This course surveys the laws and concepts governing nonunionized employment relationships, emphasizing private-sector employment. It includes the evolution of the employment relationship at common law, changes in the “at-will” power of employers to govern the workplace wrought by federal, state, and local statutes (Fair Labor Standards Act, Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, proposed Model Employment Termination Act, and others), changes in the workplace application of common law tort and contract rules, and the application of constitutional principles.
This upper level substantive course covers the legal and policy angles governing nonunionized employment relationships. Generally an examination course; depending on professor, paper option may be available.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Health Care Management and Compliance; Labor and Employment (Corporate Perspective); Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Government/Public Sector; Labor and Employment; Media, Entertainment, Sports, Fashion; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution