7Regulatory IssuesWhat Are the Major Employment Laws and How Do I Comply with Them?

ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING TASKS you will face in human resources management is complying with employment-related laws. Not only are there countless federal laws governing all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, but there are also various state and local laws that expand upon federal employee protections or place requirements on employers in areas not covered by federal law.

Throughout this book, there are references to employment laws that relate to specific topics as they are discussed. In this chapter, we cover some of the other major federal laws. You will gain a sense of the broad reach of these laws and learn to spot potential problem areas within ...

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