Introduction to Employment Law

Gain an overview and analysis of the federal employment laws, plus real case studies.

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Introduction to Employment Law

Gain an overview and analysis of the federal employment laws, plus real case studies.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Recognize the guidelines related to employee hiring practices 
  • Identify the elements of an employee handbook and company policies that are used to enforce personnel practices 
  • Recognize the legal requirements related to employee pay structure and record-keeping of employee records 
  • Describe the principles of anti-discrimination laws 
  • Recognize the legal guidelines that apply when terminating employees and the steps to reduce the risk of litigation 
  • Differentiate between independent contractors versus employees in terms of tax obligations, workers’ compensation, job benefits, and liability for worker’s action or injury to work 

Course description

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The class will cover an overview of federal employment laws, the rights they confer on employees, and the corresponding responsibility on employers, as well as the processes involved in enforcing these rights and respective responsibilities. In addition to an overview and analysis of the federal employment laws, the class will provide real case studies to provide students with an understanding of how the laws apply to each stage of employment and how such application translates to real employment settings. 

Syllabus

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Session 1   

  • Introduction to Employment Law and Intellectual Property Law 
  • At-will doctrine 
  • Wage and Hour Laws  

Session 1 Assignments 

Complete the following prior to the next session: 

  • Read Chapters 1, 2 , 3, and 6 
  • Review session notes and handouts 

Session 2  

  • Job descriptions, job advertisements and interviews 
  • Employee files 
  • Employee Handbook 
  • Record-keeping Requirements 
  • Family Medical Leave Act 
  • Title VII  
  • Sexual Harassment 

Session 2 Assignments 

Complete the following prior to the next session: 

  • Read Chapters 8, 9, 10, and 12 
  • Review session notes and handouts  

Session 3  

  • Termination 
  • Independent Contractors 

Session 3 Assignments 

Complete the following prior to the next session: 

  • Read Chapters 10 and 12 
  • Review session notes and handouts 

Next available start dates

Online — Weekends

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Introduction to Employment Law
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Total classroom hours

12 hours

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Schedule

Online

Weekends, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 4 S - 10/10/2020 - 10/31/2020

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Total cost

$269

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Instructor: James Hopkins, JD

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