Curriculum Guide · Courses
Professor Owen Herrnstadt
J.D. Course 263 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
This course surveys the law regulating the fundamentals of the employee-employer relationship and examines a variety of public policy questions relating to employment standards regulation. The subjects covered may include: the common law doctrine of at-will employment and the development of contract and tort exceptions to that doctrine; statutory efforts to protect employees from wrongful discharge; the law of work-related invasions of privacy (e.g., drug-testing, genetic screening, polygraphs, etc.); the National Labor Relations Act; the regulation of employment compensation (e.g., Fair Labor Standards Act, prevailing wage laws); the regulation of workplace health and safety (e.g., Occupational Safety and Health Act). This course may also cover the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and workers compensation.
This course will typically meet on Wednesdays, but some weeks classes will meet on both Wednesdays and Fridays or on Fridays only. The class schedule includes the following Fridays in 2014: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, and 3/7.