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Pregnancy Discrimination And The American Worker

Autor: Michelle D. Deardorff
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137533293
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This book explores how the federal courts have addressed the two primary federal statutory protections found in the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and how law mediates conflict between workplace expectations and the realities of pregnancy. While pregnancy discrimination has been litigated under both, these laws establish different forms of equality. Formal equality requires equal treatment of pregnant women in the workplace, and substantive equality requires the worker's needs to be accommodated by the employer. Drawing from a unique database of 1,112 cases, Deardorff and Dahl discuss how courts have addressed pregnancy through these two different approaches to equality. The authors explore the implications for gender equality and the evolution of how pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions in employment can be addressed by employers.

A Primer On American Labor Law

Autor: William B. Gould IV
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107021685
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This fifth edition is an accessible guide for non-specialists that contains extensive new materials covering developments in the past ten years of employee labor laws.

Encyclopedia Of Us Labor And Working Class History

Autor: Eric Arnesen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135883629
File Size: 25,14 MB
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A RUSA 2007 Outstanding Reference Title The Encyclopedia of US Labor and Working-Class History provides sweeping coverage of US labor history. Containing over 650 entries, the Encyclopedia encompasses labor history from the colonial era to the present. Articles focus on states, regions, periods, economic sectors and occupations, race-relations, ethnicity, and religion, concepts and developments in labor economics, environmentalism, globalization, legal history, trade unions, strikes, organizations, individuals, management relations, and government agencies and commissions. Articles cover such issues as immigration and migratory labor, women and labor, labor in every war effort, slavery and the slave-trade, union-resistance by corporations such as Wal-Mart, and the history of cronyism and corruption, and the mafia within elements of labor history. Labor history is also considered in its representation in film, music, literature, and education. Important articles cover the perception of working-class culture, such as the surge in sympathy for the working class following September 11, 2001. Written as an objective social history, the Encyclopedia encapsulates the rise and decline, and continuous change of US labor history into the twenty-first century.

Babygate

Autor: Dina Bakst
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558618627
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Moms-to-be get tons of advice on strollers, sleep training, and post-baby workouts. What they don't get is straight talk about navigating the workplace during pregnancy and new parenthood - factors that put many women's jobs in jeopardy. That's why Babygate is essential: the first and only guide to supply parents with the tools they need to keep their jobs. Babygate breaks down the laws on topics across the parenthood spectrum in clear, conversational language, and includes a state-by-state guide so readers know exactly how they're protected (or not) in their hometowns. Best of all, Babygate includes a road map for confronting family-responsibilities discrimination, and a concrete plan for creating a more family-friendly nation. In Babygate, three legal experts share practical tips, real-life stories from moms and dads, and key legal information to spotlight the protections expecting and new parents have (and don't have) in the workplace. This step-by-step guide covers everything from morning sickness to maternity leave to confronting discrimination on the job. Includes quizzes, charts, checklists, sample letters to employers, and a comprehensive breakdown of individual state laws on pregnancy, parenthood, and the workplace.

Essential Guide To Federal Employment Laws

Autor: Lisa Guerin
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413322816
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This book is an invaluable resource for managers, supervisors, HR professionals, and anyone else who needs to know about federal employment laws. It takes the 20 most important federal workplace laws and breaks them down into plain English, chapter by chapter. Managers and HR professionals can pick up this easy-to-use reference guide any time they have questions about their obligations under federal employment laws.

Contemporary Employment Law

Autor: C. Kerry Fields
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145483417X
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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.

Mothers On The Job

Autor: Lise Vogel
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813519197
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Women's increasing demands for protection and benefits in the workplace, especially with regard to maternity leave, have sparked more than a century of controversy among feminists on how best to serve the needs of working women. This debate continues to divide the feminist community. One side believes women are better served by emphasizing equality with men--pregnancy should be treated like any other "disability." The other side wants to recognize difference--special provisions should apply only to pregnant women. Lise Vogel examines the evolution of this debate on pregnant women in the workplace, looking at theoretical as well as practical implications. Vogel begins by assessing the history of the contemporary debate on pregnancy policy in the U.S. Since the middle of the nineteenth-century, American women have been torn by the contradictory demands of motherhood and the workplace. Pregnancy was grounds for dismissal from work and few employers took action to protect pregnant workers. To counter this, early twentieth-century feminists and reformers emphasized female specificity and women's special role. In the 1960s activists adopted a strategy framed on equality, which moved away from the earlier emphasis on differences. The use of equality strategies to cover the female-specific phenomenon of pregnancy turned out to have problems. Now women's special needs were denied and ignored. These difficulties and a series of court cases in the 1980s triggered debates in the feminist legal community. Vogel looks at the litigation and debates, which pitted advocates of gender-neutral strategies against critics who called for female-specific policies. Vogel argues that, in terms of practical benefits, women will be served best by a gender-neutral approach to pregnancy policy. She encourages equality advocates to recognize the inherent diversity of individuals, and points out the need to be sensitive to individual factors of race and class, as well as sex.