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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Employment and Employee Benefits (EMP-101)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various, distance learning format.

December 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: describe what information employers are permitted and not permitted to request from applicants; identify when short-term absences from work, aside from injury or illness, are protected under federal law; delineate the special wage and hour requirements mandated for workers under age 18; apply rules that govern employee screening, training, hiring and firing; describe the “constructive discharge rule”; analyze the responsibilities of an employee who leaves a job; and determine what post-employment compensation and/or benefits discharged employees may be entitled to.


This course provides a survey of the employment process and focuses on the most common issues that employers and potential employees face in the process. It covers the hiring process, training, screening, compensation and benefits, as well as the topics of time off and vacations. Other topics include transitioning between jobs, including notice, termination, compensation, benefits, references, resignation and contractual liability, responsibilities of an employee who leaves a job and post-employment compensation and benefits.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Employment Law (6/21).