Author: Paul M. Secunda
Release Date: 2010
Mastering Employment Discrimination Law seeks to strike a balance between comprehensiveness and selectivity. It provides both the procedural and substantive material needed to succeed in practice, in the classroom, and on final examinations, without overwhelming the reader with details that are unduly esoteric or tangential. The book begins first with coverage and jurisdiction issues surrounding employment discrimination law. It then turns to federal and state procedural topics surrounding the filing of administrative charges of discrimination and civil lawsuits. Finally, the book addresses comprehensively the substantive aspects of Title VII, ADEA, ADA (including the new ADAAA), Equal Pay Act, and the Civil Rights Acts, covering topics such as disparate treatment discrimination (including single- and mixed-motive claims, as well as the BFOQ defense), disparate impact discrimination, and related issues, such as remedies, attorney fees, and settlements.
Author: James Walsh
Publisher: Silver Lake Publishing
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Business & Economics
Shows business owners how to comply with diversity rules ethically while minimizing financial risk to the company; explains the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Includes worksheets and forms.
Author: David P. Twomey
Publisher: South-Western Pub
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics
This text is a concise guide to employment-discrimination and related laws especially designed for management students. The information contained raises awareness of the issues in the work place and enables future business managers to provide informed leadership necessary for a discrimination- and harassment-free work place.
Author: Linda D. Jellum
Release Date: 2008
Mastering Statutory Interpretation explains the methods of interpreting statutes, including a discussion of the various theories and canons of interpretation. The book begins by exploring these theories and identifying the sources of meaning the theorists use to interpret statutes, including intrinsic, extrinsic, and policy-based. Throughout, the text uses the major cases in each area of study to explain how the canons work in practice. Finally, each chapter provides a concise roadmap and summary to introduce and encapsulate the most important material.This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.
Highly respected ADR authors Michael Moffitt and Andrea Schneider bring their considerable experience and expertise to the proven-effective E & E series pedagogy. Dispute Resolution combines introductions to theory with practical exercises in decision analysis, problem solving, and various forms of conflict resolution. Features: Updated and streamlined coverage of arbitration, in light of recent Supreme Court cases Expanded and updated treatment mediation confidentiality, ethics, and the enforcement of mediation agreements Revised materials on Fraud and other negotiation misconduct Includes recent U.S. Supreme Court opinions, state and federal legislative changes, and common contractual modifications Cites and references to principal cases used in most leading casebooks
Author: Lori B. Rassas
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2017-02-05
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
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding Fisher v. University of Texas, For Discrimination is at once the definitive reckoning with one of America’s most explosively contentious and divisive issues and a principled work of advocacy for clearly defined justice. What precisely is affirmative action, and why is it fiercely championed by some and just as fiercely denounced by others? Does it signify a boon or a stigma? Or is it simply reverse discrimination? What are its benefits and costs to American society? What are the exact indicia determining who should or should not be accorded affirmative action? When should affirmative action end, if it must? Randall Kennedy, Harvard Law School professor and author of such critically acclaimed and provocative books as Race, Crime, and the Law and the national best-seller Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, gives us a concise, gimlet-eyed, and deeply personal conspectus of the policy, refusing to shy away from the myriad complexities of an issue that continues to bedevil American race relations. With pellucid reasoning, Kennedy accounts for the slipperiness of the term “affirmative action” as it has been appropriated by ideologues of every stripe; delves into the complex and surprising legal history of the policy; coolly analyzes key arguments pro and con advanced by the left and right, including the so-called color-blind, race-neutral challenge; critiques the impact of Supreme Court decisions on higher education; and ponders the future of affirmative action.
Author: Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2007
Mastering the Law School Exam is designed to provide students with a knowledgeable, reasonable, and rational voice to navigate the intricacies of law school exams. This book is practical rather than theoretical where the emphasis is on providing the type of detailed examples necessary to show students precisely "how to do it" and "how to write it." By working with numerous illustrations in the context of substantive law, students learn to: Fill the gap between what the professor refers to as learning to "think like a lawyer" and the actual means for doing so. Create a successful path from note-taking -to outlining-to exam writing. Identify the basic skills that exams seek to test and the precise manner in which they are tested. Become familiar with the general types of law school exams through examples and detailed analyses of sample answers. Use the language of the law in the writing of issues, statements of the rule, and analysis of the facts
Author: Mark K. Osbeck
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2010
Unlike conventional legal research books that teach students how to find and access the various sources of law, this book stresses a systematic, problem-solving approach to legal research. It sets out a clear, step-by-step research strategy that guides students through the research process. The book also includes a section on tips for avoiding common research pitfalls, a Trouble-Shooting Guide for helping student overcome the occasional problems that may crop up in their legal research projects, and a summary of the various primary and secondary sources of law and their use. For this reason, the book makes an ideal reference guide for law students working as summer associates, as well as an innovative classroom text on legal research.
