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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an employee law and rights unit of a standard human resource management course. Topics covered include:
- Employment-At-Will Doctrine
- Employee privacy and safety
- Work-life balance
- Stress in the workplace
- Equal Employment Opportunity Title VII
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations
Learn about several laws, regulations, policies and governing entities that human resource management (HRM) must comply with, like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment and affirmative action.
7. Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Law & Regulations
One of the most important employment laws on the books is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In this lesson, you'll learn about Title VII, its regulations and how it affects human resources management. A short quiz follows.
8. Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Requirements for Managers & Organizations
Violation of Title VII can result in serious consequences for a business. In this lesson, you'll learn important issues and concepts that managers must understand in order to comply with Title VII. A short quiz follows the lesson.
9. Equal Employment Opportunity: ADA Law & Regulations
One of the most important employment laws on the books for human resource managers is the Americans with Disabilities Act. In this lesson, you'll learn some of its key provisions and concepts. A short quiz follows.
10. Equal Employment Opportunity: ADEA Law & Regulations
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 will continue to play an important role in human resources management as the U.S. population continues to age. In this lesson, you'll learn about its key provisions.
11. Equal Employment Opportunity: PDA & Regulations
Female employees play a pivotal role in the success of an organization, but have historically been at a career disadvantage if they decide to bear children. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, including its protections and key provisions.
12. Equal Pay Act: Definition and Effects
Women have made huge strides in the working world in recent decades. However, there is still a problem of unequal pay. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Equal Pay Act and its key provisions. A short quiz follows the lesson.
13. ERISA Law: Explanation & Importance
In the U.S., individuals are primarily responsible for saving for retirement. A pivotal vehicle is employer-sponsored retirement plans. In this lesson, you'll learn about ERISA, which is an important law that regulates private sector benefit plans.
14. Wage and Hour Laws: Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act
Most people work for others to make a living by trading their labor for a wage and other benefits. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act and the minimum standards it sets for certain labor practices.
15. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Overview and Importance
Sometimes tragic or important personal events, such as a birth, medical illness or death of a loved one, require us to take time off from work. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Family and Medical Leave Act protects employees during these times.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA
The workplace can be a dangerous place, and workers are injured and even killed on the job. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to minimize dangerous workplace conditions.
21. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act
Massive layoffs and plant closings can dramatically affect the lives of employees. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and how it attempts to alleviate economic fallout.
22. Labor Relations & Unions: NLRA, Taft-Hartley & the Civil Service Reform Act
The relationship between labor and management is governed by a set of federal labor laws. In this lesson, you'll learn about the National Labor Relations Act, the Taft-Hartley Act and the Civil Service Reform Act. A short quiz follows.
23. Relation of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 to Human Resource Management
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the most influential laws affecting employment in the United States. The Civil Rights Act of 1991 amended some of its provisions. In this lesson, you'll learn about how each Act applies to HR Management.
24. What Are Individual Rights? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn what individual rights are and how they might apply to you. We will look at examples of individual rights and how they derive from our Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution.
25. What Is a Competency-Based Interview? - Examples & Overview
What is a competency-based interview, and why would you use one? In this lesson, we'll discuss what it is, how to use it, and how to develop one to fill open positions with the best possible candidate.
26. What is Equal Employment Opportunity? - Definition, Laws & Policies
Equal employment opportunity is an important concept for employers, employees, and job applicants. In this lesson, you'll learn what equal employment opportunity is as well as the primary laws and policies related to it. A short quiz follows.
27. What is HIPAA? - Definition, Requirements & Laws
This lesson discusses the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, better known as HIPAA. Let's take a look at the legal protections and administrative requirements of this law.
28. What Is Invasion of Privacy? - Definition & Examples
Most people have heard of the term invasion of privacy, but what does it mean? In this lesson, you'll learn what invasion of privacy means, especially as it relates to business. Some business examples will be provided.
29. What is Unemployment Rate? - Definition & History
The unemployment rate is the percentage of the total workforce that is unemployed and is looking for employment. The unemployment rate (high or low) can have a major impact on the economy and society.
30. What is Workplace Sensitivity Training for Employees? - Definition & Overview
Workplace sensitivity training is about ensuring that everyone in the workplace is respected and treated appropriately, regardless of who they are. It also involves learning to be respectful and consider the perspectives of others.
31. Workplace Incivility: Definition & Overview
Sometimes, the workplace is not a positive place and can be downright uncivil. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of workplace incivility, see some examples, and gain an understanding what can cause it.
32. Zero-Tolerance Policy in the Workplace: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will look at zero tolerance policies in the workplace. We'll learn what 'zero tolerance' means and use a real-life example to explore the benefits and possible downfalls of these policies.
33. Employee Discipline in the Workplace: Procedures & Principle
Employee discipline in the workplace is a touchy subject. In this lesson, you will learn what employee discipline is, and how it affects the modern workplace.
34. Title VII - Employment Discrimination: Definition & Concept
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1963 is an important part of employment law to which most employers are subject. In this lesson, you will learn about Title VII and some of its key provisions. A short quiz will follow the lesson.
35. What Is the Age Discrimination Act of 1967? - Summary & Concept
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 is an important employment law for both employees and employers to know. In this lesson, you will learn about what the law is and some of its key provisions. You will have an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz.
36. What Is the Equal Pay Act of 1963? - Definition, History & Summary
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is an important federal employment law that both employers and employees should know about. In this lesson, you will learn about the Act and be given some of the history behind it. You will also be provided an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz.
37. Human Resource Policies & Procedures
The policies and procedures of human resources departments are designed to help ensure equality, safety, and consistency in the workplace. In this lesson, you'll learn about the necessity, purpose, importance, and development of these policies and procedures.
38. Occupational Health & Safety for HR: Policy & Standards
Since accidents and unhealthy work environments impact employee lives and company profits, it's important to maintain a safe, healthy workplace. This lesson explores OSHA standards for developing and monitoring compliant policies and procedures.
39. What is an Employee? - Definition & Types
The definition of an employee directly impacts the tax and benefits administration activities required of employers. Let's look at what defines an employee and how employees can be classified into different types for the purpose of providing benefits.
40. Administrative Leave: Definition & Process
Administrative leave is different depending on the company you work for. In this lesson, we will discuss how long the investigation process lasts, how much you get paid, and how it will affect you.
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- Job Analysis and Design: Help and Review
- Staffing in Organizations: Help and Review
- Training and Development in Organizations: Help and Review
- Performance Appraisals: Help and Review
- Employee Compensation Issues: Help and Review
- Labor Relations: Help and Review
- International Human Resource Management: Help and Review
- Current Issues and Trends in HRM: Help and Review
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