Ch 15: ORELA Business Education: HRM - Employee Equality Law & Rights

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Review your understanding of laws and regulations governing employment and employee rights. Our video lessons and quizzes provide overviews of these topics to prepare you for the Oregon Educator Licensure Assessments (ORELA) Business Education exam.

ORELA Business Education: HRM: Employee Equality Law & Rights - Chapter Summary

You will have the opportunity to reinforce what you know or learn new facts about federal employment laws using the lessons in this chapter. You will go over specific provisions within these laws and their impact on the workplace. Once you have established a firm grasp of these concepts, you should be prepared to apply your knowledge on the ORELA Business Education exam regarding the following objectives:

  • Detail four of the major laws regulating human resource management
  • Define Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Explain details about the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Discuss how age discrimination is prohibited by federal employment law
  • Explore information about the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Identify the aspects of the Equal Pay Act
  • Provide details about the impact of the amended Civil Rights Act on human resource management
  • Describe affirmative action and its effect on the workplace

Video lessons make learning the material easy and fun by providing simple and short overviews and examples to support definitions and explanations. Each lesson is accompanied by a self-assessment quiz that allows you to measure what you have learned and gauge your readiness for taking the ORELA Business Education exam.

ORELA Business Education: HRM: Employee Equality Law & Rights - Chapter Objectives

The ORELA Business Education exam is used to assess your understanding of basic business practices and processes in areas of management, accounting, finance, marketing, economics and entrepreneurship. The HRM: Employee Equality Law & Rights chapter focuses on the human resource management laws and policies you will be tested on in this exam. These questions are found in the exam's first domain covering management, business law and ethics topics and which accounts for 19% of the entire test. You must score a 234 to pass this computer-based exam, which consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.

Oregon employs ORELA exams to determine the instructional and content area proficiency of new elementary, middle and high school teachers entering the field. Endorsement exams are also administered to existing teachers to measure proficiency in a previously untaught content area. Exams address general concepts in math, science, social studies and English as well as subjects such as art, chemistry, health, music and physical education.

8 Lessons in Chapter 15: ORELA Business Education: HRM - Employee Equality Law & Rights
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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: ADA Law & Regulations

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

8. Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

Affirmative action creates a diverse workplace for organizations. Legislation was passed to help protected groups not have an adverse impact on employment opportunities. In this lesson, find out the difference between protected groups and adverse impacts.

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