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Management (MGMT)

MGMT 483 Compliance and Fairness in Organizations (3) Compliance with employment laws with respect to managing human resources and fair treatment in employer-employee relationships.

MGMT 483 Compliance and Fairness in Organizations (3)

This course is intended for undergraduate students who want to learn more about the laws governing the employment practices introduced in the survey course in human resource management. This course will clarify the legal context within which businesses in general, and managers in particular, manage their employees. Students will learn about the legal rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees. Objectives of the course include learning how to comply with workplace laws and regulations, learning how to legally and effectively implement these requirements in an organization, and, as managers of human resources, knowing how to run a safe and fair workplace. To accomplish these objectives, students will evaluate and analyze federal employment laws and regulations, state employment laws (where applicable), and U.S. Supreme Court rulings. The emphasis will be on providing an informed legal context for managerial behavior. Student achievement of these learning objectives will be evaluated using several methods: students will summarize, interpret, and analyze employment law cases, write and develop a portfolio of critical essays of corporate employment practices, research and present (with team members) a project analyzing a current legal challenge to a specific company employment practice, and prepare a comprehensive written examination of material covered in the course.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: MGMT 341

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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