Employment Law Fundamentals

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Course Description


Learn the basics of Employment Law, the potential pitfalls and ways to keep yourself out of court so that you can grow your business by hiring, evaluating, and managing employees. 


This course will discuss all the necessary information you need to know about employees and independent consultants, what benefits you are responsible for, taxes, discrimination issues, unionization, and workplace safety.  You will learn the ins and outs of how to advertise a job position, and how to effectively interview so that your hiring process goes smoothly.  Learn good evaluation techniques and how to resolve problems before they become really big issues.  However, not everyone is in the right place, and you may have to terminate someone from your employment, and this class will help you to do it the right way. 


Employment laws are both at the federal and state levels and every business owner is responsible for them. While this course is NOT a replacement for knowing and understanding the employment laws that affect your business, this course will reveal the most common employment laws and how they can affect the way you do business.  This course is a must for anyone who wishes to learn how to be an effective employer, supervisor, or manager and will be of benefit to

any small business owner or a corporate executive, manager, supervisor, or human resource specialist.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics


Lesson One: The Employment Relationship

Lesson Two: The Process of Hiring Employees

Lesson Three: Evaluating Performance

Lesson Four: Termination

Lesson Five: Employee Compensation and Benefits

Lesson Six: Taxes

Lesson Seven: Leave Policies

Lesson Eight: Workplace Safety

Lesson Nine: Discrimination

Lesson Ten: Disabilities

Lesson Eleven: Unions and Labor Relations

Lesson Twelve: Legal Issues

Lesson Thirteen: Miscellaneous Topics

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with one or two assignments. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the employment relationship.
  • Describe the process of hiring employees.
  • Describe evaluating performance.
  • Define termination.
  • Describe employee compensation and benefits.
  • Know taxes.
  • Know leave policies.
  • Identify workplace safety.
  • Describe discrimination.
  • Describe disabilities.
  • Describe unions and labor relations.
  • Know legal issues, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment2
Lesson One: The Employment Relationship12
Lesson 2 Assignment2
Lesson Two: The Process of Hiring Employees11
Lesson Three: Evaluating Performance11
Lesson Four: Termination7
Lesson Five: Employee Compensation and Benefits11
Lesson Six: Taxes11
Lesson Seven: Leave Policies12
Lesson Eight: Workplace Safety9
Lesson 9 Assignment2
Lesson Nine: Discrimination12
Lesson Ten: Disabilities10
Lesson Eleven: Unions and Labor Relations11
Lesson 12 Assignment2
Lesson Twelve: Legal Issues12
Lesson 13 Assignment2
Lesson Thirteen: Miscellaneous Topics10
The Final Exam58
Total Points:207

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