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227.9 sec. 001 - California Wage and Hour Law (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Hunter Pyle  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction

Meeting:

    W 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location: Internet/Online
    From January 20, 2021
    To March 03, 2021

Course Start: January 20, 2021
Course End: March 03, 2021
Class Number: 32270

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 11
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 23
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM


Wage and hour law continues to dominate the employment law landscape in California. In this class, we will read the latest cases, discuss the most recent strategies (for both plaintiffs and defendants), and hear from the leading practitioners.

This class will be as practical and hands-on as possible. We will use fact patterns to learn how to identify wage and hour violations in the real world.

Syllabus Outline

1. Introduction to the course and the role of the class action device in wage and hour case
2. Overtime (OT)
a. Exemptions
b. Exceptions to Exemptions
c. How OT works in CA
3. Compensable Time and Minimum Wage
4. Wage and hour trials
5. Substantive Areas
a. Meal and Rest Periods
b. Vacation Pay
6. Substantive Areas
a. Business Expenses
b. Wage Statements and Forms of Payment
7. PAGA, Arbitration and the Future of W/H Law

Materials

The materials will be mainly cases, supplemented with secondary sources. We will provide all of the materials to the students.

Course-Specific Learning Outcomes

Our goal is that students who take this course will be able to:
1. Comprehend both the fundamental tenets of and the cutting-edge trends in California wage and hour law;
2. Apply California wage and hour law to issues that arise in the modern workplace;
3. Formulate meaningful questions in response to specific factual scenarios in order to evaluate which wage and hour laws are implicated by a particular situation; and
4. Analyze the societal impacts of wage and hour law.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Work Law

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