Who should attend
This certificate is ideal for HR professionals working in the hospitality industry, HR consultants, hospitality managers and executives, hotel owners and asset managers, small business owners and franchise owners, and overseas companies looking to do business with the U.S. market.
About the course
Labor laws for the hospitality industry have become increasingly complex to follow, as regulations were largely designed with other industries in mind. But it has never been more critical for employers to make sure that they are in compliance with both federal and state laws, which are rigorously enforced.
This certificate program begins by providing you with a framework for discrimination law to help you identify the seven protected classes under federal law and then defines employers’ obligations in accommodating these classes. Additionally, you’ll delve into the specifics of discrimination laws, including sexual harassment and organizational liability under the law. Throughout the courses, you’ll have the opportunity to examine your organization’s current HR policies and practices to help recognize and minimize discriminatory behavior in the workplace. You will also study the nuances and complexities of wage and hour law and explore traditional labor law, including the National Labor Relations Act, the purpose of unions, and strategies to manage in a union environment.
By the completion of the program, you’ll come away better prepared to adhere to employment laws to avoid costly risks, exposure, and damages.
The courses in this certificate will equip you to...
- Use a framework for identifying, understanding, and complying with labor and employment laws
- Recognize potential retaliation and identify conduct that can lead to discrimination claims
- Recognize the damages that could be awarded against your company for discriminatory behavior
- Examine key compliance issues for hospitality, including break time, overtime, Workers' Comp, and pay equity
- Identify strategies for managing in complex environments, including with unions, contract workers, and both exempt and non-exempt workers
- Effectively manage union relationships
This certificate has 4 online courses requiring ~40 hours to complete.
This certificate does not assume any legal knowledge or accreditation on your part. Rather, it serves as an educational framework for managing. None of this content should be taken as legal advice. For legal guidance, please consult your own attorney or legal department.
David Sherwyn is the John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources and a professor of law at Cornell University''s School of Hotel Administration. He is also the academic director of the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations and a research fe...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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