The Virtual Certificate in Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management Seminar is conducted live in an instructor-led, virtual environment.  Attendees participate in eight, two-hour sessions until the program is completed.  Each registered participant will have access to extensive materials and real-world case studies, online discussion boards with direct access to faculty members and recorded sessions for a full year after completion of the program.


This seminar provides comprehensive and practical coverage of the most important aspects of human resource work. The objective of the program is to help participants who are new to the human resources field immediately become more effective on the job, while helping them prepare for greater responsibilities.


Seminar Content

Employment Discrimination Law

  • Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (discrimination and retaliation)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (including reasonable accommodation and undue hardship)
  • The 1991 Civil Rights Act
  • The Equal Pay Act
  • Executive Order 11246/Affirmative Action
  • The Rehabilitation Act
  • State discrimination laws

Kinds of Discrimination

  • Disparate treatment
  • Disparate impact
  • Harassment (including sexual harassment)

How Discrimination is Proven

  • Direct evidence (“smoking guns”)
  • Circumstantial evidence
  • Statistical/numerical evidence

Specific Laws/Rules Regarding Employment Termination

  • “Employment at-will”
  • Public policy discharge
  • Implied contracts
  • Whistle-blower laws

Labor Standards Laws

  • Fair Labor Standard Act (wage-hour, overtime, child labor)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act
  • Family & Medical Leave Act

Labor Law – The National Labor Relations Act


  • Worker’s Compensation
  • WARN

Potential Personal/Individual Liability of the Manager/Supervisor

Safety and Security Issues in Today’s Workplace

Employee Selection: Hiring and Interviewing Employees

  • How to avoid costly hiring mistakes
  • What to look for
  • What not to ask
  • Negligent hiring
  • Objective vs. subjective criteria
  • Workplace diversity issues
  • Employee orientation
  • Drug testing/medical evaluations

Managing, Training and Supervising Employees

  • What is/is not “harassment” on the job
  • The importance of good communication
  • Negligent retention/supervision
  • Job assignments/onerous work/overtime
  • Employee safety
  • Job accommodation/pregnancy/family-medical leaves
  • Employee privacy/electronic monitoring
  • Drug and alcohol policies/practice
  • Investigating/reporting employee complaints
  • The supervisor or manager who keeps notes, a diary, or a notebook about his/her employees

Evaluating/Appraising Employees

  • Importance of the evaluation in litigation/employee relations
  • The biggest obstacles to honest, accurate evaluations
  • How to correct performance/conduct problems
  • The self-appraisal as an important management tool
  • How to say what you mean on an evaluation

Employee Discharge and Discipline

  • A detailed checklist for supervisors and managers to reduce the likelihood of “wrongful discharge” and/or claims of discrimination
  • Unemployment claims
  • Requests for a job reference/defamation risks


Summer Session

July 20, 22, 27 and 29, 2021

Daily schedule:  10:30 am EST – 12:30 pm EST (30 minute break) 1:00 pm EST – 3:00 pm EST



Important note – While participants are asked to participate in all live sessions, we realize that may not always be possible.  For this reason, all sessions will be available on an on-demand basis within 24 hours if you miss a live presentation.  You will only be allowed to miss one, two-hour session to receive your certificate.


Full Program – 16 PDCs for SHRM and 16 hours of credit for HRCI

*This program can earn participants CLE credit.  Please call or email if would like more information.



Online (credit card or bill your employer)

Certificate in Legal Aspects of HR Management Seminar

Cost: $1,375

SHRM has pre-approved this seminar for Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.

IAML is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® has pre-approved these programs towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.

IAML certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the minimum continuing legal education rules and regulations of the states listed below.


IAML’s faculty is a veritable “who’s who” of leading attorneys and consultants with excellent academic credentials and extensive real world experience.  Each member has enjoyed high ratings for their presentation skills and is an industry thought leader who inspires and shares our focus of ensuring the highest quality training programs available.

Gregg Jay Tucek, Esq.
Attorney & Vice President at Bashas’, Inc.

“This was a great program!  One of the most useful programs I have attended in a long time.  Instructors were awesome!”

Dean Goodwin

Deputy Director, Administration, Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy

“Emily Shoda was truly inspiring.  She gave me the energy that I needed to continue in the field of HR.  I would recommend her session to entry level HR professionals as well as a refresher for seasoned professionals.”

Patrice Terrell

Director of Contracts and Compliance, Fort Valley State University

“The seminar was very good.  It covered a lot of pertinent information.  I felt I learned quite a bit that will have an immediate impact on my job.”

Bobbi Britton

Sr. Human Resources Consultant, Deltic Timber Corporation

“The facilitators were excellent!  I will be able to use key learning tools from the seminar immediately within my organization.  Thank you again for another awesome course!”

Michi Eaton

Regional Human Resources Manager, AutoVin


IAML is confident you are going to find this program to be highly beneficial and a fantastic use of your training budget.   If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your tuition costs.


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