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A Conversation with Program Director Joel Friedman

A strong understanding of human resources (HR) with a sturdy legal foundation is what Tulane University Law School’s Online Master of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law (MJ-LEL) program helps provide our students.

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Breaking Down the Benefits of a Master’s With a Legal Focus

A Master of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law. It sounds fancy—but what does it really mean?

For anyone pursuing a graduate education, it’s important to understand the departmental distinctions of the type of degree they’...

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Deregulation & Due Diligence

Workers’ compensation rules across the country are undergoing rapid change. Until recently, Texas was the only state that allowed companies to withdraw from the state-run workers' compensation insurance program. In 2013, Oklahoma also passed a law that has created a...

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The phrase “equal opportunity employer” is often used in job descriptions or at the top of the careers section of a company’s website. But what does it mean?

Dictionaries differ, but one possible definition of the phrase, based on federal regulations, is:

“An employer that pledges to not discr...

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You’re the boss of a dynamic team at work, and you’ve recently realized that you need to let your weakest performer go. It’s not budget cuts or staff layoffs—the employee in question, Daniel, has consistently come into work late and missed deadlines, and his negative attitude is affecting yo...

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