About This Course

Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course will cover statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and other various statutes dealing with public employees. Topics to be included are master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment and minimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions.

Successful graduates of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the roots of the master-servant relationship
  • Distinguish employment from independent contracting
  • Distinguish employment at will from wrongful discharge
  • Identify torts that can be brought against employers
  • Examine discrimination in hiring
  • Discuss accommodation in working conditions
  • Identify labor organizations
  • Discuss unfair labor practices
  • Examine the structure of the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act
  • Identify constitutional protections against discrimination
  • Discuss disability discrimination and accommodations
  • Examine age discrimination in hiring and in retirement
The Center for Legal Studies is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

SHRM Preferred Provider

45 Professional Development Credits

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Course Schedule

Please call 1-800-522-7737 or email info@legalstudies.com for more information.

The Employment Law Certificate Course is offered in the following formats:


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Classes are available from any computer with Internet access.

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  • Hands on practical application exercises
  • Students benefit from direct interaction with the instructor and other students.
  • Once registered, your password and access information will be sent via email prior to the start of class.

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