Employment and Labor Law (21136). 3 units. This course will explore the major legal issues in the employment relationship. Topics include the Fair Labor Standards Act; collective organization of workers and other issues under the National Labor Relations Act; alternative processes for union organization in recent decades; legal rules governing workplace safety and health and major employee "fringe benefit" programs (pensions and health insurance); free speech rights of employees; legal rules governing genetic screening, drug testing, and other testing of employees; mandatory arbitration of employment disputes; unemployment insurance; the legal treatment of employee non-compete agreements; the Family and Medical Leave Act; and prohibitions on employment discrimination on the basis of race and other traits. The written work required for the course will be four four-page analytic essays, due over the course of the term, on the course concepts and materials, and a research paper that may be used in satisfaction of either the Supervised Analytic Writing requirement (in which case the course should be taken for 4 rather than 3 units) or the Substantial Paper requirement. Paper required. Enrollment limited. C. Jolls.