This is a course about legal regulation of the employment relationship. It covers all major legal issues about jobs except those that involve unions and thus are considered in labor law courses. Among the issues to be considered are recent legal controversies concerning the process by which individuals obtain jobs; race, gender, age, and disability discrimination; legal regulation of wages (Equal Pay Act); job conditions, including safety and health; sexual harassment; dismissal without cause; drug testing of employees; and "disloyal" speech by employees.
Among the general issues to be discussed are whether new employee rights are developing and whether there can be satisfactory protection of workers' rights without collective institutions (unions) to engage in negotiation and enforcement. The course also considers the major job-related benefit programs: health coverage, unemployment insurance, worker's compensation, and pensions.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|M. Barenberg||MTWR 11:00 AM-12:00 PM||GRHL 105|
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