This course examines employment law and its impact on business. It reviews employment law practices and trends, the statutory framework, major court cases, how the law of contract and tort apply to employment situations, and anti-discrimination laws.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Articulate legal definitions of and distinctions in the employer-employee relationship, including issues related to employment-at-will, independent contractors, and negligent hiring.
- Analyze discrimination issues likely to be faced by human resource managers in compliance with Title VII and resulting legislation and court rulings.
- Analyze state and federal issues addressed by business and industry, including fair labor standards, occupational safety and health, retirement income security, and employee right to privacy.
- Evaluate employee accommodation and leave issues resulting from state and federal legislation.
- Assess policies and procedures related to terminating employees, including mass layoffs and plant closings.
Prerequisite: HRM 601 Human Resource Management Strategy