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Future Challenges in Employment Law

Workplaces are transforming at an incredible rate. There are generational issues, new and unique discrimination issues, pending regulations of labor laws, and immigration reform just to name a few.

As the new Chief Human Resource Officer you will need to prepare a white paper as a guide that will address the new issues and challenges in human resource employment, wage/hour regulation, and labor law that you visualize in the new 5 - 10 years.
At least 3 scholarly resources
Length: 12PGS

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MODEL ENFORCEMENT OF WAGE AND HOUR LAWS FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS: ONE STEP CLOSER TO EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW. Academic Journal By: Williams, Wendy. Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Spring2006, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p755-786. 32p.

Cost-Saving Options for Employers and Other Wage and Hour Issues. Academic Journal By: Brutocao, Scott; Marshall, Angela N. ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. Spring2011, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p383-404. 22p.

Legal Protections for Atypical Employees: Employment Law for Workers without Workplaces and Employees without Employers. Academic Journal By: Stone, Katherine V. W. Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law. 2006, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p251-286. 36p.

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Workplaces are transforming at an incredible rate. There are generational issues, new and unique discrimination issues, pending regulations of labor laws, and immigration reform just to name a few.
As the new Chief Human Resource Officer you will need to prepare a white paper as a guide that will address the new issues and challenges in human resource employment, wage/hour regulation, and labor law that you visualize in the new 5 - 10 years.

Many issues and challenges exist that Human Resource departments must address in the 21st century including how to account for changing demographics within employment as well as how to incorporate nontraditional employees into the workforce and ensure they are compensated appropriately in accordance to wage and labor laws. Many Americans today are working as temporary workers, independent contractors, and telecommuters. This new type of employee has changed how Human Resource departments must apply policies toward minimum wage and maximum hour protection, occupational health and safety protection, anti-discrimination, family and medical leave, unemployment insurance, compensation for work-related injuries, collective bargaining rights, and retirement security. In the 21st century,it will be incumbent upon HR professionals to recalibrate policies because of the fact that these workers are often left without their constitutionally guaranteed workplace protections because the current laws and regulations are inadequate to protect these type of employees.

Human Resource departments must also focus their attention on how to effectively balance losses that occur during difficult economic times such as the 2008 Great Recession. The need to engage in cost saving measures that can maintain healthy employment relationships with employees is necessary. Therefore, HR should focus on using furloughs, reduced workweeks, reduced wages, and job sharing. When HR uses furloughs ...

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The future challenges in employment law are analyzed.

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