Employment Law Microcredential

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This microcredential will help you protect your business and your rights as an employee. Upon completion of this microcredential, you will understand current laws affecting the rights employees have in the work environment and how you can comply with them. The subject is treated broadly, with a focus on the latest developments in employment law, changes in key laws, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and key labor and employee relations legislation.

You may also register for classes individually rather than the full program.

Program Registration Fee $25.00   Register Now!

Upcoming Classes

Class Title Next Start Date
Employment Law Online, Starting: 10/21/2021
Employment Law 11/02/2021
Advanced Employment Law 11/09/2021
Labor and Employee Relations 11/16/2021

Class Details

Schedule: Classes are generally offered each semester during one of the following times:

  • 1-day in-person classes: Weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm (with a 1-hour lunch)
  • 2-day in-person classes: Weeknights from 6 to 9 pm

Classes may be offered online, conforming to the same schedule or with a primarily asynchronous format.

Tuition: Each in-person class is $279/ $862 total upon completion*

  • There is a $25 fee required to register for the full microcredential. Registration and payment of the $25 nonrefundable fee signifies the intent to complete all courses associated with this microcredential. Fees cover additional student services provided for our microcredential students.
  • Tuition is due at the beginning of each course.
  • Financial aid is not available for this noncredit program. Students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available.
  • Find out about the Professional Education Tuition Installment Plan and other payment options »

* Tuition listed above is for the 2021-2022 academic year, and subject to change without advance notice.

Most daytime classes:
University of Utah Sandy Center
One Sandy Center
10011 Centennial Pkwy, Suite 100
Sandy, UT

Most evening classes:
Continuing Education Building
Research Park
540 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT


This microcredential is entry-level, with no prerequisites. Register for the microcredential, then complete 3 required classes within 2 consecutive semesters with a grade of “Satisfactory” to successfully complete the program, and to earn the completion award and digital badge.

  • Employment Law
  • Advanced Employment Law
  • Labor and Employee Relations

Total Hours of Instruction: 18

Classes must be taken in order.

Because Employment Law is a required course in our Human Resources Management Program, if you are currently enrolled in or have successfully completed this program within the last two years, you only need to take 2 classes to complete the microcredential.


Complete the microcredential in three weeks.
Classes are scheduled on consecutive weeks, so you can complete the microcredential in only three weeks.

Keep abreast of current laws that affect your workplace.
Classes are regularly refreshed to incorporate any new laws or updates that may affect you and your employees.

Receive a digital badge.
Students will be awarded a University of Utah digital badge upon satisfactory completion of all required courses. Find out more about Digital Badges at the University of Utah »

Who Should Attend

This microcredential is ideal for anyone who wants to gain a comprehensive understanding of employment law. It is especially useful for the following individuals

  • Small business owners
  • Those currently working in a human resources role, or with human resources duties
  • Employees who want to understand how laws may affect them

No prior knowledge of employment law or experience in human resources is required

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