Abstract: The legal and legislative systems have run amok, protecting incompetent and dangerous employees from discipline and empowering them to wreak havoc in the workplace. Featured on KFYI.
Keywords: book review, politics, law, employment labor laws, legislation, discrimination, disability, Americans with Disabilities Act, lawsuits, judicial activism, litigation, KFYI, United States, industrial relations, productivity, case studies.
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Title: The Excuse Factory: How Today's Employment Laws Promote Mediocrity in the Workplace
Author: Walter K. Olson
Publisher: Free Press
Date Published: March 1997
ISBN: 0684827328
LOCN: KF3457.O44 1997
Dewey: 344.7301 21
Pages: 378
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Author:        Olson, Walter K.
Title:         The excuse factory : how employment law is
                  paralyzing the American workplace / Walter Olson.
Published:     New York : Martin Kessler Books, Free Press,
Description:   378 p. ; 25 cm.
LC Call No.:   KF3457.O44 1997
Dewey No.:     344.7301 21
ISBN:          0684827328
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-367)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Labor laws and legislation -- United States.
               Discrimination in employment -- Law and
                  legislation -- United States.
               Industrial relations -- United States -- Case
               Labor productivity -- United States -- Case
Control No.:   97007114 


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