LAW Employment Law
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[ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Employment Law : IP lawyers should be familiar with issues regarding the employer-employee relationship, as they are often called upon to work on agreements that address the rights to inventions created during employment, the vesting of stock in emerging companies, or the non-disclosure of trade secrets when employees leave to work for a competitor.
General course Description:
Workplace issues have become one of the fastest-growing areas of state and federal law. Employment-related lawsuits filed in federal court have tripled in volume in the past decade, and now account for a tenth of all civil cases. Many state courts have experienced a similar burgeoning of their employment law caseloads. This course examines this diverse, rewarding, and rapidly evolving area of legal practice by considering the diverse array of laws and institutions that regulate the employment relationship. The focus of the course is on laws that affect employees in non-unionized settings, such as protections against dismissal without cause, wage and hour restrictions, workplace privacy, covenants not to compete, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and mandatory arbitration of employment disputes. The course does not cover either employment discrimination or labor law, both of which are offered as separate courses.
Course Style: A Substantive/Statutory course deals with law, theory, and policy in the context of a particular code or statutory scheme.
Course Frequency: Offered once a year