Labor and Employment law in the United States play a pivotal role in the relationship between management and labor to establish a fair and equitable workplace and protect both the organization and the employee. US Employment and Labor laws are difficult to navigate and contain nuances that might have enormous influence on either the organization or the employee. Human Resources utilize critical thinking and problem-solving to interpret and implement these laws in the workplace. Students assess and evaluate the policies and practices of the organization compared to US employment and labor laws to determine effective strategies for promoting positive and productive relationships with the workforce, individually or collectively. Students examine the history and application of US labor laws covering topics such as the National Labor Relations Act, alternative dispute resolution, public employment, regulating union activities, OSHA, discrimination laws, ADA, and employee privacy to develop effective assessments of compliance.

Formerly ADMN 673 Human Resources Law: Labor & Union Relations. 3 credits Prerequisites: None

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

·       Understand the relationship between employment and labor laws and responsible staffing

·       Analyze major legislation designed to protect and sustain a viable workforce, such as; the ADA, Title VII, FLSA, FLMA, OSHA, NLRA, LMRA, to name a few

·       Identify and evaluate situations for instances of unfair labor practices, negligent hiring, and harassment

·       Develop and institute employee relations programs

·       Establish workplace policies and procedures

·       Identify and evaluate employee grievances and resolve complaints with legislative agencies

·       Identify and implement collective bargaining strategies