Chap3OL - Human Resources Management Chapter 3:...

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Human Resources Management Chapter 3: Understanding EO and the Legal Environment
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MGT 112 Fall 2008 2 Chapter 3—Learning Objectives Explain why compliance with HR law is an important part of doing business Follow changes in HR law, regulation, and court decisions Manage within equal employment opportunity laws and understand the rationale and requirements of affirmative action Make managerial decisions that will avoid legal liability Know when to seek the advice of legal counsel on HRM matters
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MGT 112 Fall 2008 3 Understanding and Complying Important for three reasons: 1. Helps the company do the right 2. Helps managers realize the limitations of the HR and legal departments 3. Minimizes the potential liability
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MGT 112 Fall 2008 4 Doing the Right Thing Primary requirement of laws is to mandate good management practices Benefits: Legal compliance, and thus reduced potential for legal liability Improved employee morale and job satisfaction, resulting in higher job performance Socially responsible, positive impression on customers
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MGT 112 Fall 2008 5 Limitations of HR and Legal HR can not always resolve decisions made by managers. What’s a classic
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