U.S. Laws and Regulations

In this chapter we introduce the federal laws and legislation that the human resources professional must know and understand. It is our belief that when you thoroughly read these laws and regulations, it will help you understand the material written in Part II of this book. Knowing these laws can sometimes make the difference for the exam taker on selecting the right, or almost right, answer on the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) exams. After studying this chapter and completing the practice questions, you should have an understanding of the relevance of these laws in the employment relationship. HR professionals in both small and large companies play ...

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