Employment Law: The Basics

54 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2021 Last revised: 12 Nov 2023

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Lawrence J. Trautman

Prairie View A&M University - College of Business; Texas A&M University School of Law (By Courtesy)

Judith Bohr

Prairie View A&M University - College of Business

Larry D. Foster, II

Prairie View A&M University - College of Business

Thomas Freeman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lora Koretz

W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State

Anthony McMullen

University of Central Arkansas

H. Justin Pace

Western Carolina University - College of Business

Lester C. Reams

Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles

David D Schein

University of Saint Thomas, Houston - Cameron School of Business

Robert Zinko

Prairie View A&M University - College of Business

Date Written: January 12, 2021

Abstract

Employment law issues impact all business enterprises in both for-profit and non-profit settings. Examples illustrating the enormous costs of violating or simply being accused of running afoul of employment laws abound. In addition, the cost to defend these lawsuits can quickly become very large and even result in the actual failure of small, thinly-capitalized enterprises. The purpose of this introduction to employment law is to provide anyone--- including entrepreneurs and busy students, with an overview of the source, foundation, basic and emerging issues surrounding this important topic. Our goal is to convey this primer in a format readable within 20 minutes of diligent effort. Ample additional resources are presented in our footnotes for those desiring a more robust discussion.

Keywords: affirmative action, age, benefits, Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII, COVID-19 pandemic, disability, discrimination, EEOC, employee, employment law, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, gender, human resources, Internet, LGBTQ, labor law, national origin, OSHA

Suggested Citation

Trautman, Lawrence J. and Bohr, Judith and Foster, II, Larry D. and Freeman, Thomas and Koretz, Lora and McMullen, Anthony and Pace, H. Justin and Reams, Lester C and Schein, David D and Zinko, Robert, Employment Law: The Basics (January 12, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3765016 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3765016

Lawrence J. Trautman (Contact Author)

Prairie View A&M University - College of Business ( email )

Prairie View, TX
United States

Texas A&M University School of Law (By Courtesy) ( email )

1515 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX Tarrant County 76102
United States

Judith Bohr

Prairie View A&M University - College of Business ( email )

Prairie View, TX
United States

Larry D. Foster, II

Prairie View A&M University - College of Business ( email )

Prairie View, TX
United States

Thomas Freeman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lora Koretz

W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State ( email )

Tempe, AZ 85287-4006
United States

Anthony McMullen

University of Central Arkansas ( email )

(501) 852-0695 (Phone)

H. Justin Pace

Western Carolina University - College of Business ( email )

United States

Lester C Reams

Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles ( email )

Los Angeles, CA
United States

David D Schein

University of Saint Thomas, Houston - Cameron School of Business ( email )

United States

Robert Zinko

Prairie View A&M University - College of Business ( email )

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