Law 912 Employment Law
Survey of the values at issue and the legal doctrines, statutes and rules (including workers' compensation) that regulate those rights and responsibilities of employers and workers which are not controlled by collectively bargained agreements. The structures for administering the more important areas of such regulation are also studied. Course coverage includes: the law of individual employment contracts, the employer's responsibility for job health and safety, workers' compensation, wage-hour laws, retirement benefits, health insurance benefits, and unemployment compensation. Total employee compensation, including wages, salaries and other benefits, represent about three-fourths of Gross National Income. The law of work, therefore, affects most Americans. Many aspects of employment generate legal problems and the law's intervention inevitably poses difficult policy choices. Often these are resolved through relatively unique administrative processes and involve special legal doctrines.