Digital Collection

The library offers access to a wide variety of e-books and databases with legal information. Our e-book collection includes various practice guides, legal treatises, and self-help materials that can be borrowed and read in your Web browser or on an e-reader like a Kindle or an iPad. Our legal databases provide access to downloadable legal forms, case law, law review articles, and other legal information. Use the links on this page to access our e-books and legal databases.

You will need your library card number and have your library account in good standing in order to borrow e-books and access most of our legal databases. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account from home! Learn more about how to register for a library account from home.

The titles below are available to you from home if you have a current library account with us. If you don't have a library account with us, Texas residents can register online. Learn more about how to register online.

Texas Titles

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    By Mark Summers. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1998. 5th edition.

    This guide is written in lay language for use by business owners and managers to serve as a reference for key employment law issues such as drug and alcohol testing, payment,f overtime, benefits, and ADA regulations. The volume also includes case summaries, court documents, analysis from attorneys, and detailed discussion of the current state statutes concerning employment law.

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    By Laura Franze. Published by James Publishing. 1998.

    This two volume set provides comprehensive analysis of the laws surrounding labor and employment in Texas. Over 3800 state and 5th circuit cases and 156 forms are included. The set is divided into seven sections which cover the employment relationship, pre-employment issues, compensation and benefits, records and policies, employment discrimination, torts, and issue of Texas government employees. The set also comes with a CD-ROM that contains a searchable version of the set.

General/Federal Titles

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    By Amy DelPo. Published by Nolo Press. 2005.

    This book from Nolo shows employers how to draft their own guide to workplace policy simply and easily. Create Your Own Employee Handbook comes with forms and policy examples to assist employers and HR professionals in developing their handbooks, covering topics such as hiring and firing, performance evaluations, discrimination and harassment and workplace privacy.

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    By Amy DelPo and Lisa Guerin. Published by Nolo Press. 2015.

    This title assists HR professionals and managers in updating or creating an employee handbook. With up-to-date legal information and practical suggestions, you can communicate clearly on time off, wages and hours, and more.

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    By Amy DelPo. Published by Nolo Press. 2013. 7th edition.

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    By Amy DelPo and Lisa Guerin. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 6th ed.

    This title provides helpful techniques and quick fixes for dealing with problem employees.

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    By Jay Conison. Published by Thomson West. 2003. 3rd edition.

    "This authoritative coverage provides the background needed to acquire a thorough understanding of employee benefits law. Text covers plan finance and taxation; economic aspects; regulations; ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) legislative background; vesting; participation, accrual, and non-interference; distribution; employee securities; employee stock ownership plans; preemption; nondiscrimination; and plan termination." - from the publisher

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    By George Rutherglen. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 3rd edition.

    "This book is intended as an introduction to the field of employment discrimination law, both at the abstract level of theory and at the concrete level of doctrine. It is as much an introduction for experienced lawyers and scholars who come to this field with a thorough knowledge of other aspects of the law as for law students who have just begun preparing for their careers. The new edition offers an up-to-date introduction to employment discrimination law: the major statutes, the current cases, the outstanding issues, and the competing policies in this field. The leading decisions of the Supreme Court receive a comprehensive analysis, in terms both of theory and doctrine, putting them in the context of the relevant statutory provisions and other judicial decisions. This book offers three different theoretical perspectives–based on history, economics, and critical social theory–to explain both the complexities and the tensions inherent in existing law." - from the publisher

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    By Mark Rothstein. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 4th edition.

    Integrating constitutional law, statutory employment law, administrative law, contracts, torts, antitrust law, intellectual property law, tax law, and bankruptcy law, this treatise follows the employment relationship from formation, through terms and conditions of employment, to termination. Specific topics include discrimination, worker's compensation, occupational safety, covenants not to compete, and unemployment compensation.

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    By Robert Covington. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 3rd edition.

    This book provides an introduction to employment law. The text discusses the development of the topic as well as individual employee rights such as personal safety, discrimination, benefit programs, and privacy considerations. There are new sections on restrictive covenants and trade secrets. The authors have included extra case citations for readers whose legal expertise is outside of employment law.

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    By Lisa Guerin. Published by Nolo Press. 2011. 1st ed.

    This quick reference guide assists HR directors with topics such as a hostile work environment, privacy, bereavement leave, and more.

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    By Mack Player. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 7th edition.

    This title provides a clear and concise overview of employment discrimination law. First part looks at topics such as the history of employment discrimination law, a discussion of employer coverage, and the differences between discrimination and affirmative action. The second section discusses providing violations and covers facial distinctions, non-facial distinctions in search of motive, using verbal evidence or circumstantial evidence to prove a motive, and mixed motives. The third section covers protected classes and special problems and the fourth section covers enforcement remedies.

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    By Dennis Nolan. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 2nd edition.

