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Web Schedule Spring 2021

Revision Date: 29-Dec-20

ST in BUS: Employment Law

Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 02-15-2021 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-28-2021 - Refund Policy
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Comments: Flex section - students will work at their own pace to complete course objectives by the end of the term. Contact a CCV advisor for more information about this format.

Course Description:

This course examines employment law and prevention of discriminatory practices in all areas of employment. Students will gain familiarity with both federal and state laws governing employment and will develop a personal approach for maintaining current knowledge within their field. Legal procedures for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, promoting, and dismissing employees will be emphasized. The development of organizational policies which ensure organizational adherence to employment laws will also be discussed. Prerequisite: Human Resource Management.

Essential Objectives:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the employment relationship, including differentiating between employees and independent contractors and the nature of employment contracts, arbitration agreements, and at-will employment.
2. Discuss the historical development of significant employment laws and policies and current trends in the field.
3. Analyze significant federal and state laws governing employment including equal opportunity laws governing harassment, privacy, leave, wages and hours.
4. Examine the role of human resource professionals in ensuring adherence to employment law and developing and promoting sound organizational policies.
5. Explain the legal and ethical considerations governing recruitment, hiring, and training of new employees.
6. Describe applicable state and federal laws and ethical considerations for evaluating, rewarding disciplining and terminating employees.
7. Demonstrate familiarity with professional tools and resources for monitoring changes in employment law.
8. Discuss the impact of non-compliance with employment law including but not limited to litigation, fines, and damage to organizational reputation.


This is a flex class, which means you can do on your own time schedule. Here is a bit about this new format:

If you want more information, please contact your advisor.

Methods will include:

1. Discussion forums, where replies are optional.

2. "Applying Concepts" writing assignments, where students respond to prompts and apply the concepts covered in each module.

3. Quizzes - covering topics within the module where they are placed.

4. Final Project - research paper.

Evaluation Criteria:

Participation (discussion forums): 30%

Quizzes: 25%

Assignments (Applying Concepts): 25%

Final Project: 20%

Grading Criteria:

97-100 A+

77-79 C+

93-96 A

73-76 C

90-92 A-

70-72 C-

87-89 B+

67-69 D+

83-86 B

63-66 D

80-82 B-

60-62 D-

< 60: F (no credit)


Spring 2021 textbook data will be available on December 2. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.


The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Attendance Policy:

With regards to attendance, academic honesty, student integrity and behavior, and the like, please familiarize yourself with CCV policies. You can find them HERE(Links to an external site.)


See the Canvas classroom for the entire layout of the class

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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