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Employment Law: Federal and California Sources: 1. Federal/Multi-Jurisdictional

This guide includes general secondary sources and online government resources. Specialized topics include employment discrimination & harassment, wage & hour law, employee privacy, independent contractors, and workers' compensation.

Federal/Multi-Jurisdictional Secondary Sources

Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Employment Contracts. (Westlaw, April 2020). A one volume, practical guide for drafting effective employment contracts; discusses legal implication of restrictive covenants, employee raiding, ownership of invention, change of control and severance agreements, and many other legal issues. This looseleaf also includes forms and checklists.

Westlaw: CCGEMPLC *ID/Password Required


Dealing With Problem Employees. 5th ed.  Lisa Guerin (Nolo, 2019). A practical guide for employers covering specific kinds of problems and presenting techniques to address them.

Library: KF 3457 .D43 (Reference Self-Help Collection) (Also online; UCLA Law users only)


Employee Medical Leave Benefits and Disabilities Laws.  David G. Evans.  (West Group, 1999- ). This is a two-volume set that provides coverage of all state disability discrimination laws and state family and medical leave, pregnancy, and parental leave law and regulations.  The guide also includes information about cafeteria plans, flexible spending accounts, medical spending accounts, and other programs.

Westlaw: FSGEML *ID/Password Required


Employment Law, 4th ed.  Mark A. Rothstein, et al. (West Group, 2004- ). This is a two-volume treatise aimed at practitioners covering the basic rules, principles and issues relating to employment law.  It includes extensive footnotes referencing cases, statutes, regulations, and other secondary sources.  Volume 2 also includes a detailed appendix on how to search various issues in employment law, as well as a table of the statutes and cases covered and where they are referenced in the treatise.

Library: KF 3455 .E468 2009 (Reserve)
West Academic Study Aids: Employment Law (UCLA Law users only)


Employment Law in a Nutshell, 4th ed.  Robert N. Covington, Joseph A. Seiner (West Academic Publishing, 2017). This is part of the “Nutshell” series and is meant as an introduction to employment law.  In discussing employment law topics, Employment Law in a Nutshell identifies various federal laws regarding employment.  

Library: KF 3455 .C68 2017 (Reserve)
West Academic Study Aids: Employment Law in a Nutshell (UCLA Law users only)


Employment Law Stories. Edited by Samuel Estreicher & Gillian Lester (Foundation Press Thomson/West, 2007). Each chapter provides in-depth discussion of a major employment law case.

Library: KF3457.A7 E48 2007 (Stacks)
West Academic Study Aids: Employment Law Stories (UCLA Law users only)


Federal Employment Litigation. Gerald Rosen, et al. (Rutter Group, 2006- ). This two volume practice guide has twelve chapters, including information on litigating employment discrimination claims, with more in-depth information on age discrimination, disability discrimination, and harassment; also includes chapters on wages and hours, leaves of absence, workplace safety, and layoffs and plant closings.

Library: KF 3319 .F43 (Reserve)
Westlaw: TRG-FEDEMPL *ID/Password Required


Unjust Dismissal.  Lex K. Larson & Susan G. Daniels.  (Matthew Bender, 2013- ). This is a three volume set that reviews the laws potentially implicated by the wrongful termination of employment.  Contractual, tort and statutory theories of unjust dismissal are analyzed. 

Lexis: UNJUST DISMISSAL *ID/Password Required


Your Rights in the Workplace. 9th ed.  Barbara Repa (Nolo, 2018). A general overview of workplace rights for employees by the popular self-help publisher.

Library: KF 3455 .A15 Y68 (Reference Self-Help Collection) (Also online; UCLA Law users only)



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