Do human resources issues keep you up at night? Upon completion of this certification, you will have a better understanding of the fundamentals of employment and human resources law through the thorough review of statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions. After exploring constitutional concepts and legislation governing workplace privacy, learners will understand the processes and goals of workplace investigations. You will study the foundations and evolution of the statutes which prohibit workplace discrimination and their impact on the current workplace environment.

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Florida State University College of Law is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. Fundamentals of Employment & Human Resources Law, Workplace Investigations, and Employment Discrimination are SHRM approved at this time.

 

Courses

Fundamentals of Employment & Human Resources Law

This course will provide a detailed overview of U.S. employment law, including discussion of the major federal employment law statutes (FLSA, Title VII, ADA, FMLA), workplace safety, the role of unions in the modern workforce, and essential employment documents (offer letters, restrictive covenant agreements, and employee handbooks). 

Instructor: Brad deBeaubien, of Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP

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This course is worth 16 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs).

The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program provides quality legal education courses to members of The Florida Bar. This course has been approved for 5.0 CLE Credits by The Florida Bar's Continuing Legal Education program.

Workplace Investigations

Step into my office, please. Learn about considerations needed to conduct proper workplace investigations for employment issues, including common issues and how to address concerns relating to these inquiries. This course will help you understand the goals of these investigations and what may impact their outcomes. Additionally, you will walk away with tips to help during difficult conversations

Instructor: Dabney Ware, of Foley & Lardner LLP

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This course is worth 18 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs).

The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program provides quality legal education courses to members of The Florida Bar. This course has been approved for 5.5 CLE Credits by The Florida Bar's Continuing Legal Education program

Employment Discrimination

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), more than 67,000 claims of workplace discrimination were filed in 2020. Learn more about the federal statutes which prohibit workplace intolerance, as well as the rights, remedies, defenses, and protections that apply. Delve into the evolution of employment discrimination policies, and learn how the current workplace environment is affected. 

Instructors: Rob Sniffen and Jeff Slanker, of Sniffen & Spellman, P.A.

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This course is worth 20 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs).

The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program provides quality legal education courses to members of The Florida Bar. This course has been approved for 8.5 CLE Credits by The Florida Bar's Continuing Legal Education program.

Workplace Privacy

Understand the common law concepts of privacy. Learn about the federal and state constitutional laws and legislation governing workplace privacy. Study the effects and limits of workplace monitoring and employment screening. Explore the potential bases for legal actions and different types of privacy agreements.

Instructors: Greg Hearing & Kevin Sullivan, of GrayRobinson

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Learn more about this certification at StoopsColab.com.

Instructors 


Brad deBeaubien

Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, LLP

deBeaubien teaches Fundamentals of Employment & Human Resources Law

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Greg Hearing

GrayRobinson, P.A.

Hearing co-teaches Workplace Privacy

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Jeff Slanker

Sniffen & Spellman, P.A.

Slanker co-teaches Employment Discrimination

Learn more about Jeff Slanker


Rob Sniffen

Sniffen & Spellman, P.A.

Sniffen co-teaches Employment Discrimination

Learn more about Rob Sniffen 


Kevin Sullivan

GrayRobinson, P.A. 

Sullivan co-teaches Workplace Privacy

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Dabney Ware

Foley & Lardner LLP

Ware teaches Workplace Investigations

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should enroll in these courses?
Business executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone in the business world who is interested in advancing their business knowledge and obtaining a professional certification. 

Can I just take one of the above courses?
Yes. While learners must take every course listed above to earn the Certification in Employment and Human Resources Law, they may also choose to take any of the courses as stand-alone classes.

How long is each course?
Each course has five to six weeks of content, but learners will have eight weeks to complete the requirements. Courses will be offered starting on the following dates:

  • January 9, 2023
  • March 20, 2023
  • May 29, 2023
  • August 7, 2023 

How much time should I expect to spend on classwork every week?
For each course, learners can expect to spend four to eight hours per week reviewing course content and engaging in interactive videos and discussion board conversations. Additionally, one in-person check-in with the instructor is required prior to the final assessment. 

Will I need to purchase any textbooks or other required course materials?
No. Downloadable forms, transcripts, and other useful resources will be made available to all learners. 

How are the courses graded?
Courses are offered on a pass/fail basis. Learners must participate in the online check-in with their instructor prior to the final assessment and must score at least 75% on the final assessment to complete each course.

In these completely virtual courses, how will I interact with others?
The innovative learning format of these courses allows hardworking professionals to conveniently meet, collaborate, and network with other business professionals. Discussion boards and check-ins with the instructor will allow for engaging conversations. We also encourage learners to join the Stoops Colab Community to further engage with other learners, instructors, and the community.

Can I use the information obtained in these courses as legal advice?
The information provided in each of the above courses does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. The course information serves educational and informational purposes, but the Stoops Center of Law and Business expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken by course participants based on any or all of the information or other content provided by these courses. 

 


Disclaimer: Please note that participation in the Employment and Human Resources Law Certification program (a) will not result in a degree from, alumni status with, or earned credit at Florida State University or FSU College of Law (or, to FSU's knowledge, any other institution), (b) will not be recorded on a Florida State University or FSU College of Law transcript, and (c) does not guarantee or suggest that a participant will be admitted to Florida State University, FSU College of Law, or to any other university or institution.

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