Write a 2–3-page summary of your research into laws that have impacted today’s workplace.
Employment law, or labor law, governs the interactions and duties between employees and employers. The purpose of these laws is to ensure that workers are safe and treated fairly. The laws also serve to protect employers’ interests as well. Employment laws are primarily based on both federal and state constitutions and legislation.
Understanding employment law is extremely important for HR practitioners, all members of management, and employees as well. Employees should understand their rights in the workplace to ensure they are treated fairly; employers need to understand and abide by employment law guidelines to ensure that they promote a safe and fair workplace and to avoid employment-related legal action that can be very costly to the organization.
HR practitioners need to ensure the company operates within legal guidelines by monitoring programs and practices, and this assessment will help to strengthen your understanding of these topics.