Agency's Law and Ethics part 3.docx - Running head AGENCY\u2019S LAW AND ETHICS Part 3 Tiffany Lockhart Dr Mark PAD 530 1 AGENCY\u2019S LAW AND ETHICS 2

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Running head: AGENCY’S LAW AND ETHICS 1 Part 3 Tiffany Lockhart Dr. Mark PAD 530
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AGENCY’S LAW AND ETHICS 2 Agency’s Law and Ethics of Hiring a Diverse Workforce, Part 3 Laws Affecting the Agency The US Small Business Association recommends that when employment opportunities come up and businesses need to hire employees and build teams around which to grow, compliance with a number of laws is paramount[USS16]. Among these laws are: Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action The Equal Employment Opportunity has a reputation for being America’s first law enacted by the federal government to ensure protection for American workers as far as employment discrimination is concerned[USS16]. EEOC guarantees that people are not discriminated against based on their color, religion, race, national origin, or even their sex. The EEOC came into effect in 1964 as public law number 88-352[USS16]. It is common knowledge that places of work and companies across the country were rife with instances of discrimination especially for black people and other minorities prior to the enactment of the EEOC[USS16]. Thus, this is one of the most important laws that changed how businesses hire personnel; limiting eligibility for employment to important aspects and factors about an individual’s candidature like experience, and academic qualification requirements needed for the said positon[GSA16]. Affirmative Action is the law or policy that promotes equity in employment to favor disadvantaged groups in the community and country who have previously suffered in employment areas[Nie13]. Additionally, affirmative action ensures diversity is promoted at the workplace, bridging inequality as far as salaries are concerned all aimed at correcting harms, wrongs, and hindrances from the past[Nie13]. The US small business association members have
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AGENCY’S LAW AND ETHICS 3 to abide by this law too ensuring that both men and women have salaries that are not different from each other based on gender. Personnel Recruitment and Hiring Practices The US Small Business Association encourages diversity initiatives by working towards the inclusion of the LGBT community in workplaces[Qui16]. Working with the NGLCC (the
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