Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HMGT 207 - Legal Issues in Labor Management

Introduction to the legal implications of employer/employee relations. Topics include a brief history of the labor movement in the United States, the major acts establishing the framework for labor/management relations, union negotiations, procedures and contracts, and the economic impact of unionization. Discrimination in employment, Title VII and its implications in hiring, firing, and working conditions, as well as other statutes and regulations affecting employment relations. PREREQUISITE(S): HMGT 211 , MGMT 207  or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly HM 207.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Assess the concept of fair and equal employment and the reasons for the many labor laws.
  • Define the concept of equal pay for equal work and identify the exemptions in equal pay.
  • Discuss Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and what it means for all workers.
  • Discuss the concept of affirmative action (AA), discuss how and why AA plans are developed, and identify the “myths” of affirmative action.
  • Explain what Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is and what it requires of employers and employees.
  • Explain what Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA), Americans with Disabilities, Immigration Reform and Control and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are.
  • Discuss the reasons for and legal applications of employment testing and polygraph testing, as well as drug and alcohol testing.
  • Summarize the history of organized labor and explain why unions exist.
  • Explain what collective bargaining is, explain the collective bargaining process, and identify the laws that govern the union-management relationship.
  • Discuss the grievance process and the role of the arbitrator and mediator.

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