Employment Law Compliance Made Easy

A comprehensive course for management to understand key employment law issues in the workplace.
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

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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Section 1: Introduction

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

Section 2: Hiring Process

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


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


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


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


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

2 questions
Section 3: Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and PDA: Discrimination

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


This lecture describes the legal analysis of discrimination.


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.


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


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


This lecture describes management's responsibilities concerning reasonable accommodation.


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


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

Quiz 3
3 questions
Section 4: FLSA - W&H: Wages

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.


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


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

2 questions
Section 5: Workplace Privacy

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

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Instructor Biography

Mark Addington, 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.

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