Legal, safety and regulatory requirements on HR process
Safety, legal and regulatory matters have an enormous effect on the human resource because common sense and compassion in the workplace has been replaced by litigations. In the society today, litigation seems to be an increasing greatly and administrators try to create human resource processes that avoid any possible litigation on them and their organizations (Dimond, 2010).
I completely agree with the statement “common sense and compassion in the work place has been replaced with litigation.” The number of employee who are attempting to sue or are suing an organization has increased, ...view middle of the document...
The Department of Labor, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, and the Department of Homeland Security are a few of the best known employee-related regulations that were created to ensure that the employees are treated correctly. The Department of Labor for example, is responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, in addition to many other things. It also enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), whom creates the minimum wage and overtime pays standards. Currently the minimum wage is set at $7.25 per hour and overtime is one and one-half times the employee’s regular pay. Another example is the Department of Homeland Security, which deals with employees and internal threat as well as other things such as a drug free environment. The Department of Homeland Security was created as a way of protecting employees, there are however many employees who try to use the Department of Homeland Securities regulations to create litigations against an organization out of spite or as a form of revenge.
It is important that the health care administrators familiarize themselves with...