KGACLC Workers' Rights Interviewing, Advising and Mediation Clinic

Class Information Spring 2021

  • 2 units
  • Class No.: 26277
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KGACLC Workers' Rights Interviewing, Advising and Mediation 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:

Experiential Course

Students must attend a mandatory training class on Saturday, January 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..  Thereafter, students must spend 27 hours advising at the Workers’ Rights Clinic. Clinic meets on the following Tuesdays from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Jan 19,26, Feb 2,9,23, March 2,16,23,30.   Class meets on the following Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Jan 21,28, Feb 4,11,18,25, March 4.  Students may not take more than one interviewing and advising class without the prior approval of the instructors. 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 15.5 hours of instruction in the Fundamentals of Employment Law class that covers mediating employment law disputes, wage and hour law, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination,  domestic violence, labor trafficking, retaliation, leave acts, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, state disability insurance, ERISA, privacy, workplace immigration issues, and union labor law.  Students will conduct a mediation of a case filed at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Students will conduct or observe an EEOC mediation. This course is graded. Students may also enroll in independent study for additional units.