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BH302 Employee and Labor Relations

Certificate Track: Human Resource Management

This course gives you an overview of this important subject starting with a brief history of U.S. employment law including union organizing and collective bargaining. It is the first of two law courses within the PSU HR certificate program. The course then proceeds to explain how landmark legislation like the 1964 and 1991 Civil Rights Act determines ethical behavior in the modern work environment. This class is grounded in legal theroy, and seeks to provide students a very practical overview of employee relations and labor relations in both union and non-union environments.

What You Cover

  • Employee versus independent contractor
  • Unlawful discrimination protections and claims
  • Obligations of being a federal government contractor
  • Unlawful harassment in the workplace
  • Workers compensation and unemployment compensation
  • Union organizing and collective bargaining
  • Workplace safety

How You Benefit

  • Discover the legal relationships that employers have with their employees
  • Understand how the law impacts many decisions affecting employees
  • Learn how to ask the right questions before making key employment decisions

Cost: $549
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.

Corbett Gordon

Corbett Gordon joined the Labor & Employment group at Tonkon Torp in 2013 after 11 years as a founder and senior counsel in the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips. Prior to that, she was a senior partner in her own firm for seven years. Corbett has over three decades of experience representing public and private sector employers in a range of matters including their interactions with labor unions in Oregon and Washington. Corbett defends employers in court on employment matters; in 1999 she successfully argued an ADA case before the Supreme Court.

Dan Grinfas

Dan Grinfas counsels employers and conducts management and employee training in various employment-related areas, including workplace harassment, civil rights laws, wage and hour laws, OFLA and FMLA, disability laws and reasonable accommodation, injured-worker laws, legal hiring practices, and policy writing and employer record-keeping requirements. He represents employers before administrative agencies, including the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Management of Human Resources(BH101) is strongly recommended as the first course, especially for those entering the certificate program with less than two years experience in the field.

For information on bringing this course onsite, please contact Carmen Schwisow

Applies Towards the Following Certificate:
Human Resource Management