Labor and Employment Law

SLN #: 30484
Course Prefix: LAW-394
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Deatherage

Course Description:
This course surveys the vast number of state and federal laws, and administrative regulations, that are relevant to the workplace and conduct of business. The course looks at both the interests of management and the rights of workers, which rights and interests are sometimes in conflict. As an introduction to the subject, time is devoted to the considerable number of U.S. Supreme Court cases that track the evolution of the law. This evolution extends from the laissze-faire philosophy in the early U.S. economy, to the advent of workers’ rights and protections, through the halcyon days of labor unions and then their decline, and finally to the current legal issues in the new “gig” economy. Students are asked to consider the perspective of business management and its goals vs. the perspective of workers and their goals, and how the law searches for a compromise to resolve these conflicts.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.