LAW Employment Law
Employment Law: Employee Benefits
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Foundational Course : Workplace issues have become one of the fastest-growing areas of state and federal law. A course on employment law is useful for employee benefits lawyers who advise clients on, among other things, family and medical leave issues, severance pay claims and health and disability benefits.
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