Technology and Employment LawClass Term:
Fall Term 2018-2019Catalog Number:
2 (0 Contact, 0 Field)Priority:
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year PriorityFull Year Course:
Class participation and performance on in-class exercises – 20%
Written assignments – 60% (15% per assignment)
Take-home final exam – 20%
This course explores the evolving application of employment laws with a focus on how the law responds to technological, social, and economic changes. It examines changing definitions of the employment relationship in light of evolving tech platforms and the “gig economy.” It analyzes issues of employee privacy and data security as well as developments in post-employment restrictions, confidentiality, and trade secret and intellectual property protection. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to core employment doctrines such as wage and hour law and discrimination with a particular focus on how disruptive forces such as big data, social media, and virtual workplaces are reframing traditional views of these doctrines.