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Human Resources and the Law

A required course in the Human Resources Management certificate program.

Course Description

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.

  • Details
  • $675
  • March 27, 2023 to June 11, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00040
  • ID/Units: MGMT X452.1  (4.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SPRING 2023


C.J. Pearl is the founder and principal of Pearl Legal, APC, a boutique litigation firm in Irvine, California. For almost two decades, CJ’s practice has focused on labor and employment law, successfully representing corporations, management, executives, and individuals in all aspects of wage and hour compliance, termination, discrimination and harassment issues. He has previously worked at one of the largest international labor and employment firms and throughout his career has represented a variety of companies, schools, and individuals, ranging from small businesses and start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. CJ was named a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012 - 2016) and in his first year leading his own firm, was named a Southern California Super Lawyer in the Employment Litigation – Defense category. CJ is commonly sought out to provide high-level guidance and litigation defense to companies, schools, executives, and individuals throughout California and the United States.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

California Employment Law: An Employer's Guide
Book - ISBN: 978158644693
James J. McDonald, Jr, Society for Human Resource Management

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START03/27/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END06/11/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---