HR Competencies

• HR Expertise


To enable human resources professionals, managers, and supervisors to identify and address the unique legal issues involved in making employment decisions.

Human resources professionals, managers, and supervisors understandably find that the number of legal issues they need to be aware of can be overwhelming. Courts have weighed in and stated that the failure to train managers and supervisors on basic employment law issues is an “extraordinary mistake.” This concentrated full day program offers an overview of the complex legal issues associated with day- to-day employment decisions and actions with a specific overview of government employer issues. This class will also identify those employment laws that may not apply to governmental entities.



  • Employment at-will doctrine
  • At-will exceptions including constitutional issues
  • Handbooks and other implied contracts
  • Due process principles
  • Open Records Act

Interviewing and Selection

  • Hiring practices
  • Job interviews
  • Medical exams
  • Background screening

Civil Rights

  • Employment discrimination laws including pregnancy accommodation, where applicable
  • Sexual and other harassment
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Retaliation

Medical and Safety Issues

  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Drugs and alcohol

Pay Practices

  • Fair Labor Standards Act overview and its unique rules for public employers
  • Exempt vs. non-exempt classification and teh DOL salary basis level
  • Common wage and hour violations

Separation and Discharge

  • Investigations
  • Separation—layoff, discharge, and resignation
  • Unemployment compensation

Designed For

Primarily for human resources professionals working for governmental entities and special districts, and will also benefit public sector managers and supervisors


0.65 Continuing Education Units
6.00 HRCI-General
Course ID #LEGL128

Class Details

Location:Grand Junction Housing Authority, 8 Foresight Cir, Grand Junction, CO 81505-1014
Time:8:30 am to 4:00 pm
List Price:$245.00
Location:Employers Council - Northern Regional Office, 5250 Hahns Peak Dr Ste 140, Loveland, CO 80538-8712
Time:8:30 am to 4:00 pm
List Price:$245.00
Location:Employers Council, 1799 N Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203-1310
Time:8:30 am to 4:00 pm
List Price:$245.00

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