Basic Labor and Employment Law For Paralegals

Author: Clyde E. Craig

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454833610

Category: Law

Page: 528

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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

Labor and Employment Law

Author: Victoria Ullmann

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9780766835863

Category: Law

Page: 395

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Labor and Employment Law gives paralegals and business students an excellent, general overview of all the legal issues that would likely come up in the workplace. Because there are so many statutes covering the workplace, failure to recognize violations of any one of them could result in problems for a company or a client. The text covers all the important areas of employment law. It introduces such topics as workers' compensation, workplace torts, discrimination, wage and hour issues, OSHA and other federal employment laws. Portions of the text are skillfully illustrated using charts and graphs for better comprehension and retention. Human resources students and future professionals also will find this text to be a valuable resource.

Contemporary Employment Law

Author: C. Kerry Fields,Henry R. Cheeseman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145483417X

Category: Law

Page: 784

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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.

Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals

Author: Anne Adams

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454828439

Category: Law

Page: 384

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Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals is a definitive coursebook in paralegal studies, with thorough topical coverage and an accessible, easy-to-use electronic workbook that keeps students engaged. The Fifth Edition includes a new section on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a new discussion of the paralegal job market. Sections on the Social Security Administration and the Labor department have been updated to address United State's economic crises. The electronic workbook exercises have been updated, as have government forms, along with a current list of pertinent URLs for speedier Internet access to supplement research projects. Features: Complete, up-to-date introduction to administrative law, written exclusively for paralegal students. Accessible text with lively, timely examples. Focus on paralegal skills and careers. Final chapter on public- and private-sector career opportunities. Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of administrative agencies, rules and regulations, clients’ rights, and informal and formal proceedings. Extensive pedagogy, including chapter summaries, key terms, review questions and examples. Electronic workbook focuses on Internet access and exercises. URLs assist students in accessing online government records, including the Federal Register. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition includes: New section on Nuclear Regulatory Commission. New discussion of the paralegal job market. Practice-ready skills at the end of each chapter. Updated government forms. Updated electronic workbook exercises.

Immigration Law for Paralegals

Author: Maria Isabel Casablanca,Gloria Roa Bodin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611635140

Category: Emigration and immigration law

Page: 492

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Immigration Law for Paralegals is an indispensable and practical guide on U.S. immigration, citizenship and visa procedures for instructing and training students or anyone interested in a career as an immigration paralegal or legal assistant. This fourth edition updates and expands the third, including coverage of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Contents of Immigration Law for Paralegals include: interviewing, gathering information, case management and document preparation techniques; analysis of temporary and permanent employment visas; analysis of family-based petitions, political asylum and naturalization; as well as samples of completed applications, a glossary of terms and useful appendices. Each visa category is set forth in a clear and concise manner, with real-life and hypothetical situations at the end of each chapter, allowing students to visualize actual problems and issues that arise when processing a case. Further, in responding to the hypothetical situations, students will look to the United States immigration statutes, rules and regulations and precedent and administrative policies to resolve issues. Additionally, each section contains a completed sample application, definition of legal terms, and exercises modeled after tasks paralegals may encounter on the job, including the preparation of relative petitions (Form I-130) and the adjustment of a status package (Forms I-485, G-325A, I-131, I-765, I-864A, and G-28). In keeping with the concise format of each chapter, excerpts from Federal, AAO, and BIA decisions will be cited or footnoted where relevant. The Glossary and Appendices include Immigration Law resources; USCIS Local, Regional and Service Center addresses; questions and answers for the naturalization exam; blank USCIS forms; Credential Evaluation sample request forms and a list of agencies; sample USCIS color photograph specifications, sample medical form (I-688); and IRS Individual Tax ID Number Request (SS-4). The fourth edition includes a CD with fillable PDF forms.

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1543801277

Category: Law

Page: 464

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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.

Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861304

Category: Law

Page: 288

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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: Cases, Materials, and Text

Author: Lex K. Larson,Arthur Larson

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327194189

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Fifth Edition of Workers' Compensation Law is a blend of conventional casebook style and concise text. The basic concepts of workers' compensation - including course of employment, arising out of employment, injury by accident, employee status - are covered in the more traditional fashion, with case excerpts provided for students to learn these concepts. The Fifth Edition of Workers' Compensation Law preserves the essential and thorough treatment of these basic aspects while adding or expanding material on current topical issues, such as: • Recovery of benefits by undocumented workers; • Compensability of claims related to terrorist attacks; • Psychological stress claims; • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other repetitive-motion injuries; • Interplay of Workers' Compensation with the Americans with Disabilities Act; • Choice of medical provider; • Special problems of working at home; • Use of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques; • Recent developments with Second Injury Funds; and • Exclusivity and the substantial certainty rule.

