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Labor and Employment (LAW-664-001)

Meets: 01:30 PM - 02:50 PM (TTH) - Room 401

Enrolled: 40 / Limit: 50


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Examines the legal issues that arise at various stages of the employment relationship. The course begins by considering the history of employment and labor law and the current economic, demographic, and technological developments that are changing the way work is organized and creating new challenges for the law. Following this introduction, students systematically proceed through the issues that arise in hiring; regulating the terms and conditions of employment during the employment relationship; and discharge and termination.

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Author: Kenneth M. Casebeer & Gary Minda
Title: Work Law in American Society
Publisher/Edition: (Carolina Academic Press, 2d edition, 2010)
ISBN: 978-1-59460-598-7

First Class Readings

Read casebook pages 3-14; 51-69. Note, we may cover some of this material in our second class.


  • H.G. Wood, Treatise on Law of Master and Servant
  • Payne v. Western & Atlantic RR
  • In Re Debs
  • Vegelahn v. Guntner
  • Coppage v. Kansas
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