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    Oct 06, 2022  
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MNGT 276 Employment Law: Human Resource Legal Issues (5 credits)



Prerequisite A grade of 2.0 or greater in ENGL& 101 .

Course Description
Overview of major common employment-related laws, workplace legal issues, statutory, and regulatory concepts governing the employment relationship, and development of skills supporting legal actions pertaining to that relationship.

Student Outcomes
1. Use common law concepts to explain:
a. under what circumstances employment relationships begin
b. the torts most often accompanying those relationships, and
c. how those relationships typically terminate under both tort and contract law.
2. Identify the major federal and state administrative agencies regulating employment, delineating:
a. their authority to regulate employment,
b. the processes they use in performing those regulatory functions, and
c. the offices and officials within those agencies who interact with outside entities in order to resolve employment-related matters.
3. Discuss and explain major federal and state statutes of conditions of employment, together with related regulations, as applied by the courts regarding :
a. discrimination based on a variety of cultural traits, such as gender, age, race, religion, national origin, and ability, and including sexual harassment and affirmative action
b. safety, including payment to workers for job-related injuries, and
c. compensation and public policy issues, such as overtime and child labor.
4. Analyze significant federal and state statutes, together with related regulations, as applied by the courts to the establishment and administration of retirement trusts.
5. Examine major federal and state statutes, together with related regulations, as applied by the courts to the labor-management relationship, including the establishment and operation of unions and the negotiation and administration of collectively bargained agreements.
6. Demonstrate, relative to initiating, maintaining, and defending against legal actions pertaining to employment matters, the ability to:
a. gather and organize relevant, reliable information, and
b. prepare the forms typically required.



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