ELUR Certificate Program Course Offerings

 

*NEW* Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Schedule

Fall | Spring
 

Fall 2014 Semester

Workers' Compensation
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Course Code: ELUR-WCFA-13-LEC
Friday, September 26th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: John Burton, Jr., Ph.D.
This course will examine the New Jersey workers' compensation law, which provides cash and medical benefits to workers who are disabled by work-related injuries and diseases, procedures to ensure payment, and workers' abilities to sue employers for damages.
 
Rights to Privacy and Employment Testing
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Course Code: ELUR-RPETFA-14-LEC
Friday, October 17th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Rosemarie Cipparulo, Esq. J.D.
This workshop will examine the issue of rights to privacy in the workplace and employment testing. The topics include drug tests, background and credit checks, use of computer and communication devices, GPS monitoring, biometrics, medical records, and more. The workshop will equip participants with knowledge and skills that enable them to represent their members effectively in discipline and discharge grievances related to privacy issues and how to negotiate collective bargaining agreements that protect members’ privacy.
 
Workplace Discrimination and Harassment I
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Course Code: ELUR-WDHIFA-14-LEC
Friday, November 7th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: James Cooney, Esq., J.D.
This course will cover the federal and New Jersey state laws prohibiting disability, gender, and race discrimination and harassments. Topics will include legal definitions of disability, legal requirements or reasonable accommodation, what constitutes disparate treatments on the basis of gender and race, and other issues of special concern to union representatives.
 

Spring 2015 Semester

Healthcare Law and the Affordable Care Act
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Course Code: ELUR-HCL-ACASP-15-LEC
Friday, January 23rd, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Rosemarie Cipparulo, Esq. J.D.
This course will explore the effect of the Affordable Care Act on unions, which an emphasis on collective bargaining and union health and welfare funds.
 
Workplace Discrimination and Harassment II
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Course Code: ELUR-WDHIISP-15-LEC
Friday, February 6th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Thomas Prol, Esq. J.D.
This course will examine laws that prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of national origin, citizenship, and religion. The course will also cover the issue of workplace bullying - latest legislative development, how to negotiate collective bargaining agreements that protect employees against it, and the technological impact of harassment claims.
 
Whistleblowing and Workplace Retaliation
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Course Code: ELUR-WB-WRSP-15-LEC
Friday, March 6th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: James Cooney, Esq. J.D.
This course will cover "whistle blower" protections under the N.J. Conscientious Employee Protection Act and related laws, including discussion of activities that may constitute "whistle blowing," procedures for filing claims, available remedies, and review of selected court decisions. The class will also cover the arbitration and mediation of employment-related claims, including whether employers may require arbitration of such claims, discussion of principles and processes of arbitration and mediation, and ethical issues faced by attorneys and other representatives of parties in such proceedings.
 
Social Media and Workplace Law
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Course Code: ELUR-SM-1SP-15-LEC
Friday, April 17th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Carla Katz, Esq. J.D.
Social media has transformed the ways in which we communicate at home and work. This workshop will examine how social media has impacted the workplace and employment relations generally. We will discuss the burgeoning case law resulting from the NLRB social media cases and review examples of leading U.S. Supreme Court cases that outline the scope of protections afforded to employees under the First Amendment.