Employment Law for Managers

Course Code
BL 514
2.25 hours
  • Fall 22 (B)
Graduate Standing excluding OMBA, JD, MACL, LLM, and SJD
Employment Law for Managers --- LAW- This course focuses on creating frameworks for assessing the legal issues in common managerial situations. We will discuss practical implications for managerial responsibilities such as hiring, firing and giving performance reviews as well as common workplace issues like harassment and discrimination. The goal of this course is to engage you to better evaluate future employment issues and be a more effective manager. This course is targeted toward anyone who expects to manage or supervise others, whether directly or indirectly, in large or small organizations. The focus is on the standards governing workplace conduct so managers understand their own rights as well as the rights of those who work for them. It will be useful for students who intend to run their own business, aspire to be a manager, work in human resources, or need to understand employment issues as a consultant. Major topics include: employee / employer relationships; hiring, firing, and evaluating employees; employee privacy rights; employee benefits; labor unions and the rights of non-unionized workers; discrimination, such as race, disability, and gender discrimination, and the potential liability of companies, managers, and individuals employees in those situations. The class will focus heavily on the application of the law in actual and hypothetical situations. As a result, many of the class discussions will concentrate on course opinions and litigated situations.

BL 514 fulfills the MBA Law/Ethics Requirement. Prior to the Fall 2014 term, this course was called LHC 514.

Taught By
Dana Muir
  • Robert L. Dixon Collegiate Professor of Business
  • Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Law
  • Area Chair of Business Law
Professor Muir is a nationally recognized expert on fiduciary and remedial issues especially in the fields of investments, pension plan funding, plan...