Employment and Employment Benefits


Welcome to Lawshelf’s video-course on employment and employment benefits. This course takes a survey of the employment process and focuses on the most common issues that employers and potential employees focus on in the process. This is an introductory level course and no prior experience or knowledge of employment law is required.

The course begins with the hiring process, from creating legal job advertisements to applications and interviews. We also look at the factors that employers may and may not consider in the candidate selection process. We will also focus on the privacy issues that come into play here.

We then continue with job screening and testing. Some tests have been determined to be illegal, but most employment tests are permitted. We will look at common tests and their roles. We will also look at background checks and disclosures required by many employers of their potential employees.

We will next turn to compensation and benefits. We will discuss compensation in module 3, including compensation required by law, such as minimum wage, and non-standard types of pay, such as tips, backpay and overtime. We will also look at other compensation issues, including wage garnishment.

The fourth module discusses employment benefits. We will discuss required healthcare benefits under the Affordable Care Act and other healthcare legislation. We will also discuss the myriads of voluntary benefits that many employers offer.

Finally, we will look at a litany of rules regarding time off, including leave, absences, holidays, personal time, jury duty and military service. We will also discuss special rules that apply to agricultural workers and child workers.

At the completion of the course, you should have a basic understanding of many of the issues that are relevant to the initiation and terms of employment.

Best of luck and we welcome your feedback.


The Hiring Process-Module 1 of 5


Training & Pre-Employment Screening-Module 2 of 5


Compensation- Module 3 of 5


Employment Benefits-Module 4 of 5


Working Hours, Time Off and Leave-Module 5 of 5

Final Exam only needs to be taken by those seeking to earn the Digital Badge credentials for this course.