For human resource professionals, a solid understanding of the legal system and employment law is critical. Through the online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program and optional concentration in human resources, you will gain a background in law so that you can better serve your company and its employees, whether you are ensuring compliance with workplace policies, researching wage and salary laws, or implementing affirmative action programs.
What Can Human Resource Professionals Gain from an MLS?
An MLS allows human resource professionals to understand the laws that affect compliance. When you choose a concentration in human resources, you will take courses like Employment Law and Contracts, strengthening your ability to accomplish HR duties including hiring and termination, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, and salary negotiation.