Basic Labor and Employment Law For Paralegals

Author: Clyde E. Craig
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454833611
Release Date: 2012-12-18
Genre: Law

An effective teaching and learning text, Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals covers all the essential elements in depth and breadth in a rational three part structure. "Introduction to Labor and Employment Law" examines the historical development of labor and employment law in America alongside the nature of the employment relationship. "Labor-Management Relations in the Union Setting" shows how American labor law regulates labor-management relations and includes 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. "Employment Discrimination" deals with the various forms of discrimination and the methods and procedures of pursuing employment discrimination claims. To underscore concepts and ensure student understanding, each chapter features marginal definitions, fact scenarios illustrating the concepts, and questions about specific 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, and engaging case excerpts give them experience with case analysis. The Second Edition has been completely updated to include new material analyzing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, a federal statute amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Additional new material discusses the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, a federal statute prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of genetic information. Fresh case references and examples appear throughout the text. Hallmark features of Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals: Covers all essential elements of United States labor and employment law in depth Divided into three sections o Introduction to Labor and Employment Law historical development of labor and employment law in America nature of the employment relationship o Labor-Management Relations in the Union Setting how labor law regulates labor-management relations methods of selecting collective bargaining representatives unfair labor practices by employers and unions economic weapons in labor disputes the formation and administration of labor contracts o Employment Discrimination various forms of employment discrimination in American law methods and procedures of pursuing employment discrimination claims Chapter pedagogy o marginal definitions o fact scenarios illustrating the concepts

Contemporary Employment Law

Author: C. Kerry Fields
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454873433
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Genre: Law

Contemporary Employment Law, Third Edition, is a straightforward approach to learning the legal essentials of managing a modern workforce, through a practical, balanced discussion of employment and labor law. Designed for a one-semester course that covers the major aspects of employment and discrimination law, the text begins by identifying the differences between employees and independent contractors. In a three-part format, the authors cover the Employment Relationship, Equal Opportunity Laws, and Employee Protections and Benefits. The text is written with the student in mind, with interesting examples, concepts summaries, modern topics and issues, and a clearly written narrative approach to the material.

Employment Law

Author: Lori B. Rassas
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454883234
Release Date: 2017-02-05
Genre: Law

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

Tort Law for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781543801255
Release Date: 2018-06-12
Genre: Law

Here is broad coverage of all the key topics in tort law that paralegals need to know, written in an engaging style with plenty of examples and illustrations. With an understanding of how law firms function in the real world, students develop practical skills¿assessing cases for settlement value, investigating claims, billing hours, evaluating insurance policies, and more. One hypothetical case runs through Tort Law for Paralegals, providing a coherent framework for illustrating a multitude of topics. Forms and court documents relevant to this case are included in the appendix. A well-developed pedagogy features chapter objectives; “Issue at a Glance” boxes that summarize important legal concepts; marginal definitions; a wealth of figures, tables, and diagrams; Key Terms, Review Questions, and “Applying What You Have Learned” exercises; case excerpts; and features that prepare students for their jobs such as “Skills You Need in the Real World,” “Life of a Paralegal,” and a list of Web sites for gathering more information. Ethical issues are highlighted, with a separate section on ethics at the end of each chapter.

Basic Wills Trusts and Estates for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454880288
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Genre: Law

A leading text in its field, Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals focuses on a paralegal’s role in practice. Introductions, explanations, instructions, and study aids ensure that students learn and remember concepts and skills that will prove essential to their work as paralegals. Respected by instructors and popular with students, Basic Wills, Trusts and Estates for Paralegals features: • A straightforward introduction that provides a student-friendly orientation to the subject • Complete, succinct coverage of key topics • A review of the sources of property law, trusts, and taxes • A helpful guide to drafting wills and trusts documents • Step-by-step instruction for completing the entire federal estate tax return • State-by-state analysis of trust and estate law • Four client examples used throughout the text that provide an accessible structure and illustrate the intricacies of estate planning • Chapter overviews, key terms, review questions, sample clauses, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises • Latest sample forms in the Appendix • A manageable length that makes this book ideal for shorter courses The carefully revised Seventh Edition includes: • The impact of Obergefell v. Hodges on wills and trusts • Changes to WTE tax law • The legal status of children born after the death of one or both parents (because their parents’ eggs, sperm, or fertilized eggs were frozen) • Disclaimer trusts, asset protection trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, and dynasty trusts • Mediation as an alternative to probate court • The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 • Introduction of new self-test quizzes at the end of each chapter

Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454861300
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Genre: Law

