Law 796:  Human Resource Management in a Multi-National Legal Environment

This course will engage with five distinct legal systems: Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, and the United States. It will take up four areas of common concern where the law intersects human resource policy and problems: collective voice (collective bargaining, works councils); discrimination in employment; employee privacy and dignity: and discharge from employment. The class will discuss specific problems in these areas and how these are treated in each of these legal systems. At the close, we will try to gather these detailed threads together and weave them into a theoretical and cultural fabric better to understand these countries and the role of law in the employment setting.

The text is Finkin, Cutcher-Gershenfeld, et. al., Multinational Human Resource Management and the Law (Edward Elgar Pub. 2013).

Sequence and Prerequisites: None           

Evaluation: A take-home examination will be the basis for assessment.

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