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BSLW 1152 Labor and Employment Law (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Considerations pertaining to organized labor in society are examined including the process of establishing collective bargaining, representation, and bargaining status under the Railway Labor Act and the National Labor Relations Act. Discussion of leading cases relevant to the legal controls that are applicable to intra-union relationships and the legal limitations on employer and union economic pressures. The law of arbitration, public sector collective bargaining, and employee safety and health law are studied. Topics including laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, and disability are examined, as well as the developing law of employee privacy.


Instructor(s): David Twomey (fall) and Christine O'Brien (spring)

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 17-Jun-15