Ch 18: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Employment Law

About This Chapter

Find out about the facets of employment law so you're ready to answer questions on the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST) Business & Marketing Education exam. There are self-assessment quizzes and short video lessons available for each lesson in this chapter.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Employment Law - Chapter Summary

This chapter highlights the policies, laws and regulations associated with employment. Comprehension of employment law terminology and the ways in which it is applied will prepare you for the WEST Business & Marketing Education examination. This chapter includes the following topics to get you ready:

  • The definition of employment law
  • Laws and regulations of human resource management
  • Policies, forms and practices of workplace discrimination
  • Definition of a hostile work environment and sexual harassment
  • ADEA, PDA, ERISA and ADA laws and regulations
  • Privacy and safety employee rights
  • Conditions of wrongful termination and employment-at-will
  • Title VII regulations and employer requirements
  • The Whistleblower Act

Employment law and its subcategories are explained in simple terms by experienced instructors. By using the self-assessment quizzes, you'll understand the importance of areas such as employee rights and the ERISA Law in the event that you encounter these matters on the exam.

Objectives of the WEST Business & Marketing Education: Employment Law Chapter

This chapter presents an overview of workplace laws to help get you ready you for questions on the WEST Business & Marketing Education test. The exam contains 110 multiple-choice, computer-based questions. The topics discussed in this chapter are found in the business management and law section, which is 17% of the total score, or about 19 questions.

You may be asked about the management and termination of employees, employees' rights, human resources policies, the EEOC, workplace safety and the ADA. To retain the information from the chapter, the video lessons, lesson transcripts and quizzes can help determine what areas you're sure of and where you may need a refresher.

14 Lessons in Chapter 18: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Employment Law
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What is Employment Law? - An Introduction to Employment Law

1. What is Employment Law? - An Introduction to Employment Law

Employment law is a broad area of the law. In general, this area governs the employer-employee relationship, but includes many subjects. This lesson will define and explain employment law.

Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations

2. 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.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Law & Regulations

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

10. 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.

Employee Rights: Employment-At-Will Doctrine & Exceptions

11. 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.

What Is the Whistleblower Act? - Definition, Rights & Protection

12. What Is the Whistleblower Act? - Definition, Rights & Protection

A whistleblower is an employee that reports an employer's misconduct. There are laws that protect whistleblowers from being fired or mistreated for reporting misconduct. One of these laws is the Whistleblower Protection Act. This lesson explains the Whistleblower Protection Act and other laws that protect whistleblowers.

What Is Wrongful Termination? - Definition & Conditions

13. What Is Wrongful Termination? - Definition & Conditions

Wrongful termination happens when an employee is fired for illegal reasons or for reasons that violate company policy. This lesson explains wrongful termination and takes a look at a case example.

ERISA Law: Explanation & Importance

14. 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.

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