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LA6570 - Human Resource Law - 4.5 Credits

This course prepares the Human Resource professional to recognize and anticipate issues within the legal and institutional framework which governs the employer/employee relationship. Students will learn about human resource practices associated with each stage of the employment process-- from hiring, to managing, to firing-- and emphasize the application of legal concepts to future business situations. Students will develop critical thinking and legal reasoning skills, enabling them to identify the appropriate time to consult with an attorney. Other topics include: class action lawsuits, use of independent contractors, sexual harassment, and the use od credit histories and criminal background checks during the hiring process.