Course: BLAW 485. Labor and Employment Law (3)
Prerequisites: BLAW 280, BLAW 308; BUS 302 and BUS 302L for Business majors. Examines the development of labor law in the U.S. from the early common law to the current legislation. Existing federal statutes regulating labor unions and labor relations will be studied in detail. These statutes are studied as they are applied and interpreted by the federal courts and by the National Labor Relations Board. In addition, this course examines topics in U.S. employment laws such as family leave, equal pay, wrongful discharge, employee defamation, employer-related immigration laws, privacy in the workplace, discrimination based on race, sex, national origin and religion, and other new developments.