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FALL 2017

ADLA 110101  Law for the Layperson
It is often said we are a society of law and not people. This course examines how the law affects individual lives. After an introduction to the legal system, the class deals with citizen’s rights and responsibilities under the U.S. Constitution. Topics include constitutional law, basic contract problems, criminal law, issues of fraud and privacy in an electronic age, developments in simplifying legal concepts, property, tort as well as family, juvenile and business law.
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Aug 31–Dec 14, Martin Kane

ADLA 505301  Employment and Labor Law
NOTE - Restricted to Human Resources Certificate students.
ADLA505301 Syllabus
This introduction to the rapidly evolving law of the workplace focuses on how the law works in practice today providing important information for employees and managers. Looks at traditional common law such as ?Employment At Will? and areas of employment law topics including hiring, promotion and termination, workplace security, privacy and safety, compensation and benefits, immigration, and labor-management relations. Course also covers the various laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace, with a focus on federal statutes and regulations as well as the emerging legal issues around Social Media in the workplace.
Mon 6:15–9:15, Aug 28–Dec 11, Richard Zaiger


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