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Employment Law Fundamentals - Online  

Learn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate, and manage employees. Learn the difference between an employee and an 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. This course is a must for anyone who is (or aspires to be) a supervisor, manager, or human resources professional.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.
  • Identify laws that govern employee benefits, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Explore recruitment processes, resume screening, job offers, evaluation processes, termination, and more.
  • Learn about the litigation process used to resolve disputes in court, the EEOC process, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
  • Take a deeper look into Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Discover the many issues related to workplace safety by learning about OSHA's general and specific duty provisions, workers' compensation, and violence prevention.

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Requirements: Internet access, e-mail, Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser.

You will need to create a login for your online classroom. Go to www.ed2go.com/ksuconed. Find your course by browsing the catalog or using the search bar. Click the "Add to Cart" button (this site does not accept payments - you will not be charged here). Select your start date and then create a Username and Password. You must make an 80 or higher on the final exam (online) to successfully complete the course. You may only take the exam once.

If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-3355 or online@kennesaw.edu.


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