Legal and Social Environment of Human Resources
This course reviews the key laws and legal principles impacting human resources practices and employer and employee relationships. Through a review of actual cases, federal and state laws impacting civil rights and equal opportunity, wages and hours, privacy, safety and health, employee benefits and insurance, worker's compensation, and labor relations and arbitration are covered. The constitutional, social, and economic implications of human resources law are also discussed. This is a dynamic field of study with changes occurring literally on a weekly basis. Students will be expected to participate actively in classroom discussions and role-play exercises.