Course Description

Human resource professionals encounter a variety of laws and policies governing their decisions. This course provides students with an overview of general human resource management practice, particularly as it relates to federal and state laws and regulations versus individual company policies. Participants will analyze a variety of compliance strategies that influence the way companies use human resource departments to communicate and implement their policies. Topics include the following:

  • Legal issues associated with hiring and dismissal practices
  • Equal employment opportunity laws
  • Individual rights guaranteed under state and federal law, including leaves of absence, workers compensation, and unemployment insurance
  • Risk management and liability, including workplace safety
  • Fair labor standards act and California overtime rules
  • Role of ethics in implementing HRM policy

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Recognize and analyze potential legal implications of common workplace situations
  • Understand and evaluate current trends and issues in employment law
  • Apply their knowledge to effectively manage risk in the employment relationship



Foundations of Human Resource Management or consent of instructor

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Jun 29, 2022 to Sep 07, 2022
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $620.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Section Notes

Late Registrations Notice: 

Self enrollment will be available until 11:59PM PT of the day before the 2nd class session. If you are enrolling late, please contact PaCE Support as soon as possible at help@professional.ucsb.edu or 805-893-4200 to request access to the online class.


How to Access Your Online Course:


One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.

Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) below prior to the first class meeting. Textbooks can be purchased from the vendor of your choice.

No refunds after 7/12/22