Dec 06, 2023
MGMT 225 - Legal Issues in Labor Management
(also listed as MGMT 225 . Credit cannot be received for both HMGT 207 and MGMT 225 )
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 MG 207.
3 semester hours
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, how and why AA plans are developed and identify the “myths” of Affirmative Action.
- Explain what OSHA is and what it requires of employers and employees.
- Explain what FICA, FUTA, Americans with Disabilities, Immigration Reform and Control and the 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, 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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