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283 sec. 001 - Representing Low Wage Workers (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Jannah Manansala  
Instructor: David Rosenfeld  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


W 6:25 PM - 9:05 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From August 19, 2020
To November 24, 2020

Course Start: August 19, 2020
Course End: November 24, 2020
Class Number: 32675

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 15
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

Laws that govern low wage workers are critical in the context of today’s growing wealth inequality. This seminar will provide students with an overview of the various labor and employment laws that affect low wage workers. We will also address the effective use of those laws to address these issues. The course will focus on areas of the law currently used to advance low wage worker rights, including:

· Wage and hour laws most relevant to low wage workers, the class action procedure;
· Immigration laws affecting documented and undocumented workers;
· Laws surrounding employees’ rights to a workplace free of unlawful harassment and discrimination and family rights in the workplace;
· Workers’ right to engage in concerted action and federal and state anti-retaliation provisions;
· Laws relevant to the “gig economy” and employee versus independent contractor classification;
· Low wage workers and waivers via arbitration agreements;
· Current implications of the Affordable Care Act;
· Unemployment benefits and other wage replacement resources;
· Worker centers, alt-Labor and new forms of worker organizations; and
· Living wage and other local legislation

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Work Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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