimination), Neessen v. Arona Corp. (Pregnancy Discrimination Act protects against refusal to hire women who are recently pregnant), Kuebel v. Black & Decker, Inc. ( ??? ), Hispanics United of Buffalo, Inc. v Carlos Ortiz (Facebook postings related to workplace conditions as a protected activity), Tides v. Boeing (Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection does not extend to communications to the media), Nixon-Tinkelman v. New York City Dep't of Health and Mental Hygiene (expansion of duty of reasonable accommodation regarding transfer from a distant to a near work site), and Nichols v. Dancer (interests in workplace efficiency may outweigh employee's First Amendment rights). New statutes and regulations enacted since the first edition was published are explored, including Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Act of 2010, Health Care Reform Act of 2010 and its regulations, employers duty to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) through a notice mandated by the National Labor Relations Board, and the implementation of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.
Category: Law

Basic Labor And Employment Law For Paralegals

Author : Clyde E. Craig
ISBN : 9780735562332
Genre : Law
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Specifically designed and written for paralegal students, Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals covers all of the essential elements of its subject in depth. with a logical three-part organization, and supported by dynamic pedagogy, you will find this concise paperback highly teachable and an asset to your students' classroom experience. Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals features: complete coverage of basic Labor and Employment Law in the United States , developed for paralegal students manageable three-part organization: Part I. Introduction to Labor and Employment Law traces the historical development of labor and employment law in America and explores the nature of the employment relationship Part II. Labor-Management Relations in the Union Setting looks at how American labor law regulates labor-management relations, methods of selecting collective bargaining representatives, unfair labor practices by employers and unions, economic weapons in labor disputes, and the formation and administration of labor contracts Part III. Employment Discrimination treats various forms of employment discrimination in American law and the methods and procedures for pursuing employment discrimination claims dynamic pedagogy in every chapter, including: marginal definitions fact scenarios that illustrate the concepts covered in the text, accompanied by fact-analysis questions discussion questions and exercises that give students practice applying new concepts case excerpts that encourage case analysis a detailed Instructor's Manual that includes the following elements in each chapter: additional fact scenarios, case excerpts, and readings quiz and exam questions more discussion questions and exercises suggested writing assignments If you expect timely, thorough coverage and complete teaching support, you'll want to take note of Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals, specifically for your paralegal students. *Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or [email protected]
Category: Law

Contemporary Law Office Management

Author : Lori Tripoli
ISBN : 9781454846123
Genre : Law
File Size : 67.84 MB
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Practical and engaging introduction to Law Office Management for paralegals. Features: Comprehensive overview of the basics of law office management in today's legal environment. Features real-world examples of law office management issues faced in the law office today. Includes helpful vocabulary, constructive discussion starters, and useful case excerpts underscoring core concepts. All of these help instructor's engage students with the material. Discussion questions and case studies are provided at the end of each chapter to reinforce the material. Each chapter includes review checklists and additional resources to help students master the concepts. Students are taught the ethical requirements of the legal business but are also challenged to understand their real-world underpinnings. New to the Second Edition: Updated to reflect changes in the legal profession as clients demand economically viable solutions and technology increasingly allows lawyers to provide them Coverage of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Chapter 5. Coverage of sustainability in facility management in Chapter 6 More focus on developing demonstrable skills useful in law office management, in the legal field, and beyond Greater emphasis on client relationship management and legal project management by all members of the legal team Career preparation tips in every chapter Chapter outcomes added to the beginning of every chapter Coverage of texts and instant messaging in Chapter 7 New section on Marketing the Law Firm in Chapter 8 Enhanced discussion of social media and its usefulness in law firm marketing
Category: Law

