Human Resource Compliance: Course Details


The complete course is four weeks, from April 1 - 26, 2019.

The class is conducted in a Learning Management System, which places greater responsibility on the learner than other traditional professional development programs. Classes are conducted asynchronously, so there is no single time each week when participants are required to be online. However, participants should commit to spending approximately 4 hours on the class each week.

Coursework and assignments for each week open on Monday morning, and should be completed by the following Sunday evening. Grace periods are given, but interaction is more effective when the entire class is working on the same topic. Participants will connect and collaborate with each other through several forms of interactive media, including short videos and discussion boards.

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Course Description

Week 1: Life Cycle of an Employee: Hiring, Evaluation & Termination

Examine each phase of the employee life cycle, from recruiting, hiring and conducting background checks to setting expectations, managing performance, and ending the relationship. Learn the important elements of a hiring process, understand the do's and don'ts of the interview, develop tools to manage performance and understand when and how to end the employment relationship.

Week 2: Employee Policies

The business office is primarily responsible for setting and communicating employee policies and handbooks. Review the policies required by law, policies that should be included as best practice, and policies and language that promote a school's mission and culture.

Week 3: Defining the Employment Relationship

Schools must clearly define the employment relationship and ensure proper payment of employees under the FLSA. With so many different categories of employees, it is important that key terms, documents and standards are established up front. Focus on the crucial steps to properly define the employment relationship and determine whether the employee should be given an employment contract or an offer letter, whether they are part-time or seasonal, or even independent contractors. Make sure employees are properly classified as exempt or nonexempt, and accurately record compensable hours, leave and overtime. Learn how to handle employees who work in multiple capacities to support the school and challenge your knowledge with a case study.

Week 4: Managing Paid and Unpaid Leave

Ensure an understanding of employee rights to leave and accommodations under FMLA, ADA and workers compensation laws. Discuss the school's obligations to provide a reasonable accommodation and explore what it means to engage in the interactive process in compliance with the ADA. Learn to manage the school's obligations under the FMLA including providing employees with notice of their rights, managing medical certifications and other FMLA forms, and how to properly track leave. Examine special FMLA rules for instructional employees including leave taken over the summer and leave taken toward the end of a school year. Test your knowledge with a quiz and case study.


SHRM Information

Credit Hours: 12

Category: Critical Evaluation

NBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 12 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


HRCI Information

Credit Hours: 12

Category: HR General

NBOA is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for 12 HR General credits towards aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.


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