This course is an overview of labor and employment laws that impact the workplace in the State of California. The first portion of the course focuses on labor-management relations, including laws concerning collective bargaining in both the private and public sectors. Students are exposed to procedures and regulations governing the filing of unfair labor practice charges, the rights and duties of both labor and management in collective bargaining. Private sector statutes reviewed include the Educational Employment Relations Act and the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act.
The second portion of the course focuses on labor laws that are applicable to California’s workforce. Students are exposed to, among other things, federal and state wage and hour laws, anti-discrimination laws and employee leave laws. Statutes reviewed include the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family Leave Act, and the California Family Rights Act. Three quarter hours academic credit.