LEAS 4802 - Special Topics: Human Resource Law


This course presents important legal issues defining employer-employee relationships from hiring through termination and explores the sources of human resource law created by statute, common law, and administrative regulations as applied to both the public and private sectors. Students who are pursuing careers in legal assistant studies or human resource management will benefit from this course. Any student can profit from the course because an understanding of human resource law is vital in understanding employer-employee rights and obligations and in identifying potential legal implications for situations that might arise in any work environment.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the definitive criteria for employer-employee relationships and the legal rights and obligations pertaining to these definitions.
  2. Identify the various sources of employment law such as statutes, common law, administrative regulations, and federal and state constitutions.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of federal workplace discrimination laws, identification of groups and individuals impacted by those laws.
  4. Evaluate hypothetical workplace situations for best practices in various stages of the employment process such as hiring, compensation, performance evaluation, workplace environment, and termination.
  • Module 1. Introduction to Employment Law
  • Module 2. Hiring Process
  • Module 3. Managing a Diverse Workforce Part I
  • Module 4. Managing a Diverse Workforce Part II
  • Module 5. Managing a Diverse Workforce Part III
  • Module 6. Pay, Benefits, Terms & Conditions of Employment
  • Module 7. Managing Performance
  • Module 8. Terminating Employment

Credit Hours

Organizational Leadership


  • LEAS 1100

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