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283 sec. 1 - Representing Low Wage Workers (Fall 2012)

Instructor: David Rosenfeld  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: M 6:25-9:05
Meeting Location: 111

Course Start: August 27, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49781


This seminar will review various labor and employment laws that affect low wage workers. The course will focus upon areas of the law such as (1) wage and hour, (2) immigration laws affecting documented and undocumented workers, (3) workplace leave, (4)class actions in employment litigation, (5) use of international labor standards, (6) family rights in the workplace, (7) unemployment benefits, (8) living wage and other local legislation, (9) employee benefits, (10) concerted action and retaliation, (11) use of independent contractor status and (12) worker centers and other forms of organizations which help workers. The course will function as a seminar and students are expected to do basic reading in each of the areas discussed. In addition, each student will be required to write a paper exploring some area of law which is being actively used to improve working conditions for low wage workers. The course will utilize some outside speakers who specialize in these areas of the law. The paper may satisfy the writing requirement.

This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Work Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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