HR Competencies

• HR Expertise


Managing employment law compliance issues is a major component of human resources. Yet human resources professionals understandably find that the number of legal issues they need to be aware of can be overwhelming. This concentrated full-day program offers an overview of the complex legal issues associated with day-to-day employment decisions and actions. This class provides current information on legislation, court decisions, and enforcement procedures that affect the employment relationship.



  • Employment at-will doctrine
  • At-will exceptions
  • Handbooks and other implied contracts

Interviewing and Selection

  • Job interviews
  • Medical exams
  • Hiring practices

Civil Rights

  • Employment discrimination laws including pregnancy accommodation, where applicable
  • Responding to civil rights claims
  • Sexual and other harassment
  • ADA
  • Retaliation

Medical and Safety Issues

  • FMLA and other leave guidelines
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Drugs and alcohol

Pay Practices

  • FLSA overview, including the new DOL salary basis level
  • Exempt vs. non-exempt classification
  • Common wage and hour violations

Separation and Discharge

  • Investigations
  • Risk analysis of termination
  • RIFs
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Employment references

Who Should Attend

Human resources professionals


Employers Council staff attorney 



0.65 Continuing Education Units
6.00 HRCI-General
Course ID #LEGL148

Class Details

Location:Virtual Learning
Time:8:30 am to 4:00 pm MDT
Member Price:$205.00
Non-Member Price:$310.00
Location:Virtual Learning
Time:8:30 am to 4:00 pm MST
Member Price:$205.00
Non-Member Price:$310.00
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