Employment Law

This survey course on the regulation of the employment relationship will focus on individual employee rights and managerial rights in the work place. The course will explore legal issues regarding formation and dissolution of the employment relationship, and establishment and enforcement of terms and conditions of employment. The course provides basic coverage of the major statutory and common law developments governing the employment relationship as to nonunion (and in some instances, also unionized) employees, including federal statutes such as the minimum wage and overtime laws, ERISA and the Occupational Safety and Health Act; as well as state common law developments in contract and tort. This course duplicates neither the course in Labor Law, where the focus is on collective, rather than individual, rights in the work place, nor Employment Discrimination Law, which instead focuses on federal antidiscrimination statutes.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course