2HR Management and Legal Issues

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Learning Objectives:

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• Identify federal legislation relating to employment.

• Articulate the impact of employment legislation on the HR function.

• Define employment- and termination-at-will.

• List the steps required to guard against charges of negligent hiring and retention.

• Describe the procedures necessary to avoid discrimination charges.

Cara Chon has just been hired as the HR Director of Peetry, Inc., a manufacturing firm with 487 employees, and will report directly to the president. Having worked for two years as an HR manager in a large financial institution, ...

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