CHAPTER  7

Employee Relations

The functional area Employee Relations will be 16 percent of the Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) exam weighting. As you can see from the list provided in Chapter 2 of this book, there are 66 federal laws each HR professional must be able to recite. HR professionals are protectors of the employer’s liability, while also being protectors of employees’ rights. Those responsibilities can be met only if there is mastery of the legal requirements imposed by these laws and all similar state laws in addition. While your labor attorney will be your legal guide for your journey through the HR profession, you must be able to apply the laws in practical terms so managers and employees alike are able to ...

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