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    May 20, 2024  
Courses of Study through eCornell 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Employment Law for Leaders Certificate


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From the hiring process to privacy and compensation, employment law is a critical component of the relationship between organizations and workers. Contrary to popular belief, however, the law does not have all the answers to today’s tricky business situations. This certificate program draws attention both to the aspects of the law that involve specific legal protections and constraints, as well as to the zones of discretion within which employers and employees can act. You will start in the first course by developing a solid foundation in U.S. employment law: what you need to know and what you need to keep in mind in your business in order to avoid litigation. Subsequent courses cover specific areas of interest in the workplace, such as employee privacy, wages and benefits, anti-discrimination policies, and intellectual property rights. In each of these courses, you will begin with the basic outlines of the most important laws that relate to the topic under discussion. After you gain a baseline understanding, you’ll go beyond it to explore the discretionary areas within the law. This program gives you the opportunity to study real-world cases which challenged and in some cases divided the courts. You’ll read the cases, compare your assessments with those of your peers, then read the judges’ decisions. Throughout the program, projects will give you the opportunity to explore how each topic area relates to your own workplace.

For the best experience in this program it is strongly recommended that you start with the first course, Employment Law in Practice.

Key Takeaways


  • Assess the goals and boundaries of employment law that affect an organization and its practices
  • Develop, inform, and implement appropriate employee privacy and autonomy policies
  • Conduct all activities consistently with the federal prohibitions on workplace discrimination as well as state and local laws
  • Anticipate and avoid potential pitfalls surrounding wage and benefit laws
  • Protect your organization from having former employees divulge trade secrets

What You’ll Earn


  • Employment Law for Leaders Certificate from Cornell Law School
  • 50 Professional Development Hours (5 CEUs)

Who Should Enroll


  • Business professionals
  • Professionals in heavily regulated industries
  • Compliance professionals
  • Risk management professionals
  • Business owners
  • Contract administrators

Total Investment


  • 2.5 months to complete all the courses

How to Enroll


For more information on how to enroll, please visit Employment Law for Leaders Certificate