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Introduction to Employment Law   

Gain an overview and analysis of the federal employment laws, plus real case studies. 


  • Recognize the guidelines related to employee hiring practices 
  • Identify the elements of an employee handbook and company policies that are used to enforce personnel practices 
  • Recognize the legal requirements related to employee pay structure and record-keeping of employee records 
  • Describe the principles of anti-discrimination laws 
  • Recognize the legal guidelines that apply when terminating employees and the steps to reduce the risk of litigation 
  • Differentiate between independent contractors versus employees in terms of tax obligations, workers’ compensation, job benefits, and liability for worker’s action or injury to work 

The class will cover an overview of federal employment laws, the rights they confer on employees, and the corresponding responsibility on employers, as well as the processes involved in enforcing these rights and respective responsibilities. In addition to an overview and analysis of the federal employment laws, the class will provide real case studies to provide students with an understanding of how the laws apply to each stage of employment and how such application translates to real employment settings.


Item: W36353
CEUs:  1.2
Schedule: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 4 M - 2/27/2023 - 3/20/2023

Instructor(s):  James Hopkins
Location: BVONL   Room: Online

Online registration closes 1 week before the class start date.

Required textbook: The SHRM Essential Guide to Employment Law, 1st ed., by Charles H. Fleischer, ESQ.
Optional textbook: Employment Law for Washington State A Primer, 4th ed., by James H. Hopkins, JD SPHR.

In order to access the course materials, students must have a Bellevue College NetID. Please click here to create your NetID account.

Online courses require an internet connection and the ability to interact both through audio and video using either a web cam/microphone, speakers/headset using a computer or via a mobile phone connection. Any costs associated with connectivity or equipment are the responsibility of the student.

Total cost: $299.00