Law Course Catalog

7529. Immigration and Workplace Rights

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Immigration and employment law often reflect competing policy goals: meeting business needs, protecting worker rights, deterring unauthorized immigration, and avoiding impermissible discrimination. This course examines the legal rights and duties that affect immigrant workers and their employers in the United States. Topics include how immigration status affects rights, remedies, and litigation under the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution, the National Labor Relations Act, employment discrimination laws, wage and hour statutes, licensing laws, and worker compensation law. The course will also cover the rules regulating work authorization for non-citizens, employer duties in hiring, and employment-based visas, as well as the issues arising from the enforcement of immigration laws in the workplace.