An excellent teacher and a very interesting course!!! I really liked the little graphics which were placed within each lesson. The lessons were written so that the lay person could understand."
I am fairly new in the HR field. This course was very helpful and informative."
I enjoyed learning more about the topics in this course. The examples made the topic more understandable. The instructor's writing style and organization of the lessons were helpful. I feel prepared to hire my first employee and monitor my business to reduce liability and know what is required of me. Thanks."
I had very limited knowledge of employment law. This course was full of valuable information written in a manner a layperson would understand. I liked the examples given."
I have been at my first supervisor role for a year now, and this course has been very beneficial to my career and future success. Thank you!"
I learned a lot from this course, and will implement what I've learned. I feel more confident in knowing that I know where to look for answers about employment law. I bookmarked all the websites that were posted."
I really enjoyed learning about Employment Law. The instructor made the class interesting, challenging and fun! I would strongly recommend it!"
I've been in business on my own for 20 years. There was a lot of great information and web links supplied that really helped me to revise and update our own employment manuals. The short stories of real cases also helped me to understand more technical issues from a better perspective. This course did teach an old dog new tricks!"
I've been in HR for a number of years and felt that a "refresher" would be helpful. I found this course to be helpful in updating current employment practices."
The course covered very useful information. Great in depth knowledge. Anyone working in the HR and/or legal field should take this course."
This class was well worth the time and money spent. I would recommend this class to ANYONE whether in management or not, if they have questions about the actions of their employer, or what their rights are as an employee."
This course should be mandatory for every employee. I learned so much new information. After completing one lesson, I could hardly wait for the next lesson to start."
Course Code: elp
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ann Nevers holds a law degree and a master’s in health law. She works in dispute resolution for business, employment, and health care and regularly teaches courses in these areas. She has published numerous academic articles, edited legal manuals, and written chapters on employment, dispute resolution, and health care topics.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course 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.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.