Essentials of HR Law & Compliance

Understand the role, importance, and responsibility of the HR professional with employment laws and compliance.
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HR professionals are responsible to ensure compliance with relevant employment laws and aligning workplace policies with the overall business strategy. Understanding federal laws and interactions with state and local laws is a key part of the due diligence involved in this process.


  • Identify and understand employer responsibilities in complying with employment laws and regulations
  • Research and provide effective guidance to stakeholders on workplace issues
  • Apply practical knowledge to managing compliance in the workplace
  • Understand how to draft an employee manual according to the needs of an organization
  • Develop steps for creating policies, establishing uniform, well-defined standards


For individuals pursuing their certificate, this course satisfies one out of the six course program requirements. For HR professionals seeking SHRM recertification, this course earns 24 professional development credits (PDCs).

Course Format: Online, Self-Directed
Schedule: Begin the Sunday following enrollment
Tuition: $799

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Anticipate 4-5 hours per week working through the 5-week program.


Discussion posts due on Mondays and all other deliverables due on Saturdays.

Getting Started

Begin your class on the Sunday following paid registration.

Stephanie Calenda

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Stephanie Calenda

Stephanie Calenda is a SHRM Senior Certified HR Professional (SHRM-SCP) with over 15 years of human resources experience and is currently the Director of Human Resources for a healthcare center in Rhode Island. As an instructor in the Executive Development Center at Bryant University since 2013, she has instructed many courses during her tenure including the SHRM Certification Prep course. She holds a Master of Science in Human Resources & Labor Relations from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Science from Bryant University in Business Administration.

“Strategies for Success” is a one-week module that will familiarize you with our online learning system, to ensure when you begin your certificate program you are ready to learn and fully participate. Required for all first time Self-Paced Bryant University certificate learners.

EDC Badge - SHRMEDC Badge - SHRM ProviderBryant University is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP™ or SHRM-SCP™.

Bryant University's Executive Development Center is a SHRM preferred provider. All of our Human Resource Management classes are approved for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP recertification credits. This program has been approved for recertification credit hours through SHRM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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