Author: Lauren B. Edelman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2016-11-28
Genre: Social Science
Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act, virtually all companies have antidiscrimination policies in place. Although these policies represent some progress, women and minorities remain underrepresented within the workplace as a whole and even more so when you look at high-level positions. They also tend to be less well paid. How is it that discrimination remains so prevalent in the American workplace despite the widespread adoption of policies designed to prevent it? One reason for the limited success of antidiscrimination policies, argues Lauren B. Edelman, is that the law regulating companies is broad and ambiguous, and managers therefore play a critical role in shaping what it means in daily practice. Often, what results are policies and procedures that are largely symbolic and fail to dispel long-standing patterns of discrimination. Even more troubling, these meanings of the law that evolve within companies tend to eventually make their way back into the legal domain, inconspicuously influencing lawyers for both plaintiffs and defendants and even judges. When courts look to the presence of antidiscrimination policies and personnel manuals to infer fair practices and to the presence of diversity training programs without examining whether these policies are effective in combating discrimination and achieving racial and gender diversity, they wind up condoning practices that deviate considerably from the legal ideals.
Author: Raymond Holliwell
Publisher: DeVorss & Company
Release Date: 1985-01-03
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Science has defined a variety of natural laws that explain the physical world and how it changes. One such law states that for every action there is a reaction, and that for every motion there is corresponding counter-motion. Whether it’s visible to the human eye or not, one thing is certain – movement and change will occur as a result. Having studied these principles, author Raymond Holliwell not only understood the universal physical applications, he also understood the spiritual and mental applications as well. By using this law on a spiritual and mental level, Holliwell found that a specific thought could create a desired reaction in his personal and professional life through continual and dedicated practice. As he came to realize the expanded potential of this powerful law, he eventually recognized the ultimate source of the dramatic results – God.
This concise, practical book is designed to help legal professionals develop the skills needed to function in complex and diverse legal settings in which they must work with others to achieve both individual and collective goals. Using a wide variety of legal contexts as examples, the book helps readers to maximize the benefits of working in a small group or team, while minimizing the problems they experience. Incorporating the best contemporary research, this innovative book is designed to be used as a supplemental text in a variety of law school courses: from doctrinal courses, in which small groups or team projects facilitate learning, to clinical or legal writing courses, in which students are expected to collaborate to produce high quality work.
Author: H. Kniffka
Release Date: 2007-08-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Working in Language and Law is a detailed account of the forensic linguistic work done by the author in the last 35 years. It provides exemplary insights into an ever-expanding field of expert testimony, focusing on the situation in Germany since the seventies and covering all major areas of the field.
Author: Stephen Fishman
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Self employed? Or ready to be your own boss? This book is for you! Working for Yourself provides all the legal and tax information you need to start your business off on the right foot--and run it successfully. Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer, consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: you need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Get all the information you need to know to: obtain necessary permits and licenses determine how much to charge your clients write legally binding contracts and avoid unfair ones qualify for independent contractor tax treatment make the most of your tax deductions and comply with strict IRS rules get benefits (including health coverage) and insurance keep accurate records in case you get audited, and make sure you’re paid in full and on time. The 10th edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including recent changes in tax law and business practices (from pricing services to buying insurance).
Author: Sarah Cote Hampson
Publisher: Stanford Law Books
Release Date: 2017-03-21
In recent decades, laws and workplace policies have emerged that seek to address the "balance" between work and family. Millions of women in the U.S. take some time off when they give birth or adopt a child, making use of "family-friendly" laws and policies in order to spend time recuperating and to initiate a bond with their children.The Balance Gap traces the paths individual women take in understanding and invoking work/life balance laws and policies. Conducting in-depth interviews with women in two distinctive workplace settings--public universities and the U.S. military--Sarah Cote Hampson uncovers how women navigate the laws and the unspoken cultures of their institutions. Activists and policymakers hope that such family-friendly law and policy changes will not only increase women's participation in the workplace, but also help women experience greater workplace equality. As Hampson shows, however, these policies and women's abilities to understand and utilize them have fallen short of fully alleviating the tensions that women across the nation are still grappling with as they try to reconcile their work and family responsibilities.
