EMPR 240: Workplace Policies and Governance



Term: Not offered in the 2023-24 academic year

Course Description: The accelerating pace of market, economic, and technological change present many challenges to modern Canadian workplaces. This course examines how employers, employees, and governments seek to resolve workplace problems. By enacting workplace policies, it is hoped that workplaces maximize productivity while delivering fairness to its workforce.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, learners will:

  1. Describe the evolution and roles of workplace policies in Canada over the past century;
  2. Critically evaluate the main features and elements of contemporary workplace policy in Canada,
  3. including the major legislation and government programs that relate to employment relations and work;
  4. Interpret the main types of employment legislation and their core elements, and explain how they affect employees, employers, and employment relations;
  5. Identify the main types of government labour market and workplace programs and analyze their main features, intended purpose, expected effects; and
  6. Apply the key principles of workplace policies and governance that are relevant to employment relations and work.

Learning Hours: Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning hours may vary.

Grading Scheme: 

Detailed descriptions of each assignment, including the rubrics used for evaluation, are available on the course onQ website under the assignments tab.

Self-Assessment Quizzes 0% 
Game-Based Learning 0%
Case Analysis 30%
Current Events Discussion 30%
Final Exam 35%
Exit Tickets 5%

Prerequisites: Level 2 or above

Exclusions: None