The Law And State Laws

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Employers have a responsibility to their employees and company to adhere to human resource laws. By adhering to these laws a company protects the employees as well as the company and its owners. Employees also have a responsibilities to their employers. Employers use company policies that are regarded by state and federal law. In this paper, I will share the federal, state and company polices that make up these protective and necessary laws. Federal and State Laws According to the Department of Labor web-site, certain federal and state laws are “required to be made visible to employees”. This is done to aid the employee and the employer of their rights and responsibilities. The department of labor provides a website making free posters available. These posters include all necessary laws in one or two posters. They are to be placed in a common area for employees to view. Often they are seen in break rooms, next to the time clock or next to the water cooler. The federal laws include, “Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Federal Minimum Wage law, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Employee Polygraph Protection and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) that protects service member’s civilian job rights and benefits.” () The Washington state Labor and industry web-page addresses state labor laws that are also to be posted for employees and employers such as, “Job Safety and Health Law, Your Rights as a Worker”. () The state also requires that information on the following to be included in the posters as well; Employment Security Department and the Affordable Care Act. The purpose of these federal and s... ... middle of paper ... ...eep it confidential. Then, ensure that the employee has turned over all proprietary information, badge, keys and electronic devices. A wrongful or mishandled termination can result in a lawsuit. References are something all new employers ask for however not all companies want to provide information on previous employees. Companies should put much thought into whether or not they want to provide information for reference checks. If the reference check is not positive it could put the ex-employer at risk for slander charges. Many companies no longer provide feedback for other employer reference checks due to risk of liabilities. There is software now that Human Resources can use to anonymously obtain references from the candidates own selection. In closing, I hope you have more knowledge about Human Resource Laws that you can consider as an employee or an employer.

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