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    For this assignment you must be familiar with the following governmental regulations that impact HRM actions:

    a. Employment at Will (Click on the link for a brief overview.)

    b. Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (Click on the link for a brief overview.)

    c. Immigration Reform and Control Act (Click on the link for a brief overview.)

    d. Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (Click on the link for a brief overview.)

    Click on the following link for a brief Review of the HRM functions.
    Select two regulations (from a-d above). Discuss the following:

    Give a brief (1/2 page summary) of the regulation.
    Which one (of the four) has had the greatest impact on employees in the private-sector U. S. workplace?
    Which one (of the four) has had the least impact on employees in the private-sector U.S. workplace?
    Discuss the major similarities in the two laws you have discussed in #2 and #3 above.

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    EMPLOYMENT AT WILL: This is a legal term for contractual relationships in which an employee can be dismissed by an employer whenever the employer wants. He does not have to justify the termination. The employer can dismiss an employee without warning. If the employee is recruited at will, the employee cannot get any claim for loss from the dismissal. The other side of the rule is that an employee may leave her job without reason or warning. There are some exceptions to the doctrine of employment at will. These are public policy exceptions, implied contract exceptions, covenant of good faith and fair dealing exception, and statutory exception. The man point of employment at will is that the employment relationship does not provide any protection by law that employment will continue or will end only on certain conditions, unless the parties have adopted such terms. (144 words)


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    The answer to this problem explains how selected labor laws effect employees in the US. The references related to the answer are also included.