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PAL 135 - Employee Benefits

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course introduces students to the blend of legal theory and practical legal skills that comprise employment law. The students will study the employment relationship from responding to advertisements for employment, interviewing, pre-employment testing, contracts of hire, employment compensation and benefits, employment evaluation through termination of employment. Issues of employment discrimination, equal pay, wage laws and the Family Medical Leave Act will be discussed.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of employment issues.
  2. Define issues of employment discrimination.
  3. Identify tools and remedies available to address employment issues.
  4. Describe the employee’s right to privacy versus the employer’s right to monitor the workplace.
  5. Identify safety requirements in the workplace and Worker’s Compensation.
Listed Topics
  1. Employee benefits
  2. Compensation and Human Resources Management
  3. Health benefits
  4. Retirement benefit plans
  5. Costing employee benefits
  6. Flexible benefits
  7. Harassment in the workplace
  8. Historical review of benefits
  9. Benefits and productivity
  10. Disability and Survivors Benefits including Social Security
  11. Exclusive benefits, executive perks and outplacement services
  12. Future trends in benefits
  13. Unemployment
Reference Materials
Contemporary texts, internet and current library databases.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/28/2013

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