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 course is 6 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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- 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.
This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.
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