Prerequisites: RCC*. This course will provide students with a thorough understanding of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (“FLSA”), the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards Act (“OMFWSA”) (the FLSA’s Ohio Counterpart), and the practical and tactical use of these laws in litigation. While the course will focus on the historical and substantive components of the laws, the course will not be a series of lectures about the law. Instead, the thrust of the course will be the application of the law in prosecuting or defending FLSA/OMFWSA litigation. The course will also necessarily cover some aspects of civil procedure due to the complex nature of this type of litigation. As a result, students will gain a basic understanding of class action and collective action procedure.
Grades will be based on class participation, short quizzes, and a final paper to be submitted at the conclusion of the semester. This course will satisfy the administrative law and upper level writing requirements.