- Designed For
- Those already working in the field can take HR classes to work toward various certifications or for their own professional development. This lets you sharpen your skills and prepare to take on additional responsibilities. This can also position you to pursue greater opportunities within your field.
- October 2 - November 5, 2017
- Online | Instructor-led
- $527 (+ $60 registration fee)
- Five weeks
Plan for 3-8 hours of work per week
- 2.0 Units | 20 Hours
- 2 PDUs with SHRM®
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We can customize this program to fit your organization's specific needs.
This course covers the basic federal and state laws that come to bear on the practice of human resources management and which govern employer-employee relations. The course addresses employment law topics including employment at-will, wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, harassment in the work place, employment contracts, defamation, leaves of absence, employee privacy issues, wage and hour issues, and collective bargaining agreements.
The course will also help students organize and create a fair and positive working environment and avoid costly lawsuits by learning how to design and implement employment policies and practices that are lawful and effective. Students will learn effective ways in which to conduct investigations into employee misconduct and will be given an opportunity to apply various employment law subjects to actual and hypothetical problems discussed in class.
This course will cover the following subject areas:
- Legal Compliance
- Crisis Management
- Risk Management
- Employment and Discrimination Issues
- Health and Safety
This course is a part of the Human Resources Management Certificate, which includes:
What You'll Learn
- Analyze the relationship between ethics and safety.
- Assess training and development programs.
- Design a socially responsible risk management strategy.
- Describe the goals of risk management.
- Design a crisis management plan.
Alexander A. Wheatley
Alex Wheatley is an associate with Fisher Phillips in Portland, OR. Alex defends employers in employment-related administrative claims and lawsuits and has litigated several jury trials and argued numerous motions in both state and federal court. He also advises and provides training to company owners and supervisors on issues relating to workplace discrimination, family leave, wage and hour laws, and noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreements.
Alex graduated from the University of Alabama and The Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. He graduated magna cum laude from Lewis & Clark, where he received the Legal Analysis and Writing Honors Award and served on the Editorial Board of Environmental Law as the Editor for the online journal.
Alex has been admitted to the bar in both Oregon and Washington