Sept%206-%20Employment%20Law%20Intro.pptx - Do You Know Your Rights at Work Employment Law Questions for today What is the Employment-at-Will doctrine

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Employment Law Do You Know Your Rights at Work?
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Questions for today: What is the Employment-at-Will doctrine and the exceptions to this doctrine? What are major areas of employment law? What does the Fair Labor Standards Act do? Who is not covered? How does wage theft occur, and how common is it?
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The Employment-at-Will Doctrine Either an employee or his/her employer is free to terminate employment at any point In practice, this means that employers can discharge an employee at any point for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all There are only a few exceptions to this doctrine
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Employment-at-Will Exceptions 1. Legislative restrictions (e.g. anti-discrimination laws) 2. Contractual restrictions, such as a union contract 3. Some state-by-state judicial exceptions (such as firing someone for refusing to break the law)
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In the following scenarios, do you think the discharge would be lawful or unlawful ?
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