Employment Law (PLGL 0112)

E-mail: execinfo@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

George Mason University in collaboration with The Center for Legal Studies offers Employment Law Certificate Course Online.

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, antidiscrimination in employment and minimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions.

  • 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
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Employment Law
  • Lesson 2: Labor Management Relations
  • Lesson 3: Economic Weapons
  • Lesson 4: Racial Discrimination
  • Lesson 5: Sex or National Origin Discrimination
  • Lesson 6: Age and Disability Discrimination

This is an accelerated course. You will be expected to spend an average of at least 8 hours per week reading and completing assignments. Students are required to complete writing assignments for each lesson, exams and Bulletin Board Assignments. Please note that extensions will not be granted for this online course.

Textbooks are not included in the course registration fee.

Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals, 2nd edition, by Clyde E. Craig, this book is available from The Center for Legal Studies.

Highly Recommended Legal Resources:
Oran’s Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition, by Daniel Oran. Clifton Park: Delmar Cengage Learning

Order books directly from The Center for Legal Studies at 800-522-7737 or at their Online Store.

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