Labor and Employment Law Certificate Course Offerings

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Schedule

Fall 2018 | Spring 2019

Fall 2018 Semester

Equal Pay & Earned Sick Days
Thursday, September 27th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructors: Karen White, Director, Policy Analysis & Community Engagement, Center for Women & Work
                   Elaine Zundl, MA, Research Director, Center for Women & Work
New Jersey now has the strongest Equal Pay law in the country and recently passed landmark Earned Sick Days legislation.
Everything that employers, employee, union representatives and employee relations specialists need to know about these new laws and their implementation.
Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment
Thursday, October 25th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: James Cooney, Esq., J.D.
This course examines laws that prohibit sexual and other forms of harassment. How to negotiate agreements that protect employees against harassment and other forms of workplace
bullying, as well as the latest legislative development and the technological impact of harassment claims.
Bias and Discrimination
Thursday, November 8th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Ursula Leo, Esq. J.D.
Federal and New Jersey State laws prohibiting disability, gender, religious and race discrimination. Topics include legal definitions of disability; legal requirements of reasonable accommodation; what constitutes disparate gender and race treatment; and issues of concern to union representatives.

Spring 2019 Semester

Constitutional Rights and the Workplace
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Thursday, January 24th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Rosemarie Cipparullo, Esq., J.D.
Covers the reach of Constitutional protections at the workplace, what is protected and what isn't, including free speech, rights to privacy, whistle-blowing, testing and other issues. Also  
reviews the implications of the appeal to free speech protections in recent decisions, e.g., Janus v. AFSCME.   
Workplace Investigations & Interviews: Overview
Thursday, February 21st, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Carla Katz, Esq. J.D.
Workplace investigations and interviews as a whole, including an overview of issues and the law related to the field from an experience local union president and accomplished labor lawyer.
Workers' Compensation
Friday, March 15th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: John Burton, Esq., PhD
Covers the New Jersey workers' compensation law; which provides cash and medical benefits to those disabled by work-related injuries and diseases. Includes employee coverage, compensable injuries
and diseases, ensuring payment, and workers' abilities to sue employers for damages.