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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. Today's human resources professional must have a basic understanding of the federal and state laws and regulations governing the employer-employee relationship.  This course gives you a legal but very practical overview of employee and labor relations in both union and non-union environments.

Register now buttonWhat You Cover

  • An introduction to and history of employment law and the legal system
  • Legal hiring practices, employment eligibility, employee classification
  • State and federal labor laws and civil rights laws
  • Unlawful workplace discrimination and harassment
  • Legal issues with complaint investigations and handling administrative agency claims
  • State and federal wage and hour laws
  • State and federal family and medical leave laws
  • Workers' compensation and injured worker rights
  • Disability laws and reasonable accommodation obligations
  • Workplace posting requirements

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: $629
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.

Instructor: 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).


Instructor: Kyle Abraham, PHR, SHRM-CP

Kyle Abraham, PHR, SHRM-CP represents employers in both traditional labor and employment law matters. He works with businesses of all sizes, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations. In his employment law practice, Kyle works closely with employers to develop effective workplace policies, and he provides proactive advice and counsel. Additionally, Kyle is a trained, certified and experienced workplace investigator, and he regularly conducts investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or other sensitive issues. Kyle is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented clients before U.S. circuit and district courts, Oregon and Washington state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, and other state and federal agencies. Kyle leverages his experience to help employers anticipate and resolve problems at the earliest possible stage and in a cost-effective manner, with the confidence and capability to defend employers if the matter escalates to litigation.

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.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate:
Human Resource Management

Questions  Questions about this program or course?  Contact Nicole Sisco.

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