Labor and Employment Law Certificate Course Offerings

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Schedule


Fall 2020 Semester - Online Classes

Constitutional Rights and the Workplace

Friday, September 25th, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: James Cooney, Esq.
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.  

Employment Relationships From Start to Finish
Thursday, October 22nd, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Melanie Lipomanis, Esq.
An overview of state and federal laws that intersect all phases of the employment relationship from pre-hire through termination. Learn the critical points in the employment process where litigation
arises, and how to protect the rights of employees, supervisors, and employers.
Leave and Absence Workshop
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Friday, November 20th, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Rosemarie Cipparulo, Esq., J.D.

This Workshop will explore the various types of protected leave available to workers. The Workshop will provide insight on how to prosecute and defend discipline for absenteeism related charges. It will cover subjects such as: Excessive absenteeism; Abuse of sick time; Granting and extension of leaves of absence; Job abandonment; The right of employers to require proof of illness and confidentiality of such information; Statutory leave protections; Fitness for duty examinations and bargaining leave provisions among other related topics.

Spring 2021 Semester - Online Classes

Bias, Harassment and Discrimination
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Friday, January 15th, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Ursula Leo, Esq. J.D.
Federal and New Jersey State laws prohibiting disability, gender, religious and race discrimination, and harassment. 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.

Workplace Investigations & Interviews: Overview
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Thursday, March 5th, 9 a.m. - 12 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
Thursday, March 25th, 9 a.m. - 12 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.