KGACLC Workers' Rights Interviewing, Advising and Mediation Clinic

Class Information Summer 2020

  • 2 units
  • Class No.: 14084
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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.  If in person classes are not permitted, students will call the clients, call volunteer supervising attorneys to brainstorm, and provide the advice to the clients by phone. Students must attend a mandatory training class on Saturday, May 30 from 8:00 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 to 9:00 pm : June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14. Class meets on the following Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9.  Students will conduct an EEOC mediation on one Friday. 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 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.  The EEOC will provide additional mediation instruction. This course is graded. Students may also enroll in independent study for additional units.