Lecture 1 (WK5)
The Core Learning Outcomes addressed this week are:
Demonstrate the ability to brief a case.
Describe how employment laws protect employees and impose duties on employers.
Explain how legal principles affect management decisions.
Identify the limitations environmental laws impose on businesses.
Other Key Concepts:
Employment Discrimination laws:
Title VII (disparent treatment versus disparent impact,
sexual harassment: quid pro quo, hostile environment), Equal Pay Act, Section 1981, Age
Discrimination in Employment Act, ADA
Employee privacy issues
: the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, drug and alcohol testing,
Other Employment laws:
, FMLA, unemployment
compensation, Social security,
ERISA, FLSA, NLRA
, employment at will
Air: Clean Air Act,
state implementation plan, acid rain enforcement
Water: Clean Water Act,
Wetlands, The Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act,