Course

Law and Human Resource Management | HRMT.X405


This course outlines the laws and agencies that regulate employment relationships in California and on a federal level. These fundamental labor laws must be understood to prevent or, if necessary, defend against employment litigation and government audits.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Describe legal issues and laws that impact human resources and
  • Explain strategies to minimize legal
  • Identify legal risks and strategies for more effective HR administration

Topics Include:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Employment discrimination under state and federal law
  • Sexual (and other) harassment
  • Workplace privacy
  • Wage and hour regulations
  • Immigration
  • Labor unions
  • Collective bargaining
  • Strikes and picketing under the National Labor Relations Act
  • Leaves of absence
  • Noncompetition and trade secrets
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Substance use and abuse in the workplace
  • Affirmative action plans and requirements
  • COBRA
  • Independent contractor vs. employee
  • Workers' compensation and reductions in workforce

Professional Credit:

HRCI®---PHR®, SPHR® and GPHR® general recertification credit: 19.25 hours.

Effective February 22, 2020, this course is valid for 19.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

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