The purpose of this chapter is to present a legal framework for the HRD function by providing a systematic framework of the full range of legal issues impacting HRD; such a framework is shown in Figure 28.1. An abstract of the issues, the risks associated with each, and practice guidelines are provided in Table 28.1. While this chapter focuses on the legal framework in the United States, the underlying model for this review might act as a guide in other national contexts. The chapter will examine the more core legal issues, with the remaining issues addressed in the online supplement.
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