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Ch 9: Employment Law for Human Resources

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Increase your understanding of employment law for human resources, including equal employment opportunity and the Equal Pay Act, and more. If you are preparing for a test, these lessons and quizzes can boost your confidence by testing your knowledge of key topics in advance.

Employment Law for Human Resources - Chapter Summary

As you go through these video lessons on employment law for human resources, you can get a better understanding of ADEA law and other regulations related to equal employment opportunity. Expert instructors explain ERISA law and the Fair Labor Standards Act. They also discuss how the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1999 relate to HR management. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Recall different laws related to human resource management
  • Discuss Title VII laws and regulations
  • Explain Title VII requirements for managers and organizations
  • Provide examples of ADA regulations
  • Detail the effects of the Equal Pay Act
  • Relate the importance of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Outline OSHA health and safety regulations
  • Express what the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act entails

The engaging teaching style used by our professional instructors ensures you comprehend employment law for human resources with ease. A short quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge of the many topics covered. You can also print the lesson quizzes and use them as handy study worksheets.

13 Lessons in Chapter 9: Employment Law for Human Resources
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Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations

1. 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Law & Regulations

2. 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Requirements for Managers & Organizations

3. 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: ADA Law & Regulations

4. 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: ADEA Law & Regulations

5. 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: PDA & Regulations

6. 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.

Equal Pay Act: Definition and Effects

7. 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.

ERISA Law: Explanation & Importance

8. 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.

Wage and Hour Laws: Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act

9. 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.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Overview and Importance

10. 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.

Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

11. 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.

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

12. 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.

Relation of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 to Human Resource Management

13. 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.

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