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Provides a background to the development of sexual harassment legislation through the Supreme Court. Examines the characteristics of sexual harassment laws and how the Supreme Court has implemented and expanded these rules in specific cases. Concludes that it is imperative that employers...
Outlines the history of gun legislation in the USA. Looks at the power held by the pro and anti gun lobbies. Covers the recent legislation success of the anti‐gun campaigns as they apply to the State of California. Discusses the criteria and restriction in order to apply for permits and...
Outlines the general reasons behind negligent supervision such as lack of training, lack of communication and lack of understanding. Outlines a case study regarding a corporate law department in some depth. Provides three other case studies before proceeding to consider the effects on employees...
Discusses the recent increase in litigation with regards to the tort of negligence, showing how more companies are being held liable for the improper and criminal acts of their employees. Outlines the laws governing employer liability for employee acts. Considers the question “why care?”...
Questions what causes disputes. Discusses what happens during arbitration and covers the background of alternative dispute resolution. Looks at who uses arbitration and the extension of the work to encompass more public sector grievances. Lists some reasons for the success of arbitration, citing...
Outlines the four fifths rule in discrimination cases citing areas of its use in personnel actions. Provides case laws examples. Considers in particular a case against Pepsi‐Cola. Concludes with some criticisms of the concept.
Outlines the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act including areas such as minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping and child labor standards. States what is not covered before providing details of the California minimum wage and overtime standards as a comparison. Discusses the effect of...
Outlines the reason for the creation of the US Department of Labor in order to promote improvements to working conditions and looks at the development of the Fair Labor Standards Act 1938. Discusses the types of employment that can be exempted from the act and the criteria used to establish...
Provides a historical perspective on the US Fair Labor Standards Act. Discusses how to ascertain exemption status and outlines exempt job classification. Gives case studies as examples. Considers the implications for the future of exempt and non‐exempt status.
Outlines the current situation with regard to protection of workers in the workplace in the USA. Discusses the reforms that are currently being discussed in the new congress. Gives details of the proposed new OSHAA industry wide ergonomics standard covering purpose, scope identification and...
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