This 8-week Employment And Labor is Law course introduces students to employment and labor relations law. Students will explore how labor-related disputes arise and get resolved in the courts.  Students will examine the development of labor law in the United States from the early common law to the existing federal statutory framework.  Students will analyze judicial and administrative application and interpretation of existing federal statutes.  Additionally, students will explore topics in U.S. employment laws such as family leave, equal pay, wrongful discharge, undocumented workers, workplace privacy, safety, and discrimination, and other current developments.  Whenever relevant, students will consider covered topics within the context of the global business environment.

Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this course student will be able to:

  • Explain and discuss how and why labor unions lost momentum after the 1930’s.
  • List and explain the different health and welfare laws that have proliferated at the federal and state level.
  • Illustrate and discuss the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
  • Explain the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
  • Define and explain retaliation under Title VII.
  • Explain affirmative action and Title VII.
  • Define the requirements of gender as a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification.
  • Discuss the Equal Pay Act.
  • Describe the Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Acts.
  • Explain due process and equal protection.
  • Describe the issues that are a direct threat to safety or health of others.
  • Discuss AIDS and the Disability Discrimination legislation.
  • Describe rights arbitration and the grievance process.
  • Discuss judicial enforcement of no strike clauses.
  • Illustrate and explain the policy and processes of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • Discuss unemployment compensation.

Course Curriculum

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Common-Law Employment Issues: Contracts, Discharge, torts
Common-Law - Torts, Employee Privacy Right, Employment Law and Immigration
Equal Employment Opportunity- Title VII, Race, Gender and Family issues
Equal Employment Opportunity- Discrimination based on Religion and National Origin
Equal Employment Opportunity- Discrimination based on Age, Disability, and Employment Legislation
Labor Relations Law- Organized Labor, Unionization process, Unfair labor practices
Labor Relations Law - Picketing ad Strikes, Collective Bargaining Agreements
Employment Law Issues - Occupational Safety and Health, Fair Labor Law Standards
Course Exam - Paper and quiz

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