Human Resources: Legal Compliance

Estimated Time: 2.5 hours


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UPDATED 2024: One of the core competencies of human resources management is understanding and complying with legal standards. This short course explores the implications of legal compliance in the workplace by focusing on the nuances and regulations related to employee diversity, harassment, immigration, labor unions, and behavior ethics to help you become familiar with the standards expected for business in today’s world. Course Type: Business Simulation. Worth 2.5 PDCs (SHRM) and 3 CEUs (HRCI General Credits).


3 CEUs
2.5 PDCs
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Learning Objectives

  • Gain a better understanding of the legal context of Human Resources management
  • Learn how to resolve disputes between employees in a healthy, effective manner
  • Know why background checks are important and how to conduct them
  • Become familiar with some of the laws regarding migrant workers
  • Learn about different labor laws, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Act
  • Recognize the pros and cons of labor unions, and how grievance procedures can aid organizations in settling conflict

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HRCI: VTR is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® preapproved this program for 3 credits toward aPHR™, PHR™, PHRca™, SPHR™, GPHR™, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification.

SHRM: VTR is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 2.5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit