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.
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- By Betts, Albert. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2015. 2016 ed.
"Attorneys, claim adjusters, physicians, self-insured employers and vocational rehabilitation workers will all find Texas Workers’ Compensation Handbook a valuable tool for understanding the Texas workers’ compensation system." - from the publisher
- By Lex Larson. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997.
This three volume set provides a comprehensive abridgment of the 12 volume Larson's workers' compensation set. Information in the desk edition is organized in the same way as in the Larson's treatise for quick reference. The desk edition groups states that agree on a particular pattern of workers' compensation law, covers the risk categories, provides supporting cases, and examines independent contractor relationships.
View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.
- What to do when you are fired or laid off: a complete guide to the benefits and legal rights you need to know to get back on your feetBy 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
- By Jack Hood. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 5th Edition.
"This compact, comprehensive reference guide covers workers compensation and employee protection laws, stressing the rights and duties of both the employer and the employee in the workplace. The text pays special attention to the laws that protect the employee and answers the most common workers' compensation questions asked by students and lawyers. It is ideal both as a student study aid and review for the practitioner." - from the publisher