Course Details

Employment Law

Employment Law is a survey course that explores a broad range of common law and statutory doctrines affecting the rights of employees and employers in the contemporary labor market. First, you will learn who the players are – employees, employers, and independent contractors -- and the stakes involved in these classifications. We will then explore the employment-at-will doctrine and its limits, including private ordering tools such as employment contracts and arbitration agreements. From there, we will move to the many forms of employer liability for workers’ acts. This will be followed by an exploration of workplace privacy and dignity protections, as well as limits on employee competition. After that, we are onto the regulation of wages, hours and conditions of employment. The course will end with a robust look at tort and statutory limits on employee terminations.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 629
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaLabor and Employment Area
Additional Course Information: Business Concentration Elective, Open to First Year Students


Course History

Fall 2020
Title: Employment Law
Faculty: Provenzano, Susan E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 48

Fall 2019
Title: Employment Law
Faculty: Provenzano, Susan E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 27

Fall 2018
Title: Employment Law
Faculty: Provenzano, Susan E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 51