3.4. Legislative and Regulatory Processes

The human resource profession can play a key role in the development of legislation and regulations affecting the employment relationship between an organization and its employees. HR professionals should be aware of the ways in which they, as individual citizens and as business leaders, can affect these processes. Because the PHR/SPHR exam is based on federal laws, this section will discuss how proposed legislation or regulation is handled by the federal government. A similar process is followed by state and local governments, and involvement at any level of government can benefit business organizations.

3.4.1. Legislative Process

The federal legislative process begins when someone has an idea. This ...

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