Virginia Military Institute
BU 422 - Labor and Employment Law


Roscoe B. Stephenson, III, J.D.
Attorney at Law


344 Scott Shipp Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 464-7455

StephensonRB@vmi.edu

Watson & Stephenson
251 West Riverside Street
Covington, VA 24426

(540) 965-3331 phone
(540) 965-0953 fax

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Roscoe B. Stephenson, III

Spring 2011 Schedule


Tuesdays and Thursdays 08:00-09:15 - SSH 321

Date

Topics

Links

January
13 Introduction; Administrative Details
18 Chapter 1 Overview of Employment Law
20 Chapter 2 - The Employment Relationship
25 Chapter 3 - Overview of Employment Discrimination
Pages 59-81; and
McDonnell Douglas v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973).
Link to McDonnell Douglas v. Green
27 Chapter 3 - Overview of Employment Discrimination
Pages 81-end; and
Griggs v. Duke Power Co., 401 U.S. 424 (1971).
Link to Griggs v. Duke Power Co.
February
1 Chapter 4 - Recruitment, Applications, and Interviews
3 Chapter 5 - Background Checks, References, and Verifying Employment Eligibility
8 Chapter 6 - Employment Testing
10 Chapter 7 - Hiring and Promotion Decisions
15 TBA
17 Class was canceled for illness.
22 First Test
24 Chapter 8 - Affirmative Action
March
1 Chapter 9 - Harassment
3 Chapter 9, continued.
8 Chapter 10 - Reasonably Accommodating Disability and Religion
10 Chapter 11 - Work-Life Conflicts and Other Diversity Issues
11-21 SPRING BREAK
22 Chapter 12 Wages, Hours, and Pay Equity
24 Chapter 12 continued;

8:00 P.M. - Review Session for Second Test

Second Test will be distributed after the review session. It is a "take home" test and must be turned in at or before the beginning of class on Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

29 Chapter 14 - Unions and Collective Bargaining
31 Chapter 14 continued.
April
5 FTX - No Class
7 Chapter 14 continued.
Chapter 15 - Occupational Safety and Health
12 Chapter 16 - Performance Appraisals, Training, and Development
14 Third Test
19 Chapter 17 - Privacy on the Job: Information, Monitoring, and Investigations
21 Chapter 18 - Terminating Individual Employees
26 Chapter 18 continued;
Chapter 19 - Downsizing and Post-Termination Issues
28 Ricci v. DeStefano, 557 U.S. ____, 129 S. Ct. 2658, 174 L. Ed. 2d 490 (2009);
Instructor Evaluation
Link to Ricci v. DeStefano
May
TBA Final Exam