SRJC Course Outlines

7/20/2019 4:56:44 PMHR 61 Course Outline as of Summer 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HR 61Title:  HR EMPLOYMENT LAW  
Full Title:  Human Resource Employment Law
Last Reviewed:4/27/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled03 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Overview of application of California and Federal employment law. Interpretation of employment law in today's work environment through research and analysis of court decisions.  Topics include employment at will, legal investigations, discrimination, ergonomics, substance abuse, workplace violence, terminations, and laws as they apply to employer size. Emphasis is on research, analysis, and prevention of litigation.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Overview of application of California and Federal employment law. Interpretation of employment law in today's work environment through research and analysis of court decisions.  Topics include employment at will, legal investigations, discrimination, ergonomics, substance abuse, workplace violence, terminations, and laws as they apply to employer size. Emphasis is on research, analysis, and prevention of litigation.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Interpret employment laws in a variety of complex Human Resource situations.
2. Apply the correct employment regulations to specific employment situations in order to address the issues and prevent litigation.

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1. Define the major Federal and California employment laws and explain how they apply in various employment situations.
2. Analyze the impact of major court decisions on employment policies and procedures.
3. Develop employment policies that will help prevent legal violations and enhance compliance.
4. Identify and use relevant employment laws to resolve complex employee relations issues.

Topics and Scope
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I. Today's Legal Environment
    A. Laws by Employer Size
    B. Resources Available to the Human Resources Professional
    C. Prevention of Litigation
    D. Ethical Issues
II. Discrimination under Federal and State Laws
    A. Federal Laws on Discrimination - American's with Disabilities Act (Title VII, ADA)
    B. California Laws on Discrimination - Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
III. Harassment under Federal and State Laws
    A. Court Decisions on Harassment
    B. State Posting and Training Requirements
IV. Procedures on How to Conduct a Lawful Investigation
    A. Legal Implications Regarding Internal Investigations
    B. Proper Investigatory Techniques
V. California Ergonomics Law
VI. Laws Governing Drugs and Alcohol at Work
    A. Federal Regulations
    B. State Regulations
    C. Implications of Substance Abuse at Work
VII. Legal Issues Related to Downsizing and Terminations
     A. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) and California WARN Acts
    B. Best Practices in Conducting a Reduction in Staff
    C. Binding Arbitration
    D. Whistleblower Issues
VIII. Wrongful Termination and Employment at Will
    A. Employment Contracts
    B. Policy Implications
    C. Social Media
    D. Wrongful Discharge Litigation Avoidance
    E. Labor Relations & Contacts
IX. Policies and Handbooks Designed to Prevent Litigation
    A. Employee Handbook
    B. Supervisory Personnel Policies      
X. Control of Violence in the Workplace
    A. Types of Employee Violence
    B. Prevention of Violence
XI. Review and Analysis of Important Court Decisions at the State and Federal Level

Assignments:
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1. Use the course materials and/or textbook to research and answer specific questions on employment laws
2. Read a published court decision. Participate in a group analysis and oral presentation of the court case, with recommended preventive measures
3. Write a paper that reviews a current employment relations issue and proposes a preventive or corrective policy
4. Write a memo to management that analyzes a policy issue and recommends corrective measures
5. Four to ten quizzes and/or Final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Write a paper on a current employment relations issue
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Write a memo that analyzes and solves a policy issue. Participate in a group analysis of a court decision
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 15%
Oral presentation of answers to specific questions on employment laws
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 25%
Quizzes and/or Final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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