I am looking forward to teaching my first class in “Protective Legislation for Workers” at my alma mater this upcoming Monday, January 7,2013.
This is a new course at St. John’s Law School which adds to their already strong Labor & Employment Law curriculum. See the St. John’s University School of Law Center for Labor & Employment Law site here along with their new student run Labor & Employment Law Society blog here.
“Protective Legislation for Workers” is an upper level law school course and will be team taught in a “practical” manner. It will cover topics such as New York Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, OSHA, federal wage and hour law and unemployment insurance, among other topics.
Many of these areas of law are experiencing significant growth and may provide employment opportunities for students upon graduation. The course’s practical approach should provide students with “real world” knowledge that may be helpful when interviewing with law firms practicing in these areas of law.
So far we have about 20 students registered so we should have an active and diverse group. Our first class will address the origins of “Protective Legislation for Workers” including the reforms arising out of the Triangle Factory Fire and then move quicky into the areas of employer/employee relationship and exclusive remedy under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law.