Ch 4: Human Resource Laws & Requirements

About This Chapter

This chapter will review all the essentials you need to know on human resource laws and their requirements. As you progress through the interesting lessons, you can study material on discrimination policies, how to handle a hostile work environment, workplace safety laws, and more.

Human Resource Laws and Requirements - Chapter Summary

As you progress through the lessons in this chapter you will be immersed in an engaging review of elements related to human resource laws and requirements. You can learn about the function of collective bargaining, see why the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is important for employees, and refresh your knowledge on what is required from managers regarding equal employment opportunities. Once you go over all the information in this chapter, you will confidently be able to:

  • Apply Title VII equal opportunity practices to your organization
  • Recognize discrimination in the workplace
  • Utilize the correct policies, paperwork, and practices to help deal with workplace discrimination
  • Confront sexual discrimination in the workplace
  • Understand employee rights to safety and privacy
  • Implement the FMLA and understand its importance
  • Recognize the effects of the Equal Pay Act

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10 Lessons in Chapter 4: Human Resource Laws & Requirements
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Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Requirements for Managers & Organizations

1. 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.

Employment Discrimination: Definition and Laws

2. Employment Discrimination: Definition and Laws

Employment discrimination occurs when a job applicant or employee is mistreated based on his or her race, national origin, gender, disability, religion, or age. This lesson defines employment discrimination and looks at Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

What is Discrimination at the Workplace? - Forms, Policies & Practices

3. What is Discrimination at the Workplace? - Forms, Policies & Practices

Employment discrimination is the unfair treatment of employees based on prejudices. The forms of discrimination can be dependent upon equal pay compensation, sexual orientation, national origin/language, sex, pregnancy, religion, disability, age and race.

Sexual Harassment and the Hostile Work Environment

4. Sexual Harassment and the Hostile Work Environment

Sexual harassment is a very real and sensitive issue in the workplace. In this lesson, we will discuss sexual harassment, what it means and what it can do to the work environment.

What Is Collective Bargaining? - Definition & Process

5. What Is Collective Bargaining? - Definition & Process

Collective bargaining is a vital process in labor-management relationships in the United States. In this lesson, you will learn what collective bargaining is and be given a general outline of its process. A short quiz will follow the lesson.

Function of Collective Bargaining

6. Function of Collective Bargaining

The function of collective bargaining is to negotiate work-related issues. Bargaining or negotiating takes place between the employer and the employees. The employees are represented by a collective bargaining unit.

Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

7. 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.

Workplace Safety Laws & Regulations

8. Workplace Safety Laws & Regulations

This lesson provides a general overview of workplace safety laws and regulations that protect employees against physical and financial loss, including laws administered by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Overview and Importance

9. 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.

Equal Pay Act: Definition and Effects

10. 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.

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