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.
July 9 - August 12, 2018
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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Human Resources: Legal Aspects covers the basic federal and state laws that affect HR practitioners, offices and consultants. This course will delve into terms and topics specific to employment and human capital law, including employer-employee relations, at-will employment, contracts, discharge, investigations, and more.

This course will also cover how HR generalists and specialists can best engender and maintain a positive and fair employee environment, based on best practices in HR law. Case studies and lectures will illuminate the ways in which the legal aspects of human resources management must be understood to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all employees.

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:

  • 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

    Human Resources Training

    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