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Ch 16: Overview of Employee Rights & Employment Law

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This chapter helps you quickly go over the basics of employee rights and employment law. Review these short lessons and quizzes to improve your understanding of these topics for the workplace, an upcoming business exam, a homework assignment or your general knowledge.

Overview of Employee Rights & Employment Law - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of laws, requirements, rights and regulations pertaining to employee rights and employment law. Watch and read through these lessons to review the applications of the Civil Service Reform Act, ADEA law, USERRA, HRM laws, Title VII regulations and much more. When you're finished with the chapter materials, you should be able to:

  • Summarize the employment-at-will doctrine, the WARN Act and the Civil Service Reform Act
  • Discuss Title VII, ADA, ADEA and PDA law/regulations
  • Recognize Title VII requirements for equal employment opportunity
  • Evaluate the rights and responsibilities that are defined in the USERRA
  • Analyze the tax treatment of disability and health insurance
  • Describe the impacts of hostile work environments and sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Assess laws and regulations related to human resource management

Following each lesson is a short quiz that helps you retain important terms and concepts. Print the lesson transcripts if you want to study offline, or watch the lessons online using your computer or mobile device. The chapter also includes a progress-tracking dashboard and an easy-to-use Ask the Expert feature.

12 Lessons in Chapter 16: Overview of Employee Rights & Employment Law
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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.

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.

USERRA: Definition, Rights & Responsibilities

7. USERRA: Definition, Rights & Responsibilities

The lesson discusses the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994. It addresses the rights uniformed service members have, along with the responsibilities of their civilian employers.

Tax Treatment of Health & Disability Insurance

8. Tax Treatment of Health & Disability Insurance

In this lesson we will briefly review how the premiums and proceeds of health and disability insurance policies are treated for federal tax purposes by the IRS.

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

9. 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.

Labor Relations & Unions: NLRA, Taft-Hartley & the Civil Service Reform Act

10. 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.

Sexual Harassment and the Hostile Work Environment

11. 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.

Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations

12. 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.

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