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Business 314: Employment Law
June 2012 - June 2022.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recognize, define and discuss commonly used U.S. employment law concepts, doctrines and components of the employment relationship; apply employment laws and regulations to an organization’s daily practices (including hiring, disciplinary actions, and discharge procedures); assess the consequences of specific actions in the workplace according to employee rights and protections under U.S. employment law (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964); articulate the value of diversity in the workplace; illustrate safe working conditions and identify ways an organization can establish and maintain a safe workplace; compare and contrast different types of employee compensation systems, protections and benefits; evaluate provisions of significant U.S. labor laws; articulate and analyze current trends in employment law; and read, analyze and brief employment-related judicial opinions.
The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: employment relationships; employment law doctrines; employment law and regulations; employment law issues and trends; torts in employment law; labor laws and unions; employment discrimination; workplace sexual harassment laws and issues; diversity in the workplace; employee rights and privacy; employee protections against retaliation; workplace health and safety requirements; compensation, wage and hour regulation; benefit programs; performance management in the workplace.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Employment Law or Human Resource Management (6/17).