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Employment Law 1

Employment Law
Lakeesha Grass
Bus311: Business Law I Baw
Jennifer Stephens
April 7, 2014

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In employment law the employment relationship is not just common legal, contractual agreement among employer and employees.
Its a legal arrangement that can be very complex at times, where both have particular duties or obligations among each other that
insist of varying numbers of express along with indirect terms along with being regarded with standards that are legal of behavior in
employment relationship. This paper will consider the historical development of the employment relationship along with these legal
standards among different stages of society starting with the system of slavery through todays current society.
I. History overview/ Employment
II. Labor Law
III. Who are employees
A. Why important
Annotated Bibliography:
Bagenstos, S. R. (2013). EMPLOYMENT LAW AND SOCIAL EQUALITY. Michigan Law Review, 112(2), 225-273.
What is the normative justification for individual employment law? For a number of legal scholars, the answer is economic
efficiency. Other scholars argue, to the contrary, that employment law protects against (vaguely defined) imbalances of bargaining
power and exploitation. Against both of these positions, this Article argues that individual employment law is best understood as
advancing a particular conception of equality. That conception, which many legal and political theorists have called social equality,
focuses on eliminating hierarchies of social status. This Article argues that individual employment law,
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like employment discrimination law, is justified as preventing employers from contributing to or entrenching social status hierarchies-
and that it is justifiable even if it imposes meaningful costs on employers. This Article argues that the social equality theory can help
us critique, defend, elaborate, and extend the rules of individual employment law. It illustrates this point by showing how concerns
about social equality, at an inchoate level, underlie some classic arguments against employment at will. It also shows how engaging
with the question of social equality can enrich analysis of a number of currently salient doctrinal issues in employment law, including
questions regarding how the law should protect workers' privacy and political speech, the proper scope of maximum-hours laws and
prohibitions on retaliation, and the framework that should govern employment arbitration. (Bagenstos, S. R. (2013)