Introduction to Paralegalism: Perspectives, Problems and Skills

Author: William P. Statsky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305686292

Category: Law

Page: 928

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Master the hands-on skills you'll need to succeed in a modern law office with INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGALISM, 8e. Ten critical skills are covered in the book: identifying legal issues, breaking rules into elements,applying rules to facts interviewing clients, investigating facts, digesting discovery documents, providing litigation assistance, researching the law, drafting documents, and representing clients at administrative agencies where authorized by law.Packed with real-life insights and real-world examples,the text helps you understand the ethical guidelines that lawyers and paralegals must follow and covers the efforts underway to regulate the profession in legislatures, courts, bar associations, and paralegal associations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Employment Law

Author: Elizabeth Aylott

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749469757

Category: Law

Page: 224

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Employment Law is a practical guide to understanding and applying the law effectively at work. Tailored to the needs of practitioners it offers a complete overview of the fundamentals of employment law, examining its importance for an organization, its employees and the HR function. Using a combination of practical tools, assessments, scenarios and case studies from best practice it will build your legal knowledge of key areas including immigration, employing temporary staff, changing contracts, discrimination, equal pay, family rights, redundancy and much more. Employment Law is part of the brand new HR Fundamentals series, offering practical advice to HR professionals starting out in their career, completing CPD training or studying for their professional qualifications with the CIPD. It is the ideal companion to Employee Relations, also by the same author.

Which Side Are You On?

Trying to Be for Labor When It's Flat on Its Back (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Thomas Geoghegan

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459604687

Category:

Page: 532

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The comic, poignant, one-of-a-kind book that ''reads like an enthralling novel'' (Studs Terkel). When it first appeared in hardcover, Which Side Are You On? received widespread critical accolades, and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction. In this new paperback edition, Thomas Geoghegan has updated his eloquent plea for the relevance of organized labor in America with an afterword covering the labor movement through the 1990s. A funny, sharp, unsentimental career memoir, Which Side Are You On? pairs a compelling history of the rise and near-fall of labor in the United States with an idealist''s disgruntled exercise in self-evaluation. Writing with the honesty of an embattled veteran still hoping for the best, Geoghegan offers an entertaining, accessible, and literary introduction to the labor movement, as well as an indispensable touchstone for anyone whose hopes have run up against the unaccommodating facts on the ground. Wry and inspiring, Which Side Are You On? is the ideal book for anyone who has ever woken up and realized, ''You must change your life.''

Contract Law for Paralegals

Author: Kathleen Mercer Reed,Henry R. Cheeseman,John J. Schlageter

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780135109458

Category: Law

Page: 517

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CONTRACT LAW FOR PARALEGALS, 2/e fully prepares paralegals for all facets of contract preparation, including ethical, practical, and professional issues. Fully updated for current case law, it thoroughly covers modern e-contracts, and presents relevant new examples such as health club and cell phone contracts. It combines a strong foundation in essential principles with practical insight into the issues paralegals face in researching, drafting, and interpreting contracts. Students build skills and portfolios through many drafting exercises, including the creation of complete contracts for equipment, real estate, and business sales. They also build critical thinking skills through assignments ranging from attorney briefings to Critical Legal Thinking Cases. Students will find up-to-date career information, sidebars illuminating working paralegals' real-world experiences, and extensive reference resources, including a detailed glossary and extensive UCC excerpts.

Employment Litigation

Author: Susan Potter Norton,Jon W. Green

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590315699

Category: Law

Page: 484

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This new addition to the Model Jury Instructions series provides clear and balanced instructions for presentation to juries in employment litigation. These models accurately and impartially present the elements and critical definitions of patent law in language that is understandable and familiar to the average juror. The instructions allow for easy adaptation to particular cases or points. A CD-ROM of the jury instructions is included with the book.

