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Employment laws which affect HR decisions and actions

You are working in the Human Resources Department, and the HR manager asks you to review the employee handbook and then meet with other managers/supervisors to inquire about issues that they encounter on a regular basis when dealing with employees who report to them.

Using the Library, the Internet, and other resources, research possible consequences of managerial mistakes. Discuss how the knowledge and understanding of employee handbook by managers can prevent lawsuits from occurring.

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The employee handbook has one significant purpose, it is to state the company's position on policy and advise the employee of the laws that protect him or her. Today there are many laws written to protect the employee. I will focus on the following, OSHA, The Age Discrimination Act, The Pregnancy Act and the most important of all, Title VII.

The legal environment in regard to Human Resources is significant. One mistake by management and a lawsuit could arise. One mistake and a company's business license can be revoked. One mistake and a discrimination suit could be implemented.

The laws discussed below will assist the managers in what laws are present and what the ramifications are of breach.
OSHA - Safety is concern one for businesses, as an unsafe work environment in regard to hazards, fire and safety can be an OSHA violation. When an ...

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You are working in the Human Resources Department, and the HR manager asks you to review the employee handbook and then meet with other managers/supervisors to inquire about issues that they encounter on a regular basis when dealing with employees who report to them.

Using the Library, the Internet, and other resources, research possible consequences of managerial mistakes. Discuss how the knowledge and understanding of employee handbook by managers can prevent lawsuits from occurring.

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