University of Pennsylvania

Employment Contracts

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Tess Wilkinson-Ryan

Instructor: Tess Wilkinson-Ryan


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11 hours to complete
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There are 4 modules in this course

Welcome to this course on Employment Contracts! In this introductory module, we will introduce the default rule of at-will employment in the United States. Then, we will discuss the special rules that make employment contracts special. Finally, we will delve into the elements that must be present to create an enforceable contract for employment.

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8 videos5 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This module explores the substantive content of employment contracts and the rules that govern what types of terms that are and are not allowed in employment contracts. Many laws have been passed regarding these mandatory rules, such as minimum wage requirements and requirements governing safety, family leave, and termination. Finally, we look at how the law deals with breaches in an employment contract setting.

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5 videos2 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

This module deals with what happens when things go wrong - how are the parties that are harmed by the breach of an employment contract made whole? There are a variety of damage types that courts recognize, and we will explore what remedies are available when an employment contract is breached.

What's included

6 videos3 readings1 quiz

What's included

6 videos3 readings1 quiz


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Tess Wilkinson-Ryan
University of Pennsylvania
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