Course Description

601:631. EMPLOYMENT LAW (2 or 3)

Harvey, Hawkins, Jenoff

General Description:

A survey of common law, as well as statutory and constitutional regulation of the employment relationship in both the private and public sectors, with primary attention to issues not covered in courses on collective bargaining or employment discrimination. Considerable time is devoted to the study of wrongful discharge law. Other topics covered may include job applicant screening practices, restrictions on employee speech and conduct, employee privacy rights, statutory wages and hours protection, occupational safety and health regulation, family leave policies, employer-provided fringe benefits (such as health insurance and retirement benefits), workers’ compensation laws, plant closing laws, employee stock ownership plans, and government-provided employee benefits (e.g., unemployment insurance and social security).