A required course in the Human Resources Management certificate program.
This course covers the primary basic federal and state laws which come to bear on the practice of human resources management, and which govern employer-employee relations. The course addresses employment law topics including the hiring process, employment at-will, wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, harassment in the work place, leaves of absence, employee privacy issues, wage and hour issues, union organizing and collective bargaining. The course also will help students organize and create a fair and positive working environment, and avoid costly lawsuits by learning how to design and implement employment policies and practices that are lawful and effective. Students also will learn effective ways in which to conduct investigations into employee misconduct, will be given an opportunity to apply various employment law subjects to actual and hypothetical problems discussed in class.