Human Resources: Legal Compliance

Est. Study Time: 1 hours
3 CEUs
2.5 PDCs


Human resource managers must consider legal compliance in most everything they do, and must remain up-to-date on laws related to the workplace. This course explores the nuances and regulations related to employee diversity, harassment, immigration, labor unions, and behavioral ethics to help you become familiar with the standards expected for business in today’s world. Worth 2.5 PDCs (SHRM) and 3 CEUs (HRCI General Credits).
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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

How do I earn credits with VTR Learning?

Earning credits with VTR Learning is easy. Simply purchase one of our self-paced courses and complete it within a year. Afterward, you will be given a certificate of completion, which contains a code to submit to your certifying organization.

Can I earn free credits?

Yes, you can! For each organization we serve, we offer at least one free course, which can be found at the top of the Shop page. Once you have completed a course, whether free or paid, your certificate of completion will be available under “My Courses”.

How quickly do I receive my credits after completing a course?

Immediately! Once you have completed a course, you will have access to your certificate of completion/activity ID to submit to your organization to redeem your credits.

How long do I have to complete my course?

You have one year after beginning your course to complete it. After that year, your course will close automatically and no progress will be permitted.

What happens if I fail my course?

Your course will reset and you will be allowed to retake the course until you have met the passing requirements.

Do I earn a certificate of completion?

If you are looking to recertify with HRCI, SHRM, APA, and NASBA/AICPA, we offer a certificate of completion that can be used to redeem continuing education credit with these organizations. However, our courses are not accredited stand-alone and are not a certification in any way.

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