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Federal Employment Laws That Impact Compensation and Benefits

Course#: 15
Category: Foundation Courses
Field of Study: Business Law
Audience: HR Managers, HR Generalists
Level of Difficulty: Overview
Delivery Method: QAS Self Study
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
This online course offers an overview of various U.S. federal employment laws that impact compensation and benefits administration. This information is critical because we live in a litigious society. Employers and Human Resources professionals must know exactly what federal law requires regarding employee compensation and benefits administration. They also must understand federal employment law requirements regarding record keeping, hiring, and discharge to insure compliance with employment law, labor laws, and regulations affecting compensation and benefits management.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify Federal laws that impact compensation and benefits in the U.S.
  • Differentiate between Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
  • Define disparate treatment and disparate impact
  • Recognize conditions for justifiable pay differences and those that are not
  • Define comparable worth
  • Identify who is covered by FLSA regulations
  • Recognize the significance of prevailing wage laws
  • Specify how tax laws impact compensation
  • Recognize benefit programs that are regulated by Federal law
  • Identify Workers’ Compensation coverage and costs
  • Specify what ERISA is and its requirements
*The Course Credit List displays credits and credit types offered by location.

Course Price:  Free!
Exam Price:  $49.00

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