Law and Human Resource Management

This course outlines the laws and agencies that regulate employment relationships in California and on a federal level. These fundamental labor laws must be understood to prevent or, if necessary, defend against employment litigation and government audits.

Topics Include:

  • Wrongful termination

  • Employment discrimination under state and federal law

  • Sexual (and other) harassment

  • Workplace privacy

  • Wage and hour regulations

  • Immigration

  • Labor unions

  • Collective bargaining

  • Strikes and picketing under the National Labor Relations Act

  • Leaves of absence

  • Noncompetition and trade secrets

  • Alternative dispute resolution

  • Substance use and abuse in the workplace

  • Affirmative action plans and requirements


  • Independent contractor vs. employee

  • Workers' compensation and reductions in workforce

Professional Credit:

HRCI--PHR, SPHR and GPHR strategic recertification credit: 22.5 hours

MCLE--Minimum Continuing Legal Education State Board of CA: 20.0 hours.

[Former #5283]

Prerequisites :

Offering code Offering title
HRMT.X400 Human Resource Management, Introduction