Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez has introduced a bill that would open the door to collective bargaining for independent contractors. The bill seems...
Professor Bisom-Rapp is an internationally known scholar in the field of comparative workplace law, who writes about globalization, equal employment opportunity, occupational safety and health, and the rights of migrants. She is co-author of the path-breaking casebook, The Global Workplace: International and Comparative Employment Law - Cases and Materials, which was first published by Cambridge University Press in 2007 and in 2012 appeared in its second edition in Wolters Kluwer’s Aspen Casebook Series. Her latest book, Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Workforce, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.
Professor Bisom-Rapp is author or co-author of 23 articles and several book chapters, including a contribution in the recently published anthology Age and Equality Law(Michael Selmi, ed., Ashgate 2013). Her work has earned over 300 citations by scholars in the disciplines of law, sociology, and psychology. A member of the American Law Institute since 2007, Professor Bisom-Rapp also serves on the scientific committee and the international council of the Doctoral Research School in Labour, Development and Innovation at the Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. She is a senior academic affiliate of the University of California, San Diego's Center for Research on Gender in the Professions, and also serves on the editorial board of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal. At the law school, she is presently faculty co-coordinator of the Employee Rights Self-Help Clinic, which launched in July 2013. She served as director of Thomas Jefferson’s Center for Law and Social Justice from 2004-2008, was Visiting Associate Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2003, and has taught law in China, France, and Italy.
Professor Bisom-Rapp has also served as a member of the San Diego-based Employee Rights Center's professional advisory committee. Before joining Thomas Jefferson’s faculty in 1996, Professor Bisom-Rapp practiced workplace law in New York City, and completed graduate studies at Columbia University as a Wien Fellow and with funding from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Global Workplace Law (International and Comparative Employment Law), Labor Law, Torts.