Course Detail: ELCC - Employment Law Certificate Course

Course Description

Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course will cover statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and other various statutes dealing with public employees. Topics to be included are master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment and minimum wages and maximum hours,as well as regulation of working conditions. 

Who should enroll?

Our Employment Law Certificate Course is a distance learning or independent study course designed for individuals pursuing careers in law and human resources. Upon completing this course, students will gain a deeper understanding of the main areas of employment law, and how they are informed,developed, and dealt with by the courts and tribunals.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the roots of the master-servant relationship
  • Distinguish employment from independent contracting
  • Distinguish employment at will from wrongful discharge
  • Identify torts that can be brought against employers
  • Examine discrimination in hiring
  • Discuss accommodation in working conditions
  • Identify labor organizations
  • Discuss unfair labor practices
  • Examine the structure of the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act
  • Identify constitutional protections against discrimination
  • Discuss disability discrimination and accommodations
  • Examine age discrimination in hiring and in retirement
Registration Deadlines
Course Begins              Register By                    Course Ends
August 23August 27October 8, 2021
October 18
October 21
December 3, 2021
January 10
January 14
February 25, 2022
March 7
March 11
April 22, 2022
May 2
May 6
June 17, 2022
June 27
July 1
August 12, 2022

Required Books

Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals, 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-7355-0777-7

Recommended Books

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition - ISBN 978-1-4180-8091-4


There are no prerequisites to take the course.

Contact Hours

45 contact hours 




Course Resources
Employment Law Certificate Course - Online - SYLLABUS (PDF Document)

Available Sessions