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Employment Law

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This course provides an overview of federal statutes and state-regulated areas that impact the personnel function. Among topics addressed are EEO and affirmative action, OSHA, ERISA, FMLA, and ADA; employee privacy issues (polygraph testing, drug and alcohol testing, employer searching and monitoring); and wrongful discharge.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    The Legal Environment of Employment

    • Analyze the relationship among “employment-at-will,” wrongful discharge, and constructive discharge and their applications.
    • Explain the discrimination complaint process, including possible outcomes of an employee complaint. 
    • Describe the environment of employment law.
    • Review the methods and terminology involved in case analysis and basic legal research as applicable to employment and discrimination case law.

    Employment Discrimination

    • Evaluate the impact of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 upon the employment environment and the manner in which grievances may be addressed under the Act. 
    • Analyze the implications of workplace discrimination, both as to types of discrimination that are covered by Title VII and its amendments (PDA, ADA, ADEA), and those that are not. 
    • Review current law on sexual harassment in terms of addressing complaints in the workplace.  

    Affirmative Action, Labor Relations, and Major Employment Law Legislation

    • Discuss the applicability of affirmative action to certain employers as compared with the requirements of Equal Employment Opportunity under Title VII.
    • Define workplace responsibilities as affected by major employment law legislation.
    • Identify the appropriate legal manner in which management must respond to union organizing activities.
    • Delineate the implications of landmark legislation that contributed to the development of U. S. labor relations.

    Job Performance Management and Employee Rights

    • Examine the legal considerations of the various types of tests administered in the workplace. 
    • Interpret the legal implications relating to performance evaluation methods and the regulation of work on the job.  
    • Compare and contrast the rights of privacy afforded to public and private sector employees in the workplace, and their implications.

    Employee Safety, Health, and Welfare

    • Analyze laws that protect employee workplace rights and retirement, savings, and insurance benefits.  
    • Analyze the roles of employers and government agencies in promoting employee safety, health, and welfare.
    • Explain the purpose of workers' compensation statutes and the remedies they make available to workers injured on the job.
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