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Teaching Instructor


Carla A. Katz, Esq. is an instructor with the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) at Rutgers University in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, where she teaches labor studies and labor and employment law. Prior to joining the faculty full-time, Ms. Katz taught at SMLR as a Visiting Lecturer for more than 12 years, teaching courses in Collective Bargaining, Union Organizing, Women and Work and Occupational Safety and Health among others.

  • Education

    J.D.; Seton Hall University School of Law

  • Expertise

    - Labor studies

    - Labor and employment law

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The Modern Indentured Servants

June 22, 2011


06/22/2011—The US government currently provides visas for about one million high-skilled foreign workers to work temporarily in the US. These visas, a distinctive sub-category of the wide debate on US immigration policy, raise complex and difficult questions, and from all sides of the debate come strong arguments and answers.

Healthcare Reform That’s Proven To Work

June 13, 2011


06/13/2011—In the contentious Washington debates over healthcare reform, there has been far too little attention paid to what the country desperately needs: evidence-based reforms that can improve healthcare access and outcomes at an affordable cost.

A major new research project proves that such a win-win-win solution is possible. And the study design could have come straight from our own HR field, since it is based on the introduction of a pay-for-performance (P4P) scheme for healthcare professionals that aligns their interests with those of patients.

Talent A Terrible Thing to Waste

May 17, 2011


05/17/2011—Last Monday, Rutgers’ Heldrich Center for Workforce Development hosted a Workforce Diversity 2011 Summit. I chaired a panel of leading experts on building inclusive organizations: Anthony Carter, Chief Diversity Officer for J&J, Toni Riccardi, who runs the Global Diversity network for the Conference Board, and Monica Emerson, the Navy’s first Chief Diversity Officer.

The Trains Don’t Run on Time: The Hidden Costs of Failing to Invest in Infrastructure

April 21, 2011


04/21/2011—It was 9.30 pm and I had been standing on the platform at Dupont Circle for 25 minutes with my blood pressure rising. I was beginning to give up hope that the subway train, which the electronic message board had been promising for the last 15 minutes, would arrive in time for me to catch the last Amtrak train back to New Jersey. I made it with a couple of minutes to spare. As I headed back North, I reflected on what the decaying transportation infrastructure said about the dysfunctions of the government responsible for it.