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Law and Human Resource Management | HRMT.X405

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 claims.

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 risk and
  • 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
  • Overtime and other wage and hour regulations
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Collective bargaining and labor unions
  • Leaves of absence
  • Noncompetition and trade secrets
  • Arbitration
  • Substance use and abuse in the workplace
  • Independent contractor vs. employee
  • Workers' compensation
  • Reductions in workforce
  • Paid sick leave

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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Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Quarter Units Cost Instructor
01-14-2023 to 01-28-2023 2.0 $750

Deanna Mouser


Final Date To Enroll: 01-14-2023


Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Sat, 01-14-2023 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 01-21-2023 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 01-28-2023 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE