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283 sec. 001 - Representing Low Wage Workers (Fall 2022)

Instructor: Jannah V Manansala  
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Tu 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
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From August 23, 2022
To November 22, 2022

Course Start: August 23, 2022
Course End: November 22, 2022
Class Number: 32260

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 25
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 25
As of: 02/17 06:39 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 and 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;
· Waivers of the right to a judicial forum and the class action procedure 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

Jannah Manansala is a labor and employment lawyer based in the East Bay. She has represented workers, unions, and employee benefit plans in state and federal court, arbitration, and other administrative hearings for about 15 years. She has specialized in areas of the law such as wage and hour class action litigation and FEHA litigation and workplace investigations, amongst other labor and employment issues. Ms. Manansala has also advised union staff and members on campaigns and developments in California law that affect workers in addition to helping clients move forward legislation that impacts California workers.

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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