Center for Continuing Studies

Employment Law Certificate

Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees.

In this accelerated course you will learn about the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act and other statutes that deal with public employees.


  • labor management relations
  • economic weapons
  • antidiscrimination in employment
  • minimum wages and maximum hours
  • regulation of working conditions


  • You will be expected to spend at least 8 hours per week reading and completing assignments.
  • This course is the equivalent of at least 45 clock hours of study.
  • The passing score on all tests and assignment is 70 percent.
  • Extensions will not be granted.

What you earn

Successful graduates earn a certificate of completion from St. Cloud State University, and a certificate of course hours completed from The Center for Legal Studies.

The Center for Legal Studies is recognized by SHRM as a provider of professional development credits for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

2017 and 2018 online sessions

  • Oct. 16 - Dec. 1
  • Jan. 8 - Feb. 23
  • Mar. 5 - Apr. 20
  • Apr. 30 - June 15
  • June 25 - Aug. 10
  • Aug. 20 - Oct. 5

Cost: $729

Materials: Order "Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals, 2nd Edition" and "Oran's Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition" through The Center for Legal Studies.

Alternate registrations

  • 800-522-7737, and pay by credit card
  • 320-308-4723 or 320-308-6100, and pay by check
  • Complete this form (PDF)

Need a payment plan?

  1. Complete a registration form, submit it by email, mail or fax
  2.  Make a 25 percent down-payment and arrange monthly payments 
Contact: Angela Olson