Fall 2023  |  HRIR 5655 Section 060: Public Policies on Work and Pay (22794)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
HRIR 3021 Or HRIR 3021H OR IBUS 3021
Meets With:
PA 5431 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-136
Enrollment Status:
Open (5 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Analysis of public policies regarding employment, unions, labor markets. Public programs affecting wages, unemployment, training, worker mobility, security, quality of work life. Policy implications of changing nature of work. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, ECON 1101, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
Class Description:
The purpose of this course is to examine and analyze how public policies affecting the employment relationship can be developed and evaluated. The major methods of analysis used are cost/benefit techniques and economic methods. Lessons from other countries are integrated throughout the course. The latter part of the course is devoted to the issue of who should govern the workplace, with a special emphasis on proposals for potential changes in U.S. public policy on labor and industrial relations in both the public and private sector.
Class Participation and homework 10%
In-Class exam 40%
Class debates on a labor policy topic 20%
Essay/Exam on Workplace governance 30%

Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_HRIR5655_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 October 2017

ClassInfo Links - Fall 2023 Human Resources/Indus Rel Classes Taught by Morris Kleiner

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