With trademark insight and clarity, author Jeffrey A. Helewitz presents a vivid picture of the role of the paralegal in complex real estate transactions. Always timely and accessible, the Fifth Edition of Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals puts a firm grasp of both theory and practice well within a student s reach. A thorough yet manageable introduction to Real Estate and Property Law, featuring: Broad coverage that includes estates in land and future interests, titles, land use, conveyancing,closing procedures, condos, co-ops, commercial property, and landlord-tenant law Helpful examples that illustrate the role of the paralegal in practice Key terms, Practical Tips, Ethical Points, and Chapter Summaries A final chapter on personal property that introduces students to the essential concepts of tangible and intangible property Edited cases in each chapter that give students practice reading and analyzing case decisions Sample legal forms in each chapter that expose students to legal documents on a variety of topics Extensive practice and review features, such as end-of-chapter review points, exercises, activities, and situational analyses Updated throughout, the Fifth Edition provides: The latest developments on the law surrounding same-sex marriages New cases Updated forms Additional case analyses in every chapter

Workers Compensation Law

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 1418013692
Release Date: 2008-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Workers? Compensation Law provides an in-depth look at the day-to-day practice of this field while addressing theoretical aspects that form a critical foundation for this branch of law. Reviews how a worker's compensation case begins and explains activities involved in those cases, such as drafting petitions, presenting cases to an administrative law judge, and bringing an appeal. The theoretical basis of the material is laid out in easy to understand and enjoyable format reinforced with practical real-life examples. Although written with paralegal-specific information, the content includes information vital to anyone dealing with Workers? Compensation issues.

Understanding Immigration Law and Practice

Author: Ayodele Gansallo
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454850380
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Genre: Law

Understanding Immigration Law and Practice offers a thorough, accessible, and practical approach to understanding and putting to use U.S. laws and regulations to help protect refugees, bring needed workers to the U.S, and reunite families. Attuned to the sensitivity and responsibility necessary to ensuring just results in high stakes immigration cases, the authors provide readers with in-depth, information and freely offer their knowledge and insights into the complex legal issues faced by immigration clients, while proposing strategies for the professionals seeking to help them. Key Features: Authors with more than twenty-five years combined front-line experience. Compact, accessible coverage of complex fluctuating U.S. immigration law and regulations, including: Nonimmigrant visas, including B-1/B-2, H-1Bs, and visas for investment and trade. Immigration for humanitarian immigrants: asylum seekers, refugees, and SIJ, U, and T visa applicants. Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM). Lawful permanent resident applications based on family relationships, employment, and investment, including adjustment of status and consular processing. Grounds of inadmissibility, deportation, and immigration court removal processes, including waivers. Naturalization and citizenship eligibility. Balanced coverage of statutory and procedural rules with practical insights to aid in problem solving. Numerous cases for discussion, with responses on the companion website to encourage student participation and retention. Frequent vivid examples and cases from real life to assist readers in translating legal rules and theory into practice. Tools for student success, including learning objectives, marginal notes on key terms, and many documents and illustrations from actual practice. A chapter on managing the immigration practice, including performing case assessment and interviewing.

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781543801279
Release Date: 2018-07-12
Genre: Law

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals is a clear, comprehensive, and straightforward introduction to all of the basics of contract law, specifically designed for paralegal students. Lively examples and well-crafted pedagogy cover all key topics in a contracts course—from offer, acceptance, and consideration, to discharge of obligations, and remedies. An appendix of twelve sample contracts provides a useful ongoing reference tool for paralegals working with contracts. Features: Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics. A culminating chapter walks students through the process of drafting a simple contract. Clearly written text and lively examples help students understand the law. Well-crafted pedagogy includes chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises Manageable length makes this book ideal for shorter courses. New cases provide up-to-date coverage of: Express and implied contracts and promissory estoppel Bilateral and unilateral contracts The mirror image rule and acceptance Consideration Implied-in-fact conditions and conditions precedent Third party beneficiaries Anticipatory repudiation and how to measure damages.

