Curriculum

Employment Law

B719 is taught by K. Dau-Schmidt

This course provides an introduction to the growing body of law that governs the employment relationship and that is unrelated to either the law on employee organization or the law on employment discrimination. Topics to be covered include: the hiring and firing of employees; the employment-at-will doctrine; the erosion of the employment-at-will doctrine; covenants not to compete; the protection of trade secrets; the employee's duty of loyalty; the use of lie-detectors, drug testing, and HIV-testing in hiring and discharge decisions; Workers# Compensation; the Occupational Safety and Health Act; and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). There are no prerequisites.