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aPHR Associate Professional in Human Resources Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by William Kelly, William H. Truesdell, Dory Willer

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APPENDIX  B

Case Laws by Chapter

Generally speaking, there are three types of federal laws. First are the acts taken by Congress to legislate mandates. Congressional actions, when completed, become the “law of the land.” Second are the implementing regulations promulgated by the federal agencies and departments that specify in detail how the laws passed by Congress will be administered. Third are the court interpretations of those congressional actions and regulatory rules. When the U.S. Supreme Court or an agency such as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issues a ruling about how the laws should be applied and interpreted, the ruling becomes “case law.” It establishes a precedent that must be followed by everyone within the court’s ...

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