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MGT6172

Human Resource Management Law

This course presents an intensive exploration of statutes and regulations governing non-discrimination and employment. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and applying various regulatory requirements such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Social Security Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Civil Rights Acts of 1866, 1871, 1964 and 1991, Executive Order 11246, Revised Order No. 4, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Immigration Reform and Control Act, and other employment statutes. Extensive examination of court decisions will be utilized.

PREREQUISITE: MGT 6177

UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:

  • Analyzing the evolution of employment law and hypothesizing relative to future developments.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and as amended in 2008 (ADA) and the requirements placed upon employers to accommodate disabilities.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) and its regulations regarding minimum wage, overtime pay, and child labor standards.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and its requirements for employers to provide unpaid leave to employees for certain medical and family reasons.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of labor laws such as the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA), the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA), and the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947 (LMRA), and their impact on labor-management relations.
  • Analyzing employer unfair labor practices and their implications.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA Act) and its regulations regarding workplace safety and health.
  • Understanding staffing procedures and the legal implications of employment contracts and the employment-at-will doctrine.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the disparate impact and disparate treatment and their implications for employers.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and its regulations regarding background checks and employment screening.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) and its regulations regarding employment eligibility verification.
  • Understanding negligent hiring practices and their legal implications for employers.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991 and its regulations regarding unlawful discrimination in the workplace.
  • Understanding the types of unlawful harassment and their legal implications for employers.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (WARN Act) and its requirements for employers to provide advance notice of mass layoffs and plant closures.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of employee privacy rights in the workplace.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of whistleblower protection and other federal and state employment regulations.
  • Understanding the difference between employee and labor relations and the effects on organizations.

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