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National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience

Employment Law (PLG-202)

Location: 
Various, distance learning format.
Length: 

Varies; self-study format.

Dates: 
January 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explain the circumstances that make an employment relationship distinct from other business relationships; apply the rules of Title VII’s prohibition of workplace discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age and genetics; identify the various types of employment relationships, with a particular emphasis on the differences between independent contractors and employees; describe the appropriate way to recruit employees, collect information during the hiring process through an application and interview; apply the prohibitions against workplace harassment; describe the rights of employees relating to workplace privacy and personal expression; determine when employers may regulate of off-duty conduct; discuss employment-at-will, voluntary and involuntary ending of the employment relationship.

Instruction: 
This course examines the relevant agency principles that apply to the employer-employee relationship and looks at the relationship itself, from the interviewing process through termination and the responsibilities owed by the employer and employee to each other. Instruction also focuses on distinction between an employee and an independent contractor; rules governing employment discrimination including ones based on gender, race, health, etc.; and the "at will" employment doctrine, its applications and exceptions. Evaluation criteria include: required readings, essay assignments, class participation, and final exam.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Employment Law or Labor Law (1/13) (3/18 revalidation). 

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