The ultimate desktop reference for labor and employment law practitioners
“The Developing Labor Law is the most comprehensive resource in the field—I have been using it ever since it first came out. The new Sixth Edition offers the latest analysis, and I would recommend it to anyone working in our field.”
—Gordon E. Krischer, Of Counsel, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Main Volume Information
For more than 40 years, practitioners have relied on The Developing Labor Law: The Board, the Courts, and the National Labor Relations Act to keep them current on U.S. labor law. This two-volume treatise, written by distinguished members of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law representing management, labor, and neutrals, is the essential research tool for labor and employment law practitioners. It provides an authoritative, balanced perspective on the legal rights and duties of employees, employers and unions, as well as procedures and remedies under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
For the specialist, this classic reference is a quick means of accessing leading cases; for the generalist, it provides an excellent summary of the law and its development. All labor and employment law practitioners will benefit from the history of the development of every major labor law doctrine that this distinctive reference work provides—from contract bar to deferral to arbitration and all that lies in between, including prohibited secondary activity. The Sixth Edition includes updated discussion of a number of important topics, including:
Several important decisions altering Board precedents have been handed down since the Fifth Edition that will affect labor law practitioners. New cases discussed in the Sixth Edition concern such topics as:
The new 2013 Supplement discusses significant decisions reversing longstanding NLRB precedent, including:
The 2013 Supplement also reviews recent NLRB social media cases, including Hispanics United of Buffalo, Inc., in which the NLRB found that an employer violated the Act by firing five employees for comments they posted on Facebook, and the myriad of cases in which the NLRB found employer rules and policies violate Section 7 of the Act and infringe upon employees’ rights.
Main Volume Information2012/2 Volumes/3,582 pp. Hardcover/Order #9280P
Supplement Information2013/506 pp. Softcover/ISBN 978-1-61746-280-1/Order #2280
Main Volume InformationAbout the Editor-in-ChiefJohn E. Higgins, Jr., is an adjunct faculty member at the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and is retired from the NLRB.Committee on Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law
About the Co-Editors-in-ChiefTanja L. Thompson is a shareholder in the Labor Management Relations practice group with Littler Mendelson, Memphis, Tenn.
Gwynne A. Wilcox is a partner with Levy Ratner, New York, N.Y., representing unions before the National Labor Relations Board and other administrative agencies, and in arbitrations, litigation and contract negotiations.
Barry J. Kearney is the associate general counsel of the Division of Advice at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C.
Committee on Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law
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