Employment Law Compliance Made Easy
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Employment Law Compliance Made Easy

A comprehensive course for management to understand key employment law issues in the workplace.
4.7 (53 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
346 students enrolled
Created by Mark Addington
Last updated 7/2015
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand major employment law implications in the workplace.
  • Recognize employment relation situations that create legal liability for businesses.
  • Learn to identify wage-related issues and manage resulting employee issues proactively.
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  • The best pre-requisite is an open mind about the importance of HR compliance and the willingness to take action on the concepts taught.
  • A basic understanding of the employment relationship.
  • No specific materials are required prior to taking this course.

Learn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate and manage employees as a manager, supervisor, small business owner, human resource specialist, or corporate executive. Learn the difference between an employee and independent contractor; the basic types of employee benefits; effective hiring, evaluation, and termination procedures; methods to resolve employment disputes in and out of court; discrimination and union laws; and workplace safety rules. You'll gain an inside view of the law with case examples, real situations, and prevention strategies that prepare you to effectively resolve workplace issues. You'll learn effective communication techniques, negotiation strategies, and the legal tests applied if you do go to court. This course is a must for anyone who is (or aspires to be) a supervisor, manager, or human resources professional.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course deals with the laws that govern people in the workplace. Most people have some understanding of the personal dynamics of work, but often do not understand the law and compliance requirements of business. This course will provide a good overview of the major issues addressed in the work place.
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:01

This lecture introduces our course and gives an outline of the major topics covered.

Preview 02:01
Hiring Process
5 Lectures 44:39

This lecture discusses legal issues relating to questions asked of job applicants.

Preview 09:21

This lecture describes a number of legal landmines that managers encounter while conducting interviews.

Interviewing Landmines

This lecture reviews the regulatory requirements that the Fair Credit Reporting Act imposes on companies when conducting background checks on job applicants.

Background Checks

This lecture discusses the common law test for determining if a worker is an employee.

The Economic Realities Test

This lecture discusses the test used by many jurisdictions and the IRS to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee.

The IRS Independent Contractor Test

2 questions
Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and PDA: Discrimination
14 Lectures 01:57:28

This lecture examines the EEOC Statistics regarding the various types of discrimination charges it investigates.

Discrimination Overview

This lecture defines and describes Disparate Treatment and Disparate Impact Discrimination.

How do you define Discrimination?

This lecture discusses the elements of retaliation that need to be proved to find a cause of action.

Retaliation in the Workplace Defined

This lecture discusses more specifically the growing problem of retaliation in the workplace.

Retaliation - is it a big issue?

This lecture describes some major retaliation cases that define the scope of retaliation.

Retaliation Cases: Associational Discrimination and the Scope of Retaliation

This lecture describes more cases that describe the scope of supervisory liability for retaliation.

Retaliation Cases: Scope of Supervisor Liability and Standard of Proof

This lecture describes Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the major federal discrimination law.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

This lecture describes the legal analysis of discrimination.

Discrimination Analysis under Title VII

This lecture defines and describes affirmative action and its applicability to the workplace. Additionally, the scope of sex discrimination and retaliation are discussed in this context.

Affirmative Action, Sex Discrimination & Retaliation

This lecture describes the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and provides management tips.

Pregnancy Discrimination Act

The first of two lectures describing disability law and management responsibilities dealing with disabled applicants and employees.

Disability Discrimination - Part I

This lecture describes management's responsibilities concerning reasonable accommodation.

Disability Discrimination - Part II

This lecture describes the legal tests and standards for age discrimination violations.

Age Discrimination

This lecture describes the administrative process for a discrimination charge with the EEOC.

EEOC Enforcement

Quiz 3
3 questions
FLSA - W&H: Wages
3 Lectures 27:19

The White-Collar Exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act are narrowly-construed rules for determining whether an employer is exempt from receiving overtime. This is a very contentious and confusing area of the law.

Exempt from Overtime

This lecture examines when travel time and training time is compensible.

Compensible Time

This lecture discusses specific rules pertaining to when an employer may take deductions from an employee's paycheck.

Permissible Deductions

2 questions
Workplace Privacy
1 Lecture 11:44

This lecture discusses many of the major laws implicated with privacy in the workplace.

Legal Framework of Employee Privacy
About the Instructor
Mark Addington
4.5 Average rating
75 Reviews
1,073 Students
3 Courses
Business Attorney

I am an attorney representing businesses and focusing on employment and intellectual property issues. I also teach a wide array of legal and business topics to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Phoenix and Webster University.

Earlier in my career, I worked as a corporate trainer of management in both the hospitality and financial services industry prior to my legal career. As an attorney, I frequently present workshops and business training on business and employment law matters.

My legal practice focuses on representing businesses exclusively in Labor & Employment Law, Business Regulatory Compliance, Restrictive Covenants (Non-competition, Non-Solicitation, and Confidentiality), Wage & Hour, Privacy, Technology, Business Contracts, Intellectual Property and Mediation. I also represent and counsel businesses on discrimination law, disability law, employment contracts, employee benefits, union/management, minimum and overtime wages, sexual harassment, affirmative action, OSHA/safety, policy development, and regulatory compliance.