2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

HR: Employment Law and Labor Relations

Spring quarter

Faculty: Natividad Valdez

Fields of Study: business and management

Spring: CRN (Credit) Level 30303 (4)  

Credits: 4(S)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Evening and Weekend


This course will review the law under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). It will focus on unfair labor practices and union representation elections, with an emphasis on the right to engage in union activities free from interference, restraint, coercion, or discrimination, and the duty to bargain in good faith. Students will be expected to study the text of the statute, relevant selections from actual cases, and various other materials and apply them to current events and hypothetical situations. The course will also review the major employment discrimination laws including sexual harassment, disability, family leave, wage/hour, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Students will learn how to apply these major laws to 'real-work' situations and will have a very good understanding of the major provisions.

This course is one in a series of required courses for the HR Certification Program, but it is also open to enrollment by students who are not part of the certification program.

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Fri (Apr. 1), 9a-5p Sat/Sun (Apr. 2, 3, May 14, 15)

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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