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Legal Aspects of HR is a Course

Legal Aspects of HR

Jan 8, 2024 - Feb 11, 2024
2 CEUs

$625 Enroll

Full course description

5 Weeks

3-8 Hours/Week


Course Type:

2.0 Units with SHRM®

Course Description

Local, state and federal laws affect much of the work done in human resources departments, and it is crucial that, as an HR leader, you understand these regulations. Our Legal Aspects course helps you navigate this complicated terrain and ensure that your company maintains a safe, fair and equitable working environment.

Using case studies, lectures and examples, this course will cover the following subject areas:

  • Legal Compliance
  • Crisis Management
  • Risk Management
  • Employment and Discrimination Issues
  • Health and Safety

Required Textbooks

None. The instructor will provide all the necessary resources within the course.


  • Design and develop plans to help your company mitigate legal and other risks.
  • Consider the best methods for working within appropriate legal aspects.
  • Ensure that your company and employees are safe and protected.

Course Instructor

Alexander A. Wheatley

Associate at Fisher Philips, Portland, OR

Alex defends employers in employment-related administrative claims and lawsuits and has litigated several jury trials and argued numerous motions in both state and federal court. He also advises and provides training to company owners and supervisors on issues relating to workplace discrimination, family leave, wage and hour laws, and noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreements.

Alex graduated from the University of Alabama and The Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. He graduated magna cum laude from Lewis & Clark, where he received the Legal Analysis and Writing Honors Award and served on the Editorial Board of Environmental Law as the Editor for the online journal.

Alex has been admitted to the bar in both Oregon and Washington.