hrm546 | Graduate

Human Resource Law

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This course prepares human resource managers to comply with human resource laws and regulations across all jurisdictions. Students will learn how to manage human resource functions within a regulatory environment. Other topics include laws and regulations related to the following: workforce planning and employment, human resource development activities, compensation and benefits, labor relations, and workplace safety.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Application of Legal and Ethical Obligations in the Employment Relationship

    • Analyze the common ethical issues that arise in employment law.
    • 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.

    Application of Laws that Affect the Employment Relationship

    • Evaluate employer liability for acts of employees and agents.
    • 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.

    Legal Obligations Arising from the Employment Relationship

    • Analyze the additional obligations arising out of collective bargaining.
    • Evaluate statutory obligations that establish workplace standards related to safety, health, compensation, and retirement security.
    • Analyze the implications of privacy legislation and related issues in the workplace.

    Law and Government Regulation of the Employment Relationship

    • Determine the legal issues arising out of employment practices.
    • Compare and contrast employment and independent contractor relationships.
    • Determine how exceptions to employment-at-will modify the employment relationship.

    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).
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