This Nutshell provides an overview of individual employee rights and responsibilities. It addresses a number of areas, including establishing and ending the employment relationship, protection of employee privacy and reputation, discrimination, regulation of wages and hours, employee physical safety, fringe benefits, and employee duties of loyalty. This edition includes a substantially revised treatment of discrimination law, expanded discussion of employment-based health care, and takes into account a number of recent Supreme Court decisions and the use of executive orders. It further addresses how employment law directly impacts the modern economy, discussing how this area of the law effects on-demand workers in the technology sector.


Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: Nutshells
Publication Date: 05/17/2017

Robert N. Covington, Vanderbilt University Law School

Joseph A. Seiner, University of South Carolina School of Law

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Substantial updating of the discrimination chapter, discussion of employment-based health care under the Affordable Care Act (as of January 2017), and greater attention to the potential importance of executive orders.

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