Course Details

Employment Law

Employment Law is designed to pick up where your other courses leave off. Equipped with strategies for managing intellectual property and business planning, you must consider how it will all work within the employment structure of your enterprise. Whether you plan to start your own business or work within an existing company, you will be faced with legal issues relating to human capital. To that end, this course will start with the legal consequences of how workers are classified, an issue central to running a business, managing others, and knowing your own rights. We will then talk about the risks and opportunities around granting and receiving job security through written contracts and other devices. After that, we will cover questions of utmost importance to workers and employers in the current legal-social-political climate: workplace privacy and employment discrimination. Both areas of law are in flux, and are crucial to risk management on the employer side and legal rights on the employee side. Course assessments will consist of weekly quizzes as well as a take-home examination and a capstone assignment during the assessment period. The capstone assignment is a 30-minute team presentation. Teams will select a future working role, confront a set of employment-law problems in that role, and then use knowledge and strategies learned in the course to propose courses of action.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 925-0


Course History

Spring 2018
Title: Employment Law
Faculty: Provenzano, Susan E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 45     Actual: 29

Spring 2016
Title: Employment Law
Faculty: Provenzano, Susan E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 24     Actual: 16

Spring 2015
Title: Employment Law
Faculty: Provenzano, Susan E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 25     Actual: 10