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HRER 501: Labor and Employment Law

When you have completed the course it is anticipated that you will know and have advanced understanding of the principles and application of the employment relationship of employer and employee; affirmative action; employment discrimination laws; the National Labor Relations Act; the Occupational Safety and Health Act; Employment Retirement Income and Security Act; Immigration Reform and Control Act; workers' compensation laws; Fair Labor Standards Act; and other important legal aspects relevant in the workplace

HRER 504:  Seminar in Employment Relations

This seminar will provide you with an in-depth introduction to the contemporary American system of employment relations.

HRER 505:  Seminar in Human Resources

This course is based on the premise that all managers will benefit from a foundation in human resources and employment relations. The content focuses on concepts, facts, techniques, and processes that have practical application and implication in all industries including small, medium, and large private, as well as public companies and organizations.

HRER 800:  International and Comparative Employment Relations

This course builds on the strategic foundations of taking businesses abroad. It investigates how multinational organizations are managing their people in this complexity, making strategic choices in international HR/ER that align with the business's intent.

HRER 801:  Comparative and International Labor Law

This course surveys how the employment and labor laws of countries around the world help to shape the practice of international human resource management (IHRM).

HRER 802:  Human Behavior and Organizational Performance

This course will help you define and be able to articulate critical factors that affect behavior within organizations. As a result, you will be able to improve your ability to navigate organizational systems as well as the management of individuals and teams in large and small organizations.

HRER 803:  Human Resources in Multinational Enterprises

This course builds on the strategic foundations of taking businesses abroad. It investigates how multinational organizations are managing their people in this complexity and making strategic choices in international HR/ER that align with the business's intent.

HRER 811:  Labor and Employment Law II

This course will help students continue to acquire skills that enable HR professionals to deal effectively with governmental regulation of the workplace. It covers advanced topics in labor and employment law; such as immigration, unemployment compensation, and safety/health.

HRER 816:  Labor Market Analysis

This course is intended to help you analyze issues surrounding work, the market for labor, and the employment relationship in a rigorous, systematic way. It will explore the interdependence of the economy, workplace structures, labor organizations, household and family structure, and public institutions and policies.

HRER 825 - Strategic Business Tools for HRER Professionals

This course connects Business Strategy, Financial Tools, and HR to an organization's strategic business objectives.

HRER 836:  Diversity in the Workplace

This course has three interrelated components: One component examines the concept of diversity and why it matters. The second component examines employment and discrimination laws, work and family, recruitment and selection policies, and sexual harassment guidelines. The third aspect of the course deals with best practices for successful diversity management in the workplace through recruitment, training, mentoring, promotion, and inclusion and retention of diverse team members.

HRER 860 - Ethical Decision Making for HR Practitioners

This course covers  the use of normative elements associated with ethical decision making, as well as the emerging interest in descriptive ethics, to address important problems human resource managers confront.

HRER 894:  Research Topics

In this course, using a practitioner-scholar approach, you will conceive, design, and present a research project that is expected to use elements from courses you have taken in the HRER program to analyze a business or labor challenge and recommend a proposed solution.

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