The Legal Context of HRM

  1. Objective 10-2 Discuss the legal context of human resource management and identify contemporary legal issues.

A number of laws regulate various aspects of employee–employer relations, especially in the areas of equal employment opportunity, compensation and benefits, labor relations, and occupational safety and health. Several of the most significant ones are summarized in Table 10.1.

Table 10.1

Major Laws and Regulations Affecting Human Resource Management

Equal Employment Opportunity

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972). Forbids discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religious beliefs, or national origin in all areas of the employment ...

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