    This nutshell discusses the origin, development, and practice of both labor and employment arbitration. The first part covers labor arbitration and includes information on contractual requirements, types of arbitration systems, selecting an arbitrator, variation on tradition arbitration, and the legal status of labor arbitration. The second section focuses on employment arbitration. Employment arbitration topics covered include arbitration of statutory rights and enforcing individual agreements.

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    By Douglas Leslie. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 5th Edition.

    "This comprehensive guide reviews the early regulations set up to guide employee-employer relations and provides a snapshot of the structure and procedures of the modern-day National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Expert commentary offers insight into primary legal issues such as picketing, employer responses, and the duty to bargain." - from the publisher

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    By Peggie Smith. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 1st ed.

    "This book provides a comprehensive overview of employment law and is a useful supplement to any employment law casebook. The book is divided into six chapters. Chapter 1 examines who is an employee and who is an employer. Chapter 2 analyzes the employment-at-will doctrine and job security claims. Chapter 3 focuses on privacy, autonomy, and dignity. Chapter 4 analyzes claims that employers may have against employees. Chapter 5 discusses employment terms and benefits that are directly mandated by law, like minimum wage, or strongly encouraged or regulated by law, such as pensions. Finally, Chapter 6 examines workplace health and safety." - from the publisher

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    By Fred Steingold. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 12th ed.

    The Employer's Legal Handbook is Nolo’s guide to the legal rights and responsibilities of employers in the workplace. This book shows readers how to comply with laws and regulations regarding hiring and firing, wage and hours, employee discrimination. It further covers an employer’s responsibility with regard to OSHA and how to run a safe workplace.

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    By Amy DelPo. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 5th ed.

    Nolo's guide to federal employment law helps readers understand which business must comply with each law and what each law allows and prohibits. This guide includes explanations of major laws in plain-English, including the Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, and Family and Medical Leave Act. The updated edition further covers new developments in the law, such as the expansion of FMLA provisions, COBRA subsidies, and reforms to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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    By Lisa Guerin. Published by Nolo Press. 2013. 3rd edition.

    "This thorough guide provides all the plain-English forms, sample policies, checklists, and sample documentation that managers, supervisors, business owners, and human resources professionals need to conduct a successful investigation that will stand up in court." - from the publisher

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    By Amy DelPo and Lisa Guerin. Published by Nolo Press. 2016.

    The Manager's Legal Handbook gives supervisors answers to employment questions in Nolo's plain-English format. Providing legal information and practical strategies, this guide assists managers in supervising their employees and independent contractors. The Manager’s Legal Handbook covers federal and state employment law issues including hiring, firing, wages, health care reform, email and social media practices, discrimination and harassment laws.

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    By Amy DelPo. Published by Nolo Press. 2007. 2nd ed.

    This title is perfect for managers at any stage in his or her career who are in the process of writing performance reviews. Some of the topics discussed include: how to increase employee morale, identify poor performers and help them get on track, and how to motivate your staff to perform better.

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    By Ilona Bray. Published by Nolo Press. 2011. 1st ed.

    This title provides strategies and advice for the necessary fundraising you must perform for your nonprofit entity.

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    By P. K Fontana. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2009.

    "This comprehensive guide to the laws and benefits provided to those individuals who have lost their jobs, for whatever reason, will help you discover exactly what you can do to ensure you have the resources you need to salvage your life and your career after losing a job. A complete listing of the requirements your employer is bound to and the legal implications of your particular situation will be provided in multiple chapters broken down to reflect the various situations in which you lost your job." - from the publisher

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    By Ellen S. Podgor; Jerold H. Israel. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 5th ed.

    "This text provides a broad overview of white collar crime, including procedural and evidentiary issues. It covers specific offenses such as mail and bank fraud, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, bribery, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and computer crimes. It covers procedural topics such as those related to grand jury and administrative agency investigations, self-incrimination, and parallel proceedings. Also discussed are punishment and sanctions for white collar crimes." - from the publisher

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    By Barbara Kate Repa. Published by Nolo Press. 2010. 9th edition.

    The 9th edition of Your rights in the workplace educates employees and employers on labor law in plain English. Topics covered include wages and hours, health insurance, family and medical leave, privacy rights, health and safety, illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, unemployment, and workers' compensation. Appendices provide resources on special employment law topics was AIDS-HIV, civil rights, disabled workers, discrimination, immigration, and mediation and arbitration.

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    By Barbara Kate Repa. Published by Nolo Press. 2014. 10th ed.

    Your rights in the workplace educates employees and employers on labor law in plain English. Topics covered include wages and hours, health insurance, family and medical leave, privacy rights, health and safety, illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, unemployment, and workers' compensation. Appendices provide resources on special employment law topics was AIDS-HIV, civil rights, disabled workers, discrimination, immigration, and mediation and arbitration. The 10th edition is updated with the latest court decisions and legislation, including Obamacare.

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