Gender Law And Policy

Author : Katharine T. Bartlett
ISBN : 9781454848448
Genre : Law
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Gender Law and Policy touches on every area of life-topics thatreach us all-such as employment, family, education, and sexual identity. Katharine T. Bartlett and Deborah L. Rhode offer a theoretical framework that supports thoughtful and systematic analysis, alongside over 100 practical questions of contemporary law and policy. Features: Organized in theoretical frameworks to enable student to grasp different conceptualizations of equality and justice. Provides complete, up-to-date coverage of conventional ""women and the law"" issues, including employment law, affirmative action, sexual harassment, reproductive rights, domestic violence, Title IX, and poverty and race. Shows the complex ways in which gender permeates the law, including issues relating to property, ethics, contracts, sports, and criminal law. Tailors cases to undergraduate use, almost entirely omitting procedural issues
Category: Law

Law Office Management For Paralegals

Author : Laurel A. Vietzen
ISBN : 1454859385
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This is a comprehensive introduction to law office management, written specifically for paralegal students taking a stand-alone office management course. Unique among textbooks of its kind, it provides thorough coverage of all aspects of law office management and organization, including ethics and soft skills such as communications and critical thinking that are key to successful office management. Assignments are drawn from real-world law office management situations and supported by innovative visual aids and learning tools, such as Clio, Tabs, and PracticeMaster, which gives students hands-on practice with timekeeping systems. Features: Supported by visual aids and innovative learning devices, this book offers complete coverage of principles of management; employment and compensation; personnel structure of different types of law offices; billing and accounting methods; administrative systems; technology; and the tasks, responsibilities, and roles of lawyers and paralegals. Every chapter includes an ethics assignment. A new chapter walks students through exercises using Clio, Tabs III, and PracticeMaster software (available online to users of this text) for time-keeping, conflicts checks, entering contacts, entering dates in the docket system, trust accounting, generating a form letter, and other client-file tasks. The chapter also directs students through creation of a pdf portfolio, redacting documents, and creating bookmarks. New career profiles emphasize the importance of involvement in professional organizations, advancement in the legal field without obtaining a law degree, and that the legal profession Is populated by men and women of all ages and backgrounds.
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Contemporary Real Estate Law

Author : C. Kerry Fields
ISBN : 9781454896272
Genre : Law
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Contemporary Real Estate Law, Second Edition by C. Kerry Fields and Kevin C. Fields, contains all the traditional topics in real estate law as well as the fresh, current information needed by real estate practitioners, brokers, investors, developers, homeowners, and anyone interested in the dynamic field of real estate. The authors focus on teaching the legal principles that create both rights enjoyed and the corresponding duties imposed upon those parties under property law. The Second Edition features the best and most current cases on each topic from courts across the United States. Many case-based examples throughout the text ensure students can apply the principles they learn. Exercises throughout the book challenge students to apply the law to real world settings, and “Focus on Ethics” sections highlight managerial decisions. Time-tested real estate forms and practice tips are provided to stimulate class discussion. Key Features: Exercises that challenge students to apply the law to real world situations Connected Coursebook format that offers robust search and highlighting, interactive practice questions, outlining software and more An accessible writing style combined with thoughtful pedagogy New charts, figures and exhibits to accelerate student learning A new chapter on environmental law that discusses frequent environmental issues that are present in real estate transactions
Category: Law

Family Law For Paralegals

Author : J. Shoshanna Ehrlich
ISBN : 9781454873396
Genre : Law
File Size : 33.69 MB
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Family Law for Paralegals, 7E is a comprehensive text for family law, offering complete coverage of the basics of family law, combined with historical context and insight into topics of current interest. This thoughtful and carefully written textbook offers the nuts-and-bolts of the law, framed in historical context and include exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in family law today. The text’s comprehensive coverage includes basic coverage of the issues of marriage and divorce, as well as cutting-edge issues such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, child support and custody, and same-sex marriage. Features: Detailed treatment of Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges striking down bans on marriages between same-sex partners on federal constitutional grounds Added discussion about emerging recognition of domestic violence as a human rights violation Discussion of expanded protections under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 for both Native American women who are abused by non-Native perpetrators and same-sex victims of abuse Expanded section on interstate child support cases, with new material on international support actions under a recent Hague Convention Expanded section on post-majority child support focused on enlarging parental obligations to correspond to the new reality of today’s young adults An added section about some of the continuing ambiguities/complexities of interstate child custody cases under the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act A new section on the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act A new section on e-mediation A new section on the Indian Child Welfare Act that is intended to reverse historical disregard for tribal relations of Native Peoples
Category: Law

