Labor Law

  • Typically offered every other year

Labor Law - Professor Keith Cunningham-Parmeter

  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This course surveys the legal relationship between employees, unions, and employers in modern workplace settings. Topics include: employee solicitation, employer speech, union recognition, the duty to bargain collectively, strikes, picketing, boycotts, and rules related to public-sector unions. After studying historical trends in unionization movements, the course evaluates emerging organizing efforts in the retail and service sectors. The course also explains the significant impact that labor law has on non-unionized workplaces. To that end, the course examines the relationship between labor law and workplace rules that govern social media posts, business disparagement, and discussions about coworker compensation. By the end of the course you should be able to advise clients on their labor-related rights in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces.
  • Prerequisite: none but Employment Law I is recommended
  • Evaluation Method: Final exam
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no