Comprehensive employment-related legislation, combined with increased motivation on the part of individuals to rectify unfair employment practices, makes the legal aspects of employment one of the most dominant issues in human resource management today. All three branches of the federal government have been actively involved in ongoing efforts to guarantee equal employment opportunity as a fundamental individual right, regardless of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
All aspects of the employment relationships have been addressed by legislative and executive pronouncements and by legal interpretations from the courts. With growing regularity, HR professionals are being called on to work with attorneys, the courts, and federal regulatory agencies. It is imperative, therefore, to understand thoroughly the rights as well as obligations of individuals and employers under the law, and to ensure that these are translated into everyday practice in accordance with legal guidelines enacted by federal regulatory agencies.
It is imperative for HR professionals to understand the rights and obligations of individuals and employers. It is important to be able to identify vulnerable employment policies and practices, to make required adjustments in them, and thus to minimize the likelihood of time-consuming and expensive litigation. Do you know your laws inside and out? If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I can help you become well versed in Employment Law.