Employee Stock Ownership Plan Answer Book

Author: Brian M. Pinheiro,Ann M. Kim

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454883647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

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Employee Stock Ownership Plan Answer Book covers the many regulations, interpretations, rulings, and cases that seek to interpret the laws governing the design, administration, and operation of ESOPs. This practical manual focuses on the nuts and bolts of ESOP design and mechanics so that professionals can find new and creative uses for the ESOP model. Employee Stock Ownership Plan Answer Book is written in simple, straightforward language and avoids technical jargon, and includes citations of authority if additional research is required. Employee Stock Ownership Plan Answer Book has been completely updated and revised. Highlights of the Fifth Edition include: A summary of advantages and disadvantages of ESOPs, the various planning opportunities ESOPs present, and the significant risks that should be considered An outline of the legal requirements for structuring an ESOP, primarily arising from the Internal Revenue Code A discussion of the rules for deducting various amounts contributed to an ESOP, distinguishing how such rules differ from rules in other types of retirement plans A discussion of the complex fiduciary duties and relationships inherent in the unique structure of an ESOP. More than any other type of retirement plan, fiduciaries of ESOPs run the risk of engaging in prohibited self dealing The issues that arise in valuing companies owned in whole or in part by an ESOP A detailed description of the special tax advantages for shareholders who sell their shares to an ESOP in a transaction that satisfies Code Section 1042, usually as part of a corporate ownership succession strategy An overview of the securities laws implicated by the employer securities held within an ESOP An explanation of ESOP leveraging - perhaps the most unique of the features of an ESOP - which allows the ESOP to be used by the sponsoring employer to obtain tax-advantaged corporate financing An in-depth look at special issues arising in ESOPs sponsored by Subchapter S corporations A discussion of the many uses of ESOPs in corporate merger and acquisition transactions, and the special treatment that often must be afforded to the ESOP fiduciaries who control the disposition of the employer securities held by the ESOP Previous Edition: Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Answer Book, Fourth Edition ISBN 9781454810315

The Study of Law

A Critical Thinking Approach

Author: Katherine A. Currier,Thomas E. Eimermann

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861452

Category: Law

Page: 702

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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

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1994-1995

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788107948

Category:

Page: 350

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A nationally recognized, best-selling reference work. An easy-to-use, comprehensive "encyclopedia" of today's occupations & tomorrow's hiring trends. Describes in detail some 250 occupations -- covering about 104 million jobs, or 85% of all jobs in the U.S. Each description discuses the nature of the work; working conditions; employment; training, other qualifications, & advancement; job outlook; earnings; related occupations; & sources of additional information. Revised every 2 years.

Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal

Author: James W. H. McCord,Sandra L. McCord,C. Suzanne Bailey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133416942

Category: Law

Page: 672

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CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE FOR THE PARALEGAL: A SYSTEMS APPROACH, 4th Edition equips readers with a solid understanding of the principles of criminal law as well as the skills for daily practice in a law office. Thorough yet succinct, the student-friendly text presents material in a clear, logical, outline format. It also provides many opportunities for students to apply both critical thinking and law-office practice skills. The text enriches learning by providing insights into crime, punishment, criminal justice standards for prosecution, defense, and the court, and the competing policies behind the law and judicial decisions. The unique systems folder approach enables students to build an impressive practice system of topically arranged forms, legal principles, rules, checklists, and other materials. The text delivers an excellent blend of theory with practice--giving students a strong foundation to build on. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Employment Law

Practice and Procedures

Author: Ara Hatamian

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133772454

Category: Law

Page: 480

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Detailed, need-to-know information for paralegals, legal professionals, and human resource professionals on the day-to-day aspects of employment law procedure and practice. In a straightforward, practical manner, Employment Law: Practice and Procedures prepares legal studies, paralegal, and human resource professionals for their first day on the job, armed with need-to-know, ready-to-apply information about employment law. Throughout the book, concepts and ideas combine with practical exercises to present material in a way that ensures retention and eases application of the job’s duties and responsibilities. Each chapter focuses on daily assignments similar to work assignments in a law firm setting or human resources work environment, covers modern day trends in employment law, looks at expectations of supervising attorneys, and discusses interaction with prospective clients. Included are helpful learning aids to give the concepts real meaning to today’s students, including Work Place Projects, Critical Thinking Questions, and case law in each chapter.