Fundamentals in

Employment & Human Resources Law

Brad deBeaubien,
 Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, LLP


This course will provide a detailed overview of U.S. employment law, including discussion of the major federal employment law statutes (FLSA, Title VII, ADA, FMLA), workplace safety, the role of unions in the modern workforce, and essential employment documents (offer letters, restrictive covenant agreements, and employee handbooks).

Who Should Enroll?

This course is a must for anyone who is (or aspires to be) an HR specialist or will otherwise manage or supervise employees in any capacity. This course will also benefit any business owner, CFO or other professional who wants to understand HR’s role in shaping their organization and ensure compliance with the often-confusing myriad of applicable employment laws.

What You Will Learn:

Learners will become familiar with the major federal employment laws in the U.S., as well as how to draft and enforce essential employment documents and policies.

The course will also explore workplace safety requirements and unionization trends, while further providing learners with an overview of the American legal system and its role in the employment law landscape.

Here are the topics we’ll cover:

∙ Introduction and Employment Law Basics

∙ FLSA and Independent Contractors

∙ Title VII

∙ ADA and FMLA–Worker and Family Medical Issues

∙ Employment Documents

∙ NLRA, Unionization, Employee Leasing, Course Wrap Up

Available Credits:

This course is worth 16 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs).

The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program provides quality legal education courses to members of The Florida Bar. This course has been approved for 5.0 CLE Credits by The Florida Bar’s Continuing Legal Education program.


  • Can I use this information for legal advice?

    This course is not meant to be construed as legal advice. The information learned may serve as a basis to guide you in the correct direction. However, Stoops Colab cannot be responsible for counsel within the context of this course.

  • What is my projected weekly time commitment?

    You can expect to spend 6-10 hours per week reviewing course content, engaging in interactive videos, and discussion board conversations. You will also have one live check-in with the instructor during the course.

  • Are there any textbooks or required course materials?

    No, there is not! Downloadable forms, transcripts, and other useful resources will be made available to all learners.

  • How will this course be graded?

    This is a pass/fail course. You must score 75% to complete the course.

  • In this completely virtual course, how will I interact with others?

    This innovative learning format allows hardworking professionals to conveniently meet, collaborate, and network with other business professionals. Discussion boards allow for engaging conversations as well as the check-ins with the instructor.
    We also encourage you to join the Stoops Colab Community to further engage with learners, instructors, and the community. For more information, click here.

  • Which certification does this course fall under?

    This is the second of four courses required in the Certification in Employment and Human Resources Law though there are no prerequisites to taking this course.

Meet Your Instructor

Brad deBeaubien

Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Known as a management-side business lawyer, deBeaubien represents clients primarily on labor and employment matters. Equally adept in the courtroom and as a compliance counselor, deBeaubien helps employers navigate both state and federal employment law issues, handling discrimination, wage and hour and restrictive covenant litigation, as well as drafting employment documents and advising on employer best practices.

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