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Business and Information Technology Education
Employee and Labor Relations
This course builds on the Human Resources Concepts course and introduces students to topics in employment law with a focus on discrimination, harassment, EEOC, FMLA, OSHA standards, ADA, and FSLA. It also introduces students to the hiring process, performance evaluations, and termination procedures.
Jaclyn Arnold
(405) 743-5419
Human Resources Concepts
-Identify the requirements and provisions of COBRA.
-Identify the requirements and provisions of ERISA.
-Identify the requirements and provisions of HIPAA.

-Identify the requirements of Worker’s Compensation.
-Identify the source of funding for Unemployment Compensation.

Equal Employment Opportunity Compensation (EEOC)
-Identify the requirements and provisions of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) legislation.
-Interpret EEOC reasonable accommodation requirements.
-Interpret the American’s with Disabilities (ADA) reasonable accommodation requirements.
-Identify disabilities that are protected under the ADA.
-Identify provisions of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
-Identify what is protected under Title VII.
-Identify which agency is responsible for enforcing Title VII legislation.
-Identify the impact that the Civil Rights Act of 1991 had on discrimination.
-Identify the requirements and provisions of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

-Identify legal and ethical considerations when making staffing decisions.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
-Identify the requirements of the FLSA.
-Compare exempt and non-exempt job characteristics.
-Identify minimum wage requirements for employees.
-Identify when sub-minimum wage compensation is allowed.
-Determine the precedence between state laws and federal FLSA requirements.
-Identify penalties imposed for violations of the FLSA.

-Identify what constitutes sexual harassment.
-Identify types of sexual harassment.
-Identify legislation that prohibits sexual harassment.
-Identify standards used to determine if an action is considered sexual harassment.
-Define “workplace violence”.
-Define “ordinary course of business” as it pertains to the Federal Wiretapping Act.
-Identify the significance of the Electronic Communication Privacy Act of 1986.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
-Identify the requirements and provisions of the Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Act.
-Identify the sections of an affirmative action plan.
-Define “disparate treatment”.
-Define “workforce analysis”.

-Identify the requirements and provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).

Interviewing & Selection
-Identify steps in the interviewing and selection process.
-Identify which steps in the interviewing and selection process should be considered to prevent a charge of negligent hiring.
-Identify legal and illegal employment interview questions
-Identify what information are companies required to provide to applicants under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
-Identify legal questions that may be utilized during a pre-employment reference check.
-Identify when it is legal for a company to require a medical exam as part of the pre-employment process.
-Differentiate between legal and illegal selection practices.
-Identify I-9 documentation requirements.
-Identify time constraints for providing I-9 documentation.
-Explain the concept of “Employment at Will”.
-Identify actions that can be taken against an employee who falsifies information on an employment application.

Labor Unions
-Identify the requirements and provisions of the National Labor Relations Act.
-Identify collective bargaining issues under the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) requirements.
-Identify the NLRB’s requirements regarding authorization cards used to petition for an election.
-Identify the characteristics of good faith bargaining regarding labor union representation and management.
-Identify limitations imposed on Federal employees regarding their ability to strike.
-Identify methods organizations can legally use as a defense against unionization.
-Identify methods unions can utilize to achieve representation status.
-Describe an “open shop”.

Legal Issues
-Identify the requirements and provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
-Identify the requirements and provisions of the Polygraph Protection Act.
-Identify the requirements and provisions of the Equal Pay Act.
-Identify the requirements and provisions of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.
-Identify the requirements and provisions of the Drug Free Workplace Act.

Business Management and Administration Career Cluster:

Required Brainbench Certifications (or equivalent industry certifications):
-Legal Issues for HR and Management

Recommended Additional Brainbench Competency Testing:
-Human Resources Concepts
-Interpersonal Communications
-Business Concepts
-Office Management
-Managing People
-MS Access (any level)
-MS Outlook (any level)
-MS PowerPoint (any level)
-Computer Fundamentals
-Listening Skills
-Data Entry/10-key
-Filing (US)

Cases in Human Resources Management, Atomic Dog Publishing.
Fair, Square & Legal, Donald Weiss,
Supervision: Managing for Results, McGraw Hill.
Managing Human Resources, Cengage Learning.
Organizational Behavior: Tools for Success, Cengage Learning.
The Labor Relations Process, Cengage Learning.

Business Management and Administration Career Cluster: Resources by Subject:

Interactive Tools:
MindTap, Cengage Learning.

Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Business Management & Administration Human Resources Management Human Resources Assistant