Legal, Safety, and Regulatory Issues Essay

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Legal, Safety, and Regulatory Issues HCS 341 April 4, 2011 Abstract Legal, Safety, and regulatory issues all have a large impact on the human resources process as they relate to the statement “Common sense and compassion in the workplace has been replaced by litigation.” In today’s society litigations seem to be an increasing greatly, and administrators do their best to create human resources processes that avoid any possible litigations on them and or their organization. I completely agree with the statement “common sense and compassion in the workplace has been replaced by litigation.” There has been an extremely large increase in the number of employees who either sue or attempt to sue an organization and often out…show more content…
For this reason there are many employee-related regulations that have been created including but not limited to workers’ compensation laws, the social security act, Wagner Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Taft-Hartley Act, Landrum-Griffin Act, Equal Pay Act, Title VII of Civil Rights Act, Executive Order 11246, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Job Training Partnership Act, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Amendment and Reemployment, Immigration Reform and Control Act, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act, Drug-free Workplace Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Pension Protection Act, Brynes Antistrike breaking Act, Coral mine health and Safety Act, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Immigration Act of 1990, Norris-La Guardia Act, Older Workers Protection Act of 1990, Railway Labor Act, in addition to many other employee related regulations that I have not listed. 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
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