Author: David Richbell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2014-12-23
Genre: Business & Economics
"Incontrovertibly the most important book on mediation published in English in recent years (possibly EVER?)" Hew Dundas, Former President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators "Great attention to detail, bringing together a life time experience! I will certainly be recommending it to people in Ireland who come on my training courses." Geoffrey Corry, Mediator and Trainer "Put simply, it is a masterpiece." John Sturrock, Core Solutions Group David Richbell is ranked fifth, internationally, in the top ten "Most Highly Regarded Commercial Mediators" by Who's Who Legal 2014 How to Master Commercial Mediation guides commercial mediators through every stage of their development, from novice to the aspirational standards of the master mediator. Moulding, maturing and mastering Split into three sections, this new title covers the essential skills and processes of effective commercial mediation for three levels of competence: Moulding for novices; Maturing for practising mediators and; Mastering for those who are at the top and wish to maintain their excellence. Section one covers basic skills and process. It includes a case study that covers each phase of a typical mediation, and also covers typical challenges that may be encountered. Section two builds on these basic skills and covers psychology in mediation, specialist sectors, ethics and intercultural mediation. Section three looks at the personal and external development needed for mediators to become experts in their field. It includes contributions from mediators in every European jurisdiction describing the state of mediation in a particular jurisdiction and its place within that respective legal system as well as discussing further intercultural skills. It also looks at skills beyond mediation that can be used to help in dispute resolution. Written by an experienced commercial mediator with specialist contributions from other renowned mediators How to Master Commercial Mediation is filled with expert, practical advice and tips. It also includes bullet point summaries, checklists, scripts of actual commercial mediations together with questions and answers.
Author: Jeffrey E. Thomas
Release Date: 2010
This volume considers the depiction of law and legal institutions in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels. It contains more than twenty chapters by legal academics from the U.S. and abroad. The chapters are organized in five sections: Legal Traditions and Institutions, Crimes and Punishments, Harry Potter and Identity, the Wizard Economy, and Harry Potter as an Archetype. Some chapters analyze the way law and legal institutions are portrayed, and what these portrayals teach us about concepts such as morality, justice, and difference. Other chapters use examples from the narratives to illustrate or analyze legal issues, such as human rights, actual innocence, and legal pedagogy. The volume is suitable for undergraduate or law school courses, and will be of interest to those Harry Potter fans who also have an interest in law and the legal profession.
Author: Michael Beloff
Publisher: Hart Pub Limited
Release Date: 2012
Sports law has been growing with increasing rapidity over the years since the first edition of this book was published in 1999, regularly making headlines as well as leading to a developing body of law practised by specialist lawyers. This revised work, by leading practitioners in the field, with a foreword by Lord Coe, provides a coherent framework for understanding the principles of sports law in this area, as well as a deep analysis of its key features. The subject is split into various areas of practice: first, regulatory rules, which embrace the constitutional aspect of organised sport, including the disciplinary procedures of the various governing organisations; second, broadcasting and marketing resulting from the commercial exploitation, including sponsorship, of sports clubs, sporting events and players; and third, player's rights and obligations, which embraces a wide range of legal issues including club transfers and player contracts, and issues arising from employment (including discrimination law), personal injury and criminal law. Special attention is paid to the impact of EU and Human Rights law as well as to the influential jurisprudence of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. London 2012 provides an appropriate point at which to assess the current state of the law, as well as a look to the future. The target readership extends from solicitors, barristers and legal advisers, to sports organisations and clubs, corporations involved in marketing and sponsorship, media companies, academics teaching sports law, and sports administrators. "I commend it to everyone who has to administer sport as well as to those who have to advise the administrators or argue cases in the field on whatever side. It is a gold medal book."From the Foreword by Lord Coe KBE