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Contemporary Employment Law

Front Cover - Contemporary Employment Law

Third Edition


C. Kerry Fields
Henry R. Cheeseman


2017. 804 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-7343-3. 

About the Book

Understanding the role of basic employment and discrimination law in business is essential to good management. Contemporary Employment Law, Third Edition, is a practical and concise introduction to the laws that regulate basic business practices, such as hiring, promotion, and termination of employment. Drawing from experience in both practice and teaching, authors Fields and Cheeseman bring balance and perspective to a wide range of topics. Realistic examples, problems, and hypotheticals illuminate business practice and develop students’ ability to apply the law and find ethical solutions to the issues that can arise in a business environment.

Contemporary Employment Law features:
■ Basic coverage of all relevant aspects of employment and discrimination law
■ A logical organization of employment law that mirrors the phases of hiring, promotion, and termination of employment
■ Incisive and balanced treatment of employment discrimination topics, such as privacy, wage and hour laws, retirement, and employment benefits
■ Examples, problems, and hypotheticals focus on applying the law to real-life situations
■ Well-edited cases, both state and federal, highlighting key points
■ Significant statutory and federal regulations
■ Chapter summaries that reinforce learning and retention
■ Definitions of key terms and concepts in the margins
■ A glossary of terms

Streamlined and updated, the Third Edition includes:
■ Case summaries that are more accessible, with the decision highlighted.
■ New end-of-chapter activities include Applying the Law hypotheticals based on current issues in Employment Law and helpful practice exam questions
■ Summary charts—a helpful overview and synthesis of topics—for each major section
■ Incisive discussion of how changing economic realities and business practices influence workplace