Unit Five-Employment Regulation
As the human resources manager, it is your responsibility to keep all human resources employees informed about current employment law. You want to empower employees with resources that they can use independently to research employment law issues and policies. Using Excel, create a table that will be placed on the company’s Intranet as an employment law reference. You and your employees will be able to add to this document, so you will focus on the following 4 areas of employment law to begin:
¥ Wages and Hours of Work
¥ Safety and Health Standards
¥ Family and Medical Leave
¥ Whistleblower Protection
For each area of employment law, complete the following:
¥ List the federal agency (or agencies) that regulates this area.
¥ Describe how the agency implements the relevant law and policy.
¥ Provide a link to the agency’s Web site.
You should organize the information within your table so that it is logical and able to be edited in the future.
Unit Five-Employment Regulation (EXCEL)
It is the duty and responsibility of each and every government from every state to create employment opportunities for its population. If the state or the federal governments are unable to create enough opportunities, it encourages the private sector to employ as many citizens as possible. However, both public and private sectors cannot operate fairly without employment laws that monitors and oversees the relationship between employer and the employee. The employment law is a body that contains rules and regulations that governs the correlation and work relations of all employers and employees in a certain state (Barnard, 2012). This body of laws covers individual employment contracts, rights to join unions and associations, protection from all sorts of discrimination, wages, and health and working hours. Example of some of the popular employment laws in most of the countries include:
|Wages and hours of work||Safety and health standards||Family and medical leave||Whistleblower protection|
|definition||Provided under the fair labor standards act. This is the provision of the employment laws that covers rewards for both normal duty and overtime||Provided under the occupation safety and health act. This law protects the health and wellbeing of all employees.||Provided under the family and medical leave act. This act protects next of kin of employees and compulsory employment leave||Provided under the whistleblower act. It protects all whistleblowers who work for the government and report agency misconduct.|
|provisions||• Federal minimum wage
• Overtime pay
• Proper keeping of records
• Child labor provisions
|· Employees must comply with safety and health standards
· Employers must provide employees with safety gears
· Employers must warn their employees of potential hazard
|All employees should give a maximum of 12 weeks unpaid, but job-protected leave to eligible employees to attend health issues of their families. Such issues include childbirth, adoption or illness.||· Protects the whistleblower from any retaliatory action from the employer.
· Prohibits the employee from disclosing any information about a particular whistleblower.
|List of agencies regulating this area||· Work and labor division
· State of labor office
|Occupational safety and health administration||Wage and hour division||· The office of special counsel
· The merit systems protection board
· The court of appeals for the federal circuit.
|Exploitation of relevant laws||These agencies conduct investigations concerning the violation of wages and work hours act. Such issues include being sacked without payment, the number of hours an employee can work and restricts the work performed by workers under the age of 18.||The occupation safety and health administration body conduct regular inspections and investigations to ensure that employees are not oppressed. Moreover, it encourages compliance assistance program.||Balancing the needs and the demands of the workplace and the needs of the family by charging and fining any employer who does not observe this provision.||Whistleblowers have the power and authority to file complaints that violate the law, rule or regulation, report gross mismanagement, waste of resources, misuse of power and all activities endangering public safety.|
|Links to relevant agencies||· https://www.dol.gov/whd/
In conclusion, we can say that each labor or employment law provision is paramount to the execution of the overall provisions of the law. These acts help to bling harmony and equality among workers of various industries both private and public sector (Weiler, 2009). The primary aim of the employment law is to abolish discrimination in the workforce and maintain a professional work relationship between an employer and an employee.
Barnard, C. (2012). EU employment law. . Oxford University Press.
Weiler, P. C. (2009). Governing the workplace: The future of labor and employment law. . Harvard University Press.