Human Resource Law
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Course level: Graduate
This course prepares human resource managers to comply with human resource laws and regulations across all jurisdictions. Students 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 requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
- Differentiate “employee” from other types of employment relationships.
- Examine the concept of “at-will” employment and its exceptions.
- Explore concepts of employment discrimination.
- Evaluate legal and ethical issues at each stage of the employment process.
- Explain major provisions of VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
- Discuss the history and present application of affirmative action in employment practices.
- Determine ways an employer can minimize liability for discrimination based on race or color.
- Determine ways an employer can minimize liability for discrimination based on national origin.
- Evaluate ways an employer can minimize liability for discrimination based on gender.
- Differentiate between the two types of sexual harassment.
- Assess potential employer liability for sexual harassment.
- Survey current legal requirements surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in employment settings.
- Recommend ways an employer can minimize liability for discrimination based on religion.
- Explain an employer’s responsibilities in relation to reasonable accommodation.
- Distinguish between the ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act) and VII.
- Recommend ways in which an employer can minimize liability for discrimination based on age and disability.
- Interpret key labor laws.
- Evaluate key statutory obligations that establish employment benefits and protections.
- List major requirements of the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) for employers.
- Examine an employer’s responsibility to provide a safe working environment under OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).
- Assess expectations for on-the-job privacy.
- Differentiate the expectation of privacy expectations for employees in the private sector versus employees in the public sector.
- Craft employer policies that account for employee monitoring privacy considerations.
- Assess legal and ethical aspects of drug/alcohol and genetic testing in the workplace.