KGACLC Workers' Rights Interviewing and Advising Clinic

Class Information Summer 2017

  • 2 units
  • Class No.: 54365
  • Meets: Tue
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: KGACLC
  • Meets: Thu
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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KGACLC Workers' Rights Interviewing and Advising Clinic

Certificate(s): Public Interest and Social Justice Law (List A)

Course Description:

Students will provide advice to clients regarding problems in the workplaces such as wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, unpaid wages, and failure to pay overtime. In addition to advising clients, students will also receive 13.5 hours of instruction in the Fundamentals of Employment Law class that covers wage and hour law, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, leave acts, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, state disability insurance, ERISA, privacy, workplace immigration issues, and union/labor law.

Class Notes:

Professional Skills Course

Experiential Course

Students must attend a mandatory training class on Saturday, June 3rd from 8:30-5:00.  Thereafter, students must spend 27 hours advising at the Workers’ Rights Clinic. Clinic meets on the following Tuesdays: June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Thursdays: June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 13. Students may not take more than one interviewing and advising class without the prior approval of the instructors. This class fulfills the Professional Skills Requirement.  Students will provide advice to low income clients regarding problems in the workplace such as wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, unpaid wages, and failure to pay overtime. In addition to advising clients, students will also receive 13.5 hours of instruction in the Fundamentals of Employment Law class that covers wage and hour law, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, leave acts, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, state disability insurance, ERISA, privacy, workplace immigration issues, and union labor law.  Students may also investigate a retaliation case, domestic violence, labor trafficking, actually filed by a complainant at the State of California’s Labor Commission office and prepare an investigative report and cause or no cause finding.   This course is graded. Students may also enroll in independent study for additional units. SAWR eligible.