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HRM439 Legal, Reg, & Labor Relation C

Lead Faculty: Dr. Bernadette Baum

Course Description

An introduction to the wide spectrum of legal and regulatory concerns that human resources managers face in the workplace (EEO laws, affirmative action, compliance requirements, prevention of employment-related liability). The course ties in the development, aims, structure and function of labor and employer organizations, examines the relationship of labor and management, and bargaining and resolution of employer-employee issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify federal and major California employment laws.
  • Define terms used in describing forms of employment discrimination.
  • Recognize situations in which equal employment principles affect daily operations in hiring, staffing, discipline, compensation, promotion, and termination.
  • Discuss the responsibilities of managers and supervisors in the prevention of liability arising from employment relationships.
  • Describe policies and procedures designed to avoid discrimination and harassment litigation and/or liability.
  • Discuss the importance of ethical conduct in employment relations in creating productive working environments and avoiding liability as an employer.
  • Communicate legal analysis of workplace issues in writing.
  • Provide information about the labor and management relationship determined by collective bargaining practices.