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Employment Law Answer Book, Ninth Edition

Employment Law Answer Book, Ninth Edition

Employment Law Answer Book, Ninth Edition

By Mark R. Filipp, James O. Castagnera
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Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
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Getting accurate answers to employment law questions is crucial to establishing sound personnel policies and procedures in today's litigious environment. That's why thousands of employers, HR managers, attorneys, and business owners rely on Employment Law Answer Book in order to achieve compliance with ever-changing employment rules.

The handy Q&A format provides clear, concise answers to over 1,000 key questions in employment law, related to:

  • Health Care Reform
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • OSHA
  • And much more!

Packed with concrete examples, practical pointers, and proven employer strategies to minimize legal risk, Employment Law Answer Book places at your fingertips the latest laws, analysis, and guidance on:

  • Age, racial, and sexual discrimination
  • Privacy rights
  • Immigration and naturalization
  • Sexual harassment
  • Workplace safety
  • Wrongful termination
  • Labor unions
  • And many other major employment issues
SKU: 10044839-7777
  • 1. The Legal Framework
    • Federal Employment Law
    • Federal Enforcement and Penalties
    • State Law and Its Relationship to Federal Law
  • 2. The Employment Relationship
    • The Employer-Employee Relationship
    • At-Will Employment
    • Public Policy
    • Employment Contracts and Agreements
    • Other Employment Relationships
  • 3. Hiring and Evaluating Employees
    • Advertising and Recruiting
    • Applicant Evaluation
    • Negligent Hiring
    • Assessing Honesty in Applicants and Employees
    • Medical Examinations
    • Performance Evaluations
    • Attendance
    • Work Rules
    • Disciplinary Programs and Procedures
  • 4. Employment Discrimination
    • Title VII
    • General Principles of Discrimination Law
    • Racial Discrimination
    • National Origin Discrimination
    • Discrimination Based on Religion
    • Gender-Based Discrimination 40
    • Sexual Harassment
    • The Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Age Discrimination
    • Tax Issues
    • The Equal Pay Act
    • Retaliation Claims
  • 5. Personnel Files and Privacy Issues
    • Personnel Files
    • Access to Personnel Files by Third Parties
    • Retention of Personnel Files
    • Employee Privacy
    • Surveillance
  • 6. Security Issues
    • Employee Dishonesty and Theft
    • Safety and Violence in the Workplace
    • Computer Security
    • Copyright
    • Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Agreements
    • Non-Competition Agreements
  • 7. Job Safety
    • OSH Act
    • Enforcement
    • Workplace Inspections
    • Penalties
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Emergency Planning and Right to Know Act
    • Smoking in the Workplace
    • AIDS
    • Drug Abuse
    • Workplace Violence
    • Ergonomics 94
    • Pandemic Flu
  • 8. Employee Compensation and Fringe Benefits
    • Fair Labor Standards Act
    • Child Labor
    • Compensation and Withholding
    • COBRA and HIPAA
  • 9. Government Contractors
    • Security Clearances
    • Affirmative Action
    • Wages and Benefits
    • Whistleblowers
  • 10. Public Employees
    • Collective Bargaining
    • Constitutional and Civil Rights
    • Compensation
    • Ethical Issues
    • Occupational Health and Safety
  • 11. Labor Unions
    • Union Organizing
    • The National Labor Relations Board
    • Representation Elections
    • Bargaining Units and Related Employment Practices
    • Illegal Activities
    • Grievance Arbitration
    • Disputes and Decertification
    • Bankruptcies, Mergers, and Acquisitions
    • Picketing
    • Unfair Labor Practices
  • 12. Immigration and Naturalization
    • Basics
    • Discrimination Against Aliens
    • Immigration Act of 1990
    • Relationship of Other Laws to Aliens and Immigration
  • 13. Employment Termination
    • Termination Issues
    • Severance and Release Agreements
    • Plant Closings, Mass Layoffs, and WARN
    • Termination Documentation and References
  • 14. Managing Labor and Employment Litigation
    • The Litigation Process
    • Case Management
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Avoiding Employee Claims
  • 15. Employment Law in the Global Marketplace
    • International Labor Relations
    • Employment Law and Multinational Corporations
    • International Taxation
    • Employee Safety Concerns in the Global Marketplace
    • International Organizations
    • United States Code
    • Code of Federal Regulations
    • Table of Cases


Mark R. Filipp, shareholder of the law firm Kemp, Klein, Umphrey, Endelman & May, P.C., in Troy, Michigan, is a litigator, practicing almost exclusively in the labor and employment law area. Mr. Filipp received his J.D. degree from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1981 and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and recipient of the Clarence M. Burton Scholar award. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from Michigan State University in 1978. Mr. Filipp has defended companies in a wide range of employment cases, including defense of claims alleging wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, whistleblower claims, and hearings and appeals before various administrative bodies including the MDCR and EEOC. Mr. Filipp is regularly involved in both the preparation of covenant not to compete agreements and in litigation involving their enforceability. In addition, Mr. Filipp provides regular counsel to employers concerning such matters as mass-layoffs, force reduction, and employee discipline.

Mr. Filipp is active in the State Bar of Michigan, having served in many positions, including past Chairperson of the Law Practice Management Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section and active in the Oakland County Bar Association. Mr. Filipp has authored and/or edited many published books and articles. He is the co-author of Employment Law Answer Book and author of The Practical Guide to Employment Law, both published by Wolters Kluwer, New York, NY. Mr. Filipp is a frequent lecturer on current employment law issues and conducts in-house training for companies on various employment law topics geared toward reducing risk and exposure to employment litigation.


James Ottavio Castagnera, J.D., Ph.D., is a freelance journalist, practicing attorney, and law professor. He has been a faculty member at several institutions and a communications specialist for the U.S. Coast Guard and at an R1 university. He is currently the Associate Provost and Legal Counsel for Academic Affairs at the regionally ranked Rider University in Princeton/Lawrenceville (NJ). He has been a labor lawyer with a major Philadelphia law firm and the general counsel/corporate secretary for a convenience store chain in New Jersey and for the nation’s number one econometric forecasting organization. He has published 20 books, as well as more than 50 professional/scholarly articles and book chapters. He is a frequent commentator in newsletters, newspapers, and magazines, and on the Internet, where he writes the popular blog Riding the Fifth Wave: A Survival Guide for College Administrators. His teaching has taken him to the University of Texas-Austin, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Widener University School of Law, and currently to the Drexel University’s Kline School of Law. At Rider University, his responsibilities include human resources, discrimination, faculty and labor relations, governance, regulatory matters, contracts and grants, risk management, and international programs, within the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Divisions of the institution. He regularly deals with sexual assault cases at his university. Dr. Castagnera is also the managing director of a freelance writing and consulting company, K&C Human Resource Enterprises. His company consults on labor and employee relations, higher education law, and risk management. He provides quarterly webinars on employment and labor law through Thomson Reuters.