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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