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Employment Law Fundamentals

Learn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate and manage employees as a manager, supervisor, small business owner, human resource specialist, or corporate executive.  This course will explain the difference between an employee and independent contractor: the basic types of employee benefits; effective hiring; evaluation, and termination procedures; methods to resolve employment disputes in and out of court; discrimination and union laws; and workplace safety rules.

You will gain an inside view of the law with court examples, real situations, and prevention strategies that prepare you to effectively resolve workplace issues.  You will learn effective communication techniques, negotiation strategies, and what to expect if you do go to court.  This course is a must for anyone who is (or aspires to be) a supervisor, manager, or human resources professional.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Employment Law Fundamentals Details + Objective

Course Code: elp

You Will Learn
  • Learn the difference between an employee and an independent contractor and properly classify workers so you can withhold taxes and provide benefits for true employees
  • Learn to screen applicants effectively
  • Discover dispute resolution tools to handle disputes in the workplace
  • Learn about the litigation process and laws that effect your workplace such as discrimination laws and special accommodation laws
  • Explore unfair labor practices that both unions and management need to watch out for
  • Learn what your obligations are to keep your employees safe and discover Internet resources where you can look up specifics about your particular work environment
  • Discover tools, tactics, and resources to create an environment of compliance in your workplace
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Know how to effectively screen applicants and develop strong hiring practices
  • Be ready to resolve any conflicts and turn them into a win-win situations
  • Be familiar with laws that govern a safe, fair, and compliant workplace for your employees
Employment Law Fundamentals Outline
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Week 1

In this first lesson, you will learn to recognize the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.  This will enable you to properly classify workers so you can withhold taxes and provide benefits for your employees.  Then, you will explore the legal requirements relating to employment benefits and why companies provide benefits for their employees.

Week 2

This lesson will focus on ways to screen applicants for employment to keep poor employees out and find a good match between the job and skill level of an applicant.  Then, you will focus on evaluation, discipline, and termination processes.  You will learn how to tackle these tough issues without violating any laws.

Week 3

In this lesson you will learn about dispute resolution tools that will help you with workplace conflicts.  Then, you will explore the litigation process from start to finish so you will know what to expect if you ever find yourself in court. 

Week 4

This lesson will examine how to comply with Title VII law, which prohibits discrimination at work.  You will look at examples and strategies that will make this law easy to understand.  Then, you will explore what your duty is regarding special accommodations and learn to analyze your workplace to determine whether it is compliant with laws about this issue.

Week 5

This lesson will explore the legal rights of unions to organize.  You will also learn about unfair labor practices that both unions and management need to watch out for.  Then, you will learn how to prepare for and handle union bargaining and appeals.

Week 6

Finally you will explore employee safety and reporting.  You will discover Internet resources where you can look up specifics about your particular work environment.  Then, you will examine tools, tactics, and resources so that you can create an environment of compliance in your workplace.

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Employment Law Fundamentals Instructors
Ann Nevers

With a law degree and masters in health law, Ann Nevers is involved in dispute resolution in areas of business, employment, and health care. She regularly teaches courses in business law, employment law, dispute resolution, and health care. She has published a number of academic articles, edited legal manuals, and written chapters on employment, dispute resolution, and health care topics. She has industry experience as a director of a regional corporation.

Employment Law Fundamentals Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Employment Law Fundamentals Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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