Employee and Labor Relations play a key role in the operation of an organization. This course consists of two major phases. Phase one will discuss the background of laws and regulations that frame Employee Relations activities. Phase two will center around the labor movement in terms of history, legislation, and overall impact on human resource practices. Students will gain insight into terminology and processes particular to unionized organizations. After completing the course, the learner will have a better understanding of how Human Resource Management and Employee and Labor Relations programs are designed, implemented, and practiced in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations. The course will use an applied and practical focus in order for the adult learner to gain an understanding of how Employee and Labor Relations influences and guides their current work environment, while also providing insight for understanding the environments in other organizations.