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This course is eligible for IACET CEU credits. Successful graduates of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion with the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Accreditation credits.

This intensive eight week program is designed to develop qualified students as Employment/Labor Law Mediators armed with knowledge and skills essential for successful employment mediation. A comprehensive blend of substantive law and training in mediation skills prepares participants to become qualified mediators for employment disputes.The program has two main focus. The first three modules focus on substantive employment and labor laws. The remaining modules focus on meditation practices and related rules and policies. The course ends with practical exercises and a final quiz.

Key Topics:Employment Law Overview,Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment ActAmericans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Whistleblower discrimination, Employment Mediation Process.Mediation Process: Pre-Mediation (Intake & Screening), Opening Session, Caucuses, Exploring InterestsWorking through Impasse, Framing the Settlement, Practice Development, Approach and Features.

The Employment Law Mediator Training program focuses first on employment law that is applicable to employment mediation. Secondly, on an in-depth study on mediation and role-playing to help you learn and practice the skills to facilitate the process. Participants will be expected to complete reading and homework assignments.

Textbooks: Patrick J. Cihon Employment and Labor Law 9Ed| Nolan- Haley Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Module 1. Employment Law Overview, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Module 2. Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act

Module 3. Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Whistleblower discrimination

Module 4. Chapter One– Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution. The first chapter introduces ADR historically and thematically and then explores the nature of disputes. The chapter concludes with a review of the benefits and drawbacks of ADR.

Module 5.  Chapter Two– Mediation, this chapter introduces the topic, and begins with a comparison between negotiation and mediation. Mediator qualifications, training and standards of conduct are covered extensively, with a look at the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators.  Chapter Four– Mediation Law and Policy.

Module 6.  Drafting the Mediation Agreement.  The purpose of this session is to introduce students to various forms of mediation agreement and discussions.  The mediator in most situation assist the parties with memorializing oral agreement in writing during conferencing.

Module 7.  Practical Exercises and Final Course quiz

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