Labor Law and Social Security - LAW 451

This course will focus on the statutory, judicial, and administrative law, governing the individual Employment Law and the collective organization of workers and the interaction between such collective organizations and employers. The course will introduce students to the basics of traditional Labor Law and will explore how Labor Law is evolving both to innovate forms of labor management relations and to changes in the composition of the Lebanese labor force. The class will consider the legal status of privately negotiated processes for organizing and recognizing unions, state, and local approaches to Labor Law innovation, and new forms of workplace organization. This course will explore the intersection of Labor and Immigration Law, union participation in the political process, emerging forms of worker organization, and security of tenure. The course will study the regulations of Social Security in Lebanon and abroad.
Language of Instruction: English (legal terms, however, are also given in Arabic and French).