Provides students with an overview of the employment laws that impact and
influence the workplace, including laws regarding employment discrimination,
disability discrimination and accommodation, employment leaves of absence,
workplace harassment, employment torts and contracts, wage/hour regulations,
employee privacy, intellectual property in the employment setting, and other
emerging issues in employment law and personnel management.
The impact of
law on the management of human resources will be the focus of this class.
This is a survey course of Employment law that is specially designed for
This course will focus on the following:
●An overview of our legal system, including how administrative agencies
and the court systems work together
●The historical development of employment laws
●How to conduct workplace investigations
●Legal issues that can arise over the “life cycle” of employment from
recruiting to termination
●How to address employee performance issues
●How to manage employment leaves of absence
●Federal and State anti-discrimination laws, including all “protected
classes:” race, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, religion, veteran
status, disability, medical condition, marital status, family care leave
status, age, pregnancy, and sexual orientation.
The goal of this class is to make you aware of the many employment
issues that you may face as a business professional.
As a manager, supervisor,
or human resources professional, it will be your job to ensure that you, as well as
the employees that you manage, act in legally permissible ways.
If you can
accomplish this goal, you will ensure that your employees benefit from the many
laws intended to protect them.
In addition, you will ensure that your employer
stays profitable and as far away as possible from expensive litigation.
HROB 153 Educational Goals Pursuant to Area Goals/Objectives
The College of Business has established the following Educational Goals (not
in rank order) for this class.
We will endeavor to achieve as many of these Goals