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Labour Law in the USA - Fourth Edition

Labour Law in the USA - Fourth Edition

By Alvin L. Goldman, Roberto L. Corrada


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this monograph on labour law in the USA not only describes and analyses the legal aspects of labour relations, but also examines labour relations practices and developing trends. It provides a survey of the subject that is both usefully brief and sufficiently detailed to answer most questions likely to arise in any pertinent legal setting. Both individual and collective labour relations are covered in ample detail, with attention to such underlying and pervasive factors employment contracts, suspension of the contracts, dismissal laws and covenant of non-competition, as well as international private law. The author describes all important details of the law governing hours and wages, benefits, intellectual property implications, trade union activity, employers’ associations, workers’ participation, collective bargaining, industrial disputes, and much more.

Building on a clear overview of labour law and labour relations, the book offers practical guidance on which sound preliminary decisions may be based. It will find a ready readership among lawyers representing parties with interests in the USA, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative trends in laws affecting labour and labour relations.

Resources Table of Contents
Publish Date 10/22/2014
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041154385
SKU 10058186-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors.

List of Abbreviations.

General Introduction.

Chapter 1. General Observations.

Chapter 2. General Background.

Chapter 3. Special Definitions and Concepts.

Chapter 4. Historic Background.

Chapter 5. The Role of Government in Shaping and Administering Employment Law and Labor Relations Policy.

Chapter 6. Sources of Labor and Employment Law.

Part I. The Individual Employment Relationship.

Chapter 1. Concepts.

Chapter 2. Rights and Duties of the Parties under Individual Employment Contracts.

Chapter 3. Remuneration and Benefits. Chapter 4. Equal Employment Opportunity.

Part II. Collective Labor Relations.

Chapter 1. The Impact of Collective Bargaining on Worker Benefits.

Chapter 2. Freedom to Organize and Obtain Mutual Aid.

Chapter 3. Labor Unions, Employee Associations and Employer Organizations.

Chapter 4. Worker Participation in Management through Collective Bargaining.

Chapter 5. Industrial Action.

Part III. Machinery for Enforcing Labor Laws.

Chapter 1. The National Labor Relations Act.

Chapter 2. Labor Management Relations Act’s Preemption of Suits Affecting Collective Activities.

Chapter 3. Resolution of Disputes that Threaten Nationalor Local Welfare.

Chapter 4. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

Chapter 5. Enforcement of Prohibitions against Certain Union–Management Transactions and Statutory Protections of Union Members.

Chapter 6. Railway Labor Act Enforcement Machinery.

Chapter 7. Arbitration of Disputes Arising under Collective.

Chapter 8. Regulation of Collective Representation of Federal Workers.

Chapter 9. Enforcement of Federal Wage-Hour Laws.

Chapter 10. Enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Chapter 11. Enforcement of Equal Employment Opportunity.

Chapter 12. Enforcement of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act.

Chapter 13. Enforcement of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Part IV. Extraterritoriality (Choice of Law).

Chapter 1. Problems of Extraterritoriality among the States.

Chapter 2. The Law of Other Nations Applied in the US.

Chapter 3. Applying US Law beyond its Borders.

Chapter 4. Applying US Law to Foreign Nationals within its Borders.

Chapter 5. US Court Application of the Law of Nations.

Selected Bibliography.

Table of Cases.