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HRM 240 Employee and Labor Relations and Risk Management

5 credits
This course examines how employee relations can create a positive organizational culture. This course also covers facets of the labor relations process: collective representation, union organization, bargaining, and negotiations. Other topics include risk management and measures that create a safe and secure work environment.

Prerequisites: ABED 40  (or placement into MATH 87  or higher) and ENGL 99  (or placement into ENGL& 101 )

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of employee and labor relations
  • Explain human resource’s role in employee and labor relations
  • Compare and contrast approaches to disciplinary actions and the various types of alternative dispute resolution procedures in a union or non-union setting
  • Identify the principal state and federal laws that provide the framework for employee and labor relations
  • Describe labor relations processes such as collective representation, union organization, bargaining, and negotiations
  • Discuss the process of unionization
  • Explain how employee relations can create a positive organizational culture
  • Respond appropriately to information about employee and labor relations conveyed in verbal, non-verbal, written, and symbolic ways 
  • Describe major societal trends in workplace safety
  • Identify the federal and state laws and basic provisions related to risk management, including occupational health, safety, and security
  • Explain measures that create a safe and secure work environment
  • Explain the importance of strategically managing risk and safety 

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50