Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Study Work. Value People. Lead Change.

Work is the central reality of most people’s lives. SMLR's Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER) programs provide participants with knowledge about issues related to work, workers, and the employment relationship. Renowned for its excellent teaching, real-world experience, and cutting-edge research, SMLR's labor studies faculty engages students in active learning through small group discussions, simulations, in-class debates and more. Specialize in one of our five major areas of concentration or customize your experience in:

  • Law and the workplace
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Work organization and management
  • Labor unions and social movements
  • Work, globalization, and migration

Did you know that Rutgers' history of labor education spans nearly 70 years? Click here to learn more about SMLR History.