Introduction to Law for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454858263
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Genre: Law

Introduction to Law for Paralegals covers not only the theory but also the practical aspects of every day legal practice. This text prepares students for the transition from classroom to courtroom, offering balanced coverage of procedural concepts along with an introduction to specific areas of the law. Features: devotion to practical applications, such as legal research, ethics, trials, and appellate issues as well as substantive legal issues, ranging from personal injury and contracts to intellectual property clear, engaging writing style emphasis on practical skill acquisition which is discussed in conjunction with substantive legal issues reader-friendly design, with marginal definitions of key terms and phrases, inset boxes that explore various concepts, and chapter features such as "Skills You Need in the Real World" and "Issues at a Glance" that encapsulate important concepts. The text also includes numerous examples, figures, tables and hypotheticals to help students understand various legal issues and make effective use of different student learning styles excellent end-of-chapter activities, with chapter summaries, review questions, discussion questions, web references, ethics discussions,suggestions for further reading, sample documents, and "personality quizzes" that help students determine what area of the law is right for them shorter length and level of material makes this text the perfect choice for Associate's level paralegal courses New to the Second Edition: new developments and new case law more in-depth coverage of substantive law areas more coverage of computer technology in the law office

The Law of Sex Discrimination

Author: Beth Wolfson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495793229
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Political Science

An honest and informative text on sex discrimination and the law, THE LAW OF SEX DISCRIMINATION approaches the idea of using law to analyze sex discrimination from a variety of contexts: as an occasion for ideological disputes, as a reflection of contemporary policy debates over the future direction of society, and as part of the historical development of -- and response to -- feminism. Fully updated for 21st century, this flexibly organized text examines topics that range from reproductive rights to global trends in gender law, and includes appendices that deal with the court system, a brief discussion of how to outline cases, and a glossary of legal and technical terms. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Study of Law

Author: Katherine A. Currier
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454861454
Release Date: 2015-08-28
Genre: Law

The latest edition of The Study of Law: A Critical Thinking Approach offers a comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introduction to law course. A critical thinking approach is used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging students to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. The text is divided into two parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course. Part I, Introduction to the Legal System, introduces students to the sources and classification of law, the structure of the court system, and an overview of litigation. Part II: Basic Legal Concepts, covers the basics of analysis and interpretation of the law, followed by chapters on substantive law. Key Features of the New Edition: Teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases Strong pedagogy reinforces well-written text presented in an accessible and well-organized format Edited cases are included in every chapter to teach students how to read and analyze the law New coverage includes: the Boston Marathon bombing case, the Affordable Care Act, and trademark issues involving the Washington Redskins , e-filing and e-discovery, discussion of same-sex marriage and custody disputes over pre-embryos, and crimes of unauthorized access of computer data and warrantless searches of cell phones

The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Author: Gerald R. Ferrera
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454897682
Release Date: 2018-03-07
Genre: Law

Focusing on ethics in every aspect of the business environment, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Second Edition by Gerald R. Ferrera, Mystica M. Alexander, William P. Wiggins, Cheryl Kirschner and Jonathan Darrow, prepares students to work within current industry norms, practices, and legislation. Ethics coverage is integrated throughout the book and featured in nearly every chapter. Ethical theory is interwoven with practical applications using several novel pedagogical tools developed to promote focused, thoughtful inquiry and to highlight the interplay of ethics and law. The book also meets the needs of students who will be facing an increasingly international business environment. Integrated coverage of international issues goes beyond comparative law topics and includes substantial coverage of central topics in international business law, such as, bribery and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, key provisions of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods, and a comparison of the Uniform Commercial Code and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Key Features: Excellent, pragmatic discussion of business organization implications and legal aspects of expanding a U.S. business internationally Crisp, thorough coverage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, with contextual material on corruption effects on society and business, as well as explanation of the law and examples Readable, concise explanation of financing international business transactions, including overview of international debtor-creditor issues, risks specific to international transactions and description of the Letter of Credit process

Aspen Student Treatise for Property

Author: Joseph William Singer
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454882237
Release Date: 2016-11
Genre: Law

This overview of property law addresses both classic and contemporary topics covered in the first-year property course in a clear, accessible format. The book offers clear explanations of property law through textual treatment, with numerous examples, analytical discussion of key cases, and issues followed by hypotheticals. Emphasis is placed on disagreements among states about the applicable rules of property law, with explanations of the conflicting issues. Key Features: New section on the subprime mortgage crisis provides a contemporary look at property law (includes a discussion of the Massachusetts SJC case Commonwealth v. Fremont) Material on the Harry Potter copyright case (Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. & J.K. Rowling v. RDR Books) Recent Oregon land-use ballot initiatives regarding property owners' rights (Measures 37 and 49) and their impact A new case on ownership issues surrounding Civil War-era papers once belonging to the governors of South Carolina (Wilcox v. Stroup)

Case Studies in Sport Law 2nd Edition

Author: Pittman, Andrew
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492526117
Release Date: 2016-01-20
Genre: Law

Case Studies in Sport Law, Second Edition, provides students and legal professionals with specific examples and perspectives of some of the most significant cases in sport law in an accessible tone that is free of legal jargon.