|Course Title:||Employment Law|
|Course Number:||PA 2208|
|Credits:||2 semester credits|
|Prerequisites:||Grade “C” or better in PA 1102 – Introduction to Law and Contracts or instructor’s permission|
|Recommendations:||This course requires the knowledge of legal analysis, the ability to do light legal research based on directions provided by the instructor, and the aptitude to learn how to draft pleadings or legal documents.|
|Catalog Description:||Provides an overview of the state and federal rules and regulations that govern the employment relationship. The topics of employment at-will shall be addressed, along with exceptions to the at-will doctrine. The course will also address the creation of implied employment contracts, wrongful discharge, employee privacy interests, and wage and hour regulations. Discrimination and sexual harassment will also be discussed with an emphasis on the Minnesota Human Rights Act. Students will study the Federal Title VII Civil Rights Act and its impact on the employment relationship. Recent legislative developments in the employment law arena will also be reviewed.|
|Course Objectives/ Learning Outcomes:||Students will be able to:
Total Semester Hours: 32 Hours
|Course Focus:||Topics include significant legal issues arising out of the employment relationships and introduction to the laws and practices affecting employees and employers as well as labor unions.|
|Outcomes Measures:||The student may take exam(s) and/or prepare various legal document drafting exercises such as memorandums, pleadings, briefs, case chronologies, discovery, and deposition summaries. Case management and computer technology may be used to complete projects assigned.
Numerical grading may be used. The final grade will be a full letter grade (A-F).