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University of New Mexico Continuing Education

Employee and Labor Relations (HRCI: PHR/SPHR-aligned)

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This course focuses on the federal laws and regulations that affect employee and labor relations. It discusses individual employment rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint process, and the role HR plays in the employment litigation process. The course also identifies strategies for facilitating positive employee relations and employee involvement in an organization. Finally, the course outlines methods for evaluating employee relations and the effectiveness of employee relations programs in the organization. Positive and constructive relations between employers, employees, and unions are important for the success and growth of any organization. This course examines some of the problematic behavior and performance situations and how an organization can work to improve them. The course then presents a process to initiate disciplinary action aimed at giving erring employees a chance to improve and to avoid undesirable employment litigations. The course goes on to discuss the alternative dispute resolution approaches as a way to prevent the escalation of disciplinary actions and termination of employees into lawsuits. The course also discusses the importance and roles of organizational policies, procedures, and work rules and how managers and HR professionals can work to make sure that employees understand and follow them. This course examines the unionization process laid out by the National Labor Relations Act. Labor regulations also identify unfair labor practices by employers, such as activities that inhibit employees' effort to unionize, or inhibit their employment rights and conditions of work. The course goes on to discuss the process, subjects of, and approaches for collective bargaining between unions and employers. The course also presents strikes, picketing, and secondary boycotts as the legal means of protest by employees. This course is created to help HR professionals preparing for the Human Resource Certification Institute's Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible. This is an online class. Dates and times are placeholders only. this class is taken on your own computer at the times and dates that are convenient to you.


Oct 14, 2020


Human Resources , Business & Management





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University of New Mexico Continuing Education

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