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Ch 8: Employee Rights & Insurance

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Further develop your understanding of employee rights and insurance with this overview that includes COBRA, workers' compensation, the Affordable Health Care Act, and more. These concise lessons are a handy resource for individuals prepping for a test or catching up after missing class.

Employee Rights & Insurance - Chapter Summary

As you go through these engaging video lessons on employee rights and insurance, you'll verify your understanding of key topics, like how organizations can promote work-life balance and how employees have a right to privacy. You can also gain a broader understanding of the physiological and psychological consequences of stress at work. After completing the chapter, you should feel confident and ready to:

  • Discuss employment-at-will
  • Explain employee rights pertaining to safety
  • List common practices that promote work-life balance
  • Recall sources of stress in the workplace
  • Detail the importance of COBRA
  • Outline the significance of unemployment insurance
  • Provide an overview of workers' compensation
  • Explain how the Affordable Health Care Act is relevant to HR management

Our online learning platform offers the flexibility of studying when it's most convenient for you. Each lesson includes a short quiz to measure how much you can recall about employee rights and insurance. You can even print the quiz in worksheet form to use as a study guide if you want a text-based learning option.

9 Lessons in Chapter 8: Employee Rights & Insurance
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Employee Rights: Employment-At-Will Doctrine & Exceptions

1. Employee Rights: Employment-At-Will Doctrine & Exceptions

Most employment relationships in the United States are subject to the employment-at-will doctrine. In this lesson, you'll learn about the employment-at-will doctrine and its exceptions. You'll also have the chance to take a short quiz.

Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

2. Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

The modern workplace can be an intrusive and sometimes even a dangerous and violent place. In this lesson, you'll learn about employee privacy and safety. Topics will include employee surveillance, social media and workplace safety and violence.

How Organizations Promote Work-Life Balance: Definition and Common Practices

3. How Organizations Promote Work-Life Balance: Definition and Common Practices

The overall trend in organizations to keep employee turnover rates down is to offer significant programs that provide a work-life balance. A work-life balance is an organizational concept that empowers employees to split time and energy between work and other important areas of their life successfully.

Stress in the Workplace: Definition, Sources & Meaning

4. Stress in the Workplace: Definition, Sources & Meaning

The workplace is a constant source of stress for individuals. Managers need to understand the different sources of stress. Work demands and nonwork demands are the two major sources of stress that individuals face daily.

Consequences of Stress at Work: Physiological, Psychological & Behavioral Symptoms

5. Consequences of Stress at Work: Physiological, Psychological & Behavioral Symptoms

Stress can affect individuals in many different ways on the job. Individual Stress consists of physiological, psychological and behavioral symptoms. All three behavioral symptoms can cause immense organizational distress.

COBRA: Overview and Importance

6. COBRA: Overview and Importance

Health insurance is one of the most important benefits an employee receives. In this lesson, you'll learn how COBRA allows an employee to keep his insurance coverage after he has left employment. A short quiz follows.

Unemployment Insurance: Definition and Significance

7. Unemployment Insurance: Definition and Significance

While no one wants to think about it, it is likely that most people will face some period of unemployment during their working lives. In this lesson, you'll learn about unemployment compensation and its significance to employers, employees and the economy.

Workers' Compensation: Overview and Description

8. Workers' Compensation: Overview and Description

Sometimes, work can be a dangerous proposition and accidents happen even in the safest of jobs. The workers' compensation system is designed to address these situations. In this lesson, you'll learn about some key aspects of the system.

Affordable Health Care Act: Description, Overview & Relevance to HR Management

9. Affordable Health Care Act: Description, Overview & Relevance to HR Management

One of the newest federal laws facing employers today is the Affordable Care Act. In this lesson, you'll be provided an overview of the Affordable Care Act and its relevance to human resource management. A short quiz follows.

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