Course Description

Employment Law - LAW777
3 Credits

This course addresses the law governing the employment relationship, with particular attention to relevant contract and tort doctrines that apply to employment relationships. Coverage includes such subjects as regulation of wages, hours, benefits, and pensions; workers' compensation; unemployment compensation; family and medical leave; employee privacy in areas such as polygraphs, drug testing, and background checks; trade secrets and covenants not to compete; employee ownership of work product; occupational safety and health; and plant closings and downsizing. (No prerequisite.)