This course considers the developing state and federal law applicable to individual employees who are not covered by collective bargaining law. While the institution of collective bargaining remains central to the practice of labor law, a growing number of practicing lawyers are now developing a specialized practice in representing individual employees who are not covered by collective bargaining law. Reasons for the decline of federal labor law legislation of collective bargaining and various legal solutions to problems at the workplace involving individual employees are studied. Topics include problems involving plant closings, pre-employment testing, drug testing, workplace privacy, terminations of employment, abusive work environment, employment discrimination, state and federal wage and hour legislation, health and safety, unemployment and retirement legislation.
Grading and Method of Evaluation:
Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam. With permission of the instructor, students may submit a paper to satisfy the UCWR in lieu of the final exam.