hrm546 | Graduate
Human Resource Law
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Law and Government Regulation of the Employment Relationship
- Compare and contrast employment and independent contractor relationships.
- Determine how exceptions to employment-at-will modify the employment relationship.
- Determine the legal issues arising out of employment practices.
Application of Laws that Affect the Employment Relationship
- Evaluate strategies to mitigate or prevent risk of employment disputes, including alternate dispute resolution processes.
- Assess employee selection, promotion, evaluation, and development processes for legal and ethical compliance.
- Evaluate employer liability for acts of employees and agents.
Regulation of Discrimination in Employment
- Interpret antidiscrimination and sexual harassment laws as they impact relationships in the workplace.
- Compare and contrast approaches to handling discrimination claims based on gender, race, religion, age, national origin, and disability.
Application of Discrimination Law in the Employment Relationship
- Analyze legal and regulatory requirements of discrimination law.
- Evaluate applicable methods to avoid discrimination and sexual harassment liability in the workplace.
- Apply legal and regulatory requirements to dispute resolution processes.
- Develop an effective process for responding to a charge or claim from a regulatory agency (EEOC, DOL, state, and local).
Application of Legal and Ethical Obligations in the Employment Relationship
- Distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable employment practices related to drug and genetic testing and other privacy concerns.
- Develop effective responses to employer and employee concerns of privacy, unionization, and workplace standards issues contained in OSHA, ERISA, and FLSA.
- Analyze the common ethical issues that arise in employment law.
Legal Obligations Arising from the Employment Relationship
- Analyze the implications of privacy legislation and related issues in the workplace.
- Analyze the additional obligations arising out of collective bargaining.
- Evaluate statutory obligations that establish workplace standards related to safety, health, compensation, and retirement security.
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