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Employment Law 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9781405858236
Published: July 2007
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £41.99



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Employment Law 2nd ed is a thought-provoking account of employment law suitable for students approaching the subject for the first time. Legal principles are introduced in the political, social and economic context in which they operate, while statistics and examples are used to relate the law further to the world in which employment law functions.

An increased amount of case law and academic discussion in this edition ensures that Employment Law is entirely suitable for the LLB.The second edition provides:-

  • Explanation of the fundamental areas of the law, including the employment relationship, employment contracts, hours of work and pay, discrimination, health and safety at work and termination of employment
  • Coverage of individual and collective labour relations law
  • Specimen examination questions with answer guidelines on the Companion Website New to this edition:-
    • Coverage of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005;
    • the Equality Act 2006;
    • the Employment (Age) Regulations 2006;
    • the Work and Families Act 2006;
    • the new TUPE Regulations 2006;
    • case law on the interpretation of the Employment Act (2002)
    • (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2004;
    • recent case law on bonus payments to employees and the developing law relating to agency workers
    • More in-depth discussion of policy issues and the problem areas within employment law
    • Increased coverage of the law in other jurisdictions such as labour law in the USA
    • Law in context' boxes highlight particularly controversial areas of the law or where there could be reform
    • A Companion Website hosts multiple choice questions, regular legal updates, exam questions with suggested answer guidance and guided web links

  • Subjects:
    Employment Law
    Contents:
    Preface
    Publisher's Acknowledgements
    Keeping up to date with employment law
    Useful websites
    Guided Tour
    Table of cases
    Table of statutes
    Table of statutory instruments
    Table of European Legislation
    Table of Statutory Rights
    Abbreviations used when referring to judges
    Part One: What is Employment Law about: Its history, sources and institutions
    1. The context of Employment Law and its institutions
    2. The impact of European Union Law and International Labour Standards
    3. The impact of Human Rights Law
    Part Two: The Employment Relationship
    4. The employment relationship
    5. The contract of employment
    6. Continuity of employment
    7. Payment of wages and hours of work
    8. Health and safety
    9. Discrimination Law
    10. Employment rights and the family
    Part Three: Termination of the Employment Relationship
    11. Wrongful and unfair dismissal
    12. Dismissal for economic reasons
    Part Four: Collective employment law
    13. Trade Unions: their status and their members
    14. Collective action
    Part Five: The Future of Employment Law
    Glossary of legal terms
    Index