Employment Law

This course addresses federal and state law approaches to the relationship between individual employees and employers, including constitutional, statutory, and common-law regulation of the employment relationship.  We will examine issues that often arise in relation to the hiring process, including restrictions on job access, interviews and references, drug-testing, and limits on freedom of expression and privacy on—or away from—the job.  We also will consider issues typically associated with termination of employment, including employment at-will and common law exceptions thereto, whistleblower protections, and non-compete agreements. Finally, we will devote attention to regulation of safety and health in the workplace, focusing on the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and state laws governing workers’ compensation. The course does not address issues covered under courses in labor-management relations or employment discrimination.

Credits: 3

Type: LEC

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? No

Does this course satisfy the skills requirement? No

Does this course have a waitlist? No