This book provides a comprehensive overview of the most important facets of employment law—with a focus on the impact of federal regulation. Throughout, reference is made to the particular federal statute that applies in a given situation. Features boxed examples and edited judicial decisions. Background of Employment Law. The Rise of Labor Unions and Labor Laws. The Depression and Early Federal Regulation. Discrimination Regulation: The Civil Rights Act and the ADEA. Employment Law and the Family. Protecting Workers with Disabilities: The Americans with Disabilities Act. Privacy Issues. Regulations for Preventing and Handling Sexual Harassment. Applying Employment Law to Human Resource Management. Employment Law in a Regulated Society. For Paralegals.