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Contemporary Employment Law, Fourth Edition

  • C. Kerry Fields
  • Henry R. Cheeseman
Series / Aspen College Series
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Contemporary Employment Law, Fourth Edition, is a straightforward approach to learning the legal essentials of managing a modern workforce, through a practical, balanced discussion of employment and labor law. Designed for a one-semester course that covers the major aspects of employment and discrimination law, the text begins by identifying the differences between employees and independent contractors. In a three-part format, the authors cover the Employment Relationship, Equal Opportunity Laws, and Employee Protections and Benefits. The text is written with the student in mind, with interesting examples, concept summaries, modern topics and issues, and a clearly written narrative approach to the material. The revised Fourth Edition continues to provide the information students need in a practical and contemporary text.


New to the Fourth Edition:

  • New summary charts provide helpful overviews of complex topics:
    • Recruitment, Selection, and Testing at the end of Chapter 2
    • Remedies for Discrimination Claims at the end of chapter 4
    • Post Hire Employment Discrimination Claims at the end of Chapter 5
    • Leaves of Absence at the of Chapter 11
    • Wage and hour claims at the end of Chapter 14
    • WARN Mass Layoffs and Plant Closures at the end of Chapter 14
  • The most up-to-date developments in employment law, with new statutes, regulations, and Supreme Court cases, including those on gender orientation and transgender status.
  • An updated glossary which makes it easier for students to find definitions of the important terms discussed in the text.
  • Updated forms.

Professors and student will benefit from:

  • Rich pedagogical design
  • Landmark as well as current cases, edited to give attention to the key points while using the actual language of the court in its decision
  • Every briefed case includes thought provoking Focus on Ethics questions
  • Sample forms used in employment law and human resource practice are placed throughout the text and enable students to appreciate how a concept is applied in the real world.
  • Practice problems for exam review that facilitate student learning

Teaching materials Include:

  • Instructor’s Manual
  • Test Bank
  • PowerPoints
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About the authors
C. Kerry Fields
University of Southern California

C. Kerry Fields is a professor at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, where he teaches courses in employment law and in business law. He is also a practicing attorney who has represented employers in administrative forums and federal and state courts with respect to employment and discrimination claims and has tried many cases to verdict in the state and federal courts. When he is not teaching, he spends his law practice time assisting business managers in identifying and solving business problems. He has received a number of teaching awards and is a frequent media commentator on issues in employment law and business ethics. Professor Fields received his bachelorrsquo;s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Henry R. Cheeseman
University of Southern California

Henry R. Cheeseman is a professor at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, where he teaches graduate courses on business law subjects, including employment law. He has practiced law and also taught business organizations and banking law courses at the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California. Professor Cheeseman received a bachelor of science from Marquette University, a Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law, a Masters in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, and an LL.M. degree from Boston University. He has written more than 30 business law textbooks and has won numerous teaching awards at the University of Southern California.

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