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Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals

Front Cover - Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals

Second Edition 

Clyde E. Craig

2012. 544 pages. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-7355-0777-7. With Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Slides.

About the Book

Now in its Second Edition, 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, Second Edition features:

Textbook covering labor and employment law in the United States, specifically designed for paralegal students. Covers all the essential elements of the subject in depth.

Divided into three sections:
Part I: Introduction to Labor and Employment Law provides information about the historical development of labor and employment law in America and the nature of the employment relationship.
Part II: Labor-Management Relations in the Union Setting is a comprehensive presentation of the way American labor law regulates labor-management relations including 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 deals with the various forms of employment discrimination in American law, and the methods and procedures of pursuing employment discrimination claims.

Each chapter features:
• Marginal definitions
• Fact scenarios illustrating the concepts covered in the text and asking specific questions about the facts for the students to consider.  Answers to the fact scenarios are included at the end of each chapter.
• Discussion questions and exercises are provided to help students apply the concepts.
• Case excerpts included for experience with case analysis.

Instructor’s Manual will include the following for each chapter:
• Additional fact scenarios for use as additional student exercises
• Quiz and exam questions
• Additional discussion questions and exercises
• Additional case excerpts and readings
• Suggested writing assignments

New to the Second Edition:
• Text completely updated 
• Additional material in Chapter 8 analyzing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, a federal statute amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964
• Additional material in Chapter 12 analyzing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, a federal statute prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of genetic information. 
• Case references and examples updated.

Preface / Sample Chapters