Labor and Employment Law
The course deals with the legal norms that are relevant workplace relations in Israel, including individual employment law, protective employment legislation, and collective bargaining. The course examines the normative, economic and social justifications to the differentiation of employment contracts and relations from other contractual relationships, and further explores the historical and ideological origins of labor law in Israel. Throughout the course labor and employment law will be understood as a primary tool for distribution and redistribution and as such we will look at the interaction between this field of law and issues of productivity and economic growth as well as on issues of social stratification and economic inequality. Several classes will be dedicated to each of the main normative sources that comprise of this legal fields: the individual employment contract, protective employment legislation, and collective agreements. In addition several classes will look at issues prevalent in the Israeli labor market such as outsourcing, labor migration, and unemployment.