Essentials of HR Law and Compliance

Flexible Employment Law and Compliance Course for Human Resource Professionals

Human resource professionals are responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant employment laws and aligning workplace policies with the overall business strategy. Through Bryant University’s Essentials of HR Law and Compliance course, you will better understand how federal laws interact with state and local laws, and how to exercise due diligence.

Key Knowledge Areas of Employment Law and Compliance

Through this Essentials of HR Law and Compliance course — part of Bryant’s larger Human Resource Management Certificate program — you will:

  • 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 and establishing uniform, well-defined standards.


  • Individuals completing the Human Resource Management Certificate
  • HR professionals seeing SHRM recertification

Highlight: SHRM Recertification

Current HR professionals can earn 24 professional development credits (PDCs) for SHRM recertification with this course.

Course Requirements

This five-week, self-paced course includes guided learning with multimedia, interactive modules, and curated readings. Discussion posts are due on Mondays and all other deliverables are due on Saturdays. Expect approximately 4-5 hours of work per week.  

First-time online learner? “Strategies for Success” is a one-week module that will familiarize you with our learning system before you begin your program and ensure you are ready to participate. Required for all first-time, self-paced Bryant learners.

Course Format: Online, Self-Paced
Schedule: 5-week course, 4-5 hours/week
Begin the Sunday following enrollment
Tuition: $799
CEUs: 2.4
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Certificate Requirements

This course is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate. In order to receive the certificate, you must complete six courses from the list below: 

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Preferred Provider

Bryant is an SHRM approved provider and an HRCI approved provider.

High-Caliber Faculty

All of our online courses are taught by top-notch Bryant faculty or industry experts who are leaders within their field.

Interactive Learning

During this 5-week course, you’ll spend 4-5 hours per week on guided learning, interactive modules, and curated reading.

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 Education & Career Accelerator at Bryant University since 2013, she has instructed many courses during her tenure, including the SHRM Exam Prep course. She holds a Master of Science in Human Resources and Labor Relations from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Science from Bryant University in business administration.

Stephanie Calenda

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