Essay about Legal Safety and Regulatory Requirements

1121 Words Jun 11th, 2011 5 Pages
Legal, Safety, and Regulatory Requirements
Alicia Race
University of Phoenix
Human resources in health care
HCS/341
Michelle Calvin-Casey
January 31, 2011

Legal, Safety, and Regulatory Requirements The legal, safety, and regulatory impact the human resource department greatly by ensuring that all employees are treated equally and fairly. The rights of both employer and employee are covered by several different entities such as the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. These have been set in place by the United States so as to protect both employer and employee from unfair acts on either’s part. In the few following paragraphs the effect of
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has set in place rules for safety such as the use of personal protective equipment, lockout/tagout procedures, and hazard communication. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has set in place regulations to regulate the relationship between employer and employee so as to guard against discrimination and such like issues. The job description of the human resource team is a lot larger than just the hiring and firing of individuals. It involves a lot of motivation and determination on their part so as to keep within the laws and regulations set by national organizations. Insight on the statement “Common sense and compassion in the workplace has been replaced by litigation” This is an interesting statement. It is very true. Comparing the way that organizations used to be as to the way they are now, there is quite a difference. The rules have gone from barely a page to now an entire book of them. Compassion is out the door as the employees of the human resource management team must first focus on what rules have been set in place to guard against litigation. Sometimes showing compassion will turn around and cause court suits based on the compassion overtaking the legal rules and laws. Some employees will use the compassion as an out or reason to take their employers to court. This is very sad that this world has come to litigation overtaking compassion and common