Author: William G. Whittaker
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Release Date: 2003
We often define ourselves by our work, with a frequent introductory question being, 'What do you do?' Because we devote so much of our lives to our jobs, anything affecting them is of special concern to us. The federal government has assumed a role of protecting the rights of labourers, with the prime example being the Fair Labor Standards Act, which is the primary federal statute in the area of minimum wage, overtime pay, and child labour. Since its adoption in 1938, the act has undergone several amendments and periodic changes. A constant issue is the level of the minimum wage, with many public officials and labour groups calling for its raise. Some though, have made proposals to weaken federal wage protection and exempt certain businesses from the law. Heated debate continues on both sides of this topic, which so closely impacts a significant portion of the population. Federal oversight of labour and work conditions is a fact of life, and the standards by which authorities fulfil this task need to be understood. This book studies the history behind and application of the Fair Labor Standards Act in its three distinct areas of minimum wage, overtime pay, and child labour. information this book holds becomes necessary to developing a clear vision of how the government influences the 'workaday world'.
Author: Charles M. Fox
Publisher: Practising Law Inst
Release Date: 2008
Working with Contracts provides you with the practical legal, business, and technical knowledge you need to grasp the nuts and bolts of transactions and draft customized agreements that meet clients' goals.
Author: Daniel E. Harmon
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date: 2015-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Police and other law enforcers are often seen around towns and cities, helping to keep the peace and enforcing the laws. This informative resource offers an overview of many of the common law-enforcement careers, from beat cops and investigators to security guards and probation officers. Each chapter provides insight into the exciting aspects of the job and brings to light any potential challenges, drudgery, and downsides. Readers will learn what steps to take during high school and after, including classes, internships, and college degrees. This book will get readers started learning about careers in law enforcement that keep every community running smoothly.
Author: Anna Rhea Valle Samson
Publisher: Ateneo University Press
Release Date: 2004
Understanding labor laws is essential not only for lawyers and students but also for businessmen, entrepreneurs, and ordinary employees. Specifically the following topics are covered: general principles of the Labor Code, employment relationship and independent contractorship, working conditions and rest periods, wages, work conditions of special groups of employees, classification of employees, termination of employment, and retirement.
Author: Richard Rothstein
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Social Science
"Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation." —William Julius Wilson In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation—the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments—that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Through extraordinary revelations and extensive research that Ta-Nehisi Coates has lauded as "brilliant" (The Atlantic), Rothstein comes to chronicle nothing less than an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how this process of de jure segregation began with explicit racial zoning, as millions of African Americans moved in a great historical migration from the south to the north. As Jane Jacobs established in her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, it was the deeply flawed urban planning of the 1950s that created many of the impoverished neighborhoods we know. Now, Rothstein expands our understanding of this history, showing how government policies led to the creation of officially segregated public housing and the demolition of previously integrated neighborhoods. While urban areas rapidly deteriorated, the great American suburbanization of the post–World War II years was spurred on by federal subsidies for builders on the condition that no homes be sold to African Americans. Finally, Rothstein shows how police and prosecutors brutally upheld these standards by supporting violent resistance to black families in white neighborhoods. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited future discrimination but did nothing to reverse residential patterns that had become deeply embedded. Yet recent outbursts of violence in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, and Minneapolis show us precisely how the legacy of these earlier eras contributes to persistent racial unrest. “The American landscape will never look the same to readers of this important book” (Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund), as Rothstein’s invaluable examination shows that only by relearning this history can we finally pave the way for the nation to remedy its unconstitutional past.
Author: Eric Lichtblau
Publisher: Anchor Books
Release Date: 2009-05
In the aftermath of 9/11, President Bush declared that the struggle against terrorism would be nothing less than a war—a war that would require new tools and a new mind-set. As legal sanction was given to covert surveillance and interrogation tactics, internal struggles brewed over programs and policies that threatened to tear at the constitutional fabric of the country.Bush's Law is the alarming account of the White House's efforts to prevent the publication of Eric Lichtblau's expos� on warrantless wiretapping—and an authoritative examination of how the Bush administration employed its “war on terror” to mask the most radical remaking of American justice in generations.
Author: Anders Etgen Reitz
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Labor laws and legislation
This book is a practical tool for legal practitioners and in-house counsel advising clients on their foreign operations in the new EU. The book begins with an introduction to EU legislation, EU directives, and the enlargement of the European Union. Each chapter provides an overview of labor law, hiring, terms and conditions, termination, discrimination, and business transfers in the following countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. A table of statutes and EU legislation completes the book.