Legal Environment

Author : Brian J. Halsey
ISBN : 0735568103
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 77.62 MB
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Comprehensive legal environment of business text, designed for introductory courses. This text is available in ebook format from the VitalSource Store. To download and use the ebook, you will need the free VitalSource Bookshelf software. DOWNLOAD NOW Features: Complete coverage includes all the elements of a traditional Legal Environment of Business Text. Also covers topics that make it suitable for and“crossoverand” courses and courses that are traditionally business organizations or business law oriented. Designed for use in either general undergraduate legal environment classes or more practical paralegal courses. Approachable text, covering all the major subject areas of the legal environment in an easy to understand and concise manner. Provides both an understanding of the basics of the law and understanding of practical applications. The basic concepts are reinforced by cases and hypotheticals within the text that allow for practical application of the legal concepts discussed in each chapter. This well-written text includes the following: Each chapter has multiple hypotheticals, examples, questions, definitions, exercises, in text case summaries and redacted case excerpts. All of the chapters begin with stated learning objectives. Additionally, each chapter includes a discussion of relevant ethical issues Shorter length will appeal to those overwhelmed by longer books with too much information. A comprehensive instructorand’s manual and test bank will be included. The text will include free Loislaw access for students and faculty, together with sample research exercises. *Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law and& Business at 800.529.7545 or [email protected]
Category: Business & Economics

Practical Environmental Law

Author : Laurel A. Vietzen
ISBN : 9781454819356
Genre : Law
File Size : 70.2 MB
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Practical Environmental Law is a comprehensive, practical introduction to environmental law written exclusively for paralegal students. The concise, well-written text focuses on a broad understanding of the sources of environmental law and offers students numerous practical exercises as well as concrete methods for researching the law. It also includes methods for conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic ignored by other textbooks. The Second Edition offers thoroughly updated exercises, websites, government forms and laws, and includes a new chapter on mining law. Features: Accessible, practical approach to environmental law, specifically designed for the paralegal student. Comprehensive coverage includes the basics of the judicial concepts, policies, agencies and institutions that shape environmental law. A brief overview of legal research and how it applies to environmental law. Intuitive organization starts with the implementation and sources of Environmental Law and moves on to specific statutes. Emphasis on conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic no other book addresses. Engaging hands-on assignments, exercises and website resources teach students how to research local laws and access vital information. Strong pedagogical features reinforce the material, including crossword puzzles, key terms, review questions, and practice exercises. Features employment opportunities and ethical issues. Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition includes: New chapter on mining law
Category: Law

Employment Law

Author : Lori B. Rassas
ISBN : 1454882646
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Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees, Third Edition is a practical text for undergraduate, graduate, and paralegal employment law and Human Resources courses. It provides a general overview of employment law and HR issues as it relates to workplace issues, including day-to-day hiring, managing and firing practices. Written in an engaging and informative style, the text comprehensively covers a wide range of topics, including workplace discrimination; candidate recruitment, interviewing, employer-employee and employer-independent contractor relationships, performance management, terminations and layoffs, and employee compensation. This new edition offers a number of updates, including revised information on the treatment of interns and volunteers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, updated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance and statistical data, expanded information related to the use of personally-owned and company-owed technological devices, and comprehensive information about the limitations on the rights of employers to regulate their employees' use of social media. Also included is a comprehensive teacher's manual that includes sample syllabi for varying course-lengths, detailed responses to the end-of-chapter discussion questions, matching worksheets, and a test bank that includes hundreds of multiple choice and true-false questions
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