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Fundamentals of Human Resources Management by Diane Arthur

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HR Management and Employment-Related 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-related legislation on the HR function.

• Define at-will employment and termination.

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

• Describe the procedures necessary to avoid discrimination charges.

INTRODUCTION

Cara Chon has just been hired as the AVP of HR at Peetry Inc., a manufacturing firm with 487 employees, and will report directly to the president. Having worked for two years ...

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