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PRL 183 - Employment Law

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course will cover an introduction to employment and labor law.  The course will include an overview of the legal relationship between employers and employees in the hiring, managing and firing phases.  Laws and regulations concerning workplace discrimination, pay, benefits, safety and leave will be examined.  Employment contracts and the labor-management relationship in the union setting will be reviewed.  
Prerequisite: PRL 102 , PRL 103 , PRL 112  
Competencies
  1. Examine the Employment Relationship
    1. Distinguish between Employer-Employee and Principal-Independent Contractor
    2. Identify Appropriateness of Hiring and Recruitment Procedures
  2. Evaluate Federal and State Anti-Discrimination Laws
    1. Analyze Race, Color and National Origin Discrimination
    2. Examine Religious Discrimination
    3. Investigate Sex, Pregnancy and Genetic Discrimination
    4. Compare Age Discrimination
    5. Contrast Disability Discrimination
  3. Investigate the Managing of Employees
    1. Describe Compensation and Benefits Regulations
    2. Differentiate between Paid and Unpaid Leave
    3. Discuss Performance Management
    4. Distinguish Workplace Harassment
    5. Contrast Workplace Privacy and Personal Expression
  4. Analyze the Termination of Employees
    1. Compare the At-Will Doctrine and Employment Contract Setting
    2. Discuss Severance, Unemployment and Post-Employment Obligations
  5. Research Safety in the Workplace
    1. Identify the Federal and State Agencies Regulating Safety
    2. Define Major Considerations in the Area of Safety
    3. Describe Injuries in the Workplace and Coverage
  6. Examine Unions and Collective Bargaining
    1. Discuss the History of Union Formation and Purposes
    2. Explain the Basis for Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act
    3. Identify other Federal and State Statues that Govern



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