LABOR LAW, ALT-LABOR, AND THE GIG ECONOMY
(LAWI-4084) - 3 UNITS
Workplace law is in flux. Questions addressing strikes, independent contractors versus employees, nontraditional work and other employment issues in the news will be grist for this course. Keen observers recognize that the United States must sort out who has what rights within the workplace. But how? This course will survey labor law and address the emerging issues throughout the world of work. Course participants will bring their own knowledge-base as employees, independent contractors, or consumers. Class participation is strongly encouraged. Both law and its practical application are emphasized. Professor Boxer is a labor and employment lawyer who has represented private and public sector unions and employees.