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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Chapter 4 Employee Rights and HR Communications Fundamentals of Human Resource Management Ninth Edition DeCenzo and Robbins
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Introduction Employee rights have become one of the more important human resource issues. The U.S. Constitution, laws, and Supreme Court rulings have increasingly constrained employer actions related to employee rights.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Employment Rights Legislation and Its HRM Implications Privacy Act of 1974 Requires government agencies to make available to employees information contained in their personnel files. Employees may also have the right to review letters of recommendation made on their behalf. Similar state laws apply to state and private-sector employees. Restrictions include employee waivers of right to review and procedures which stipulate when and how a file can be accessed.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Employment Rights Legislation and Its HRM Implications Privacy Act of 1974 Computerized information systems add more complexities and potential flexibility to employee records. The Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1971 Extension to the Privacy Act Requires employers to notify employees that their credit is being checked Provide additional information to applicants who are negatively affected by a credit check. Information used must be job relevant.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Employment Rights Legislation and Its HRM Implications The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 requires government agencies, federal contractors, and those receiving federal funds of $25,000 or more to actively pursue a drug-free environment. Covered organizations must establish and disseminate policies provide substance-abuse awareness programs
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Employment Rights Legislation and Its HRM Implications The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 Companies regulated by the Department of Transportation and Nuclear Regulatory Commission must test employees in certain jobs for drugs.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Employment Rights Legislation and Its HRM Implications Drug-free policies must include: What is expected of employees Penalties for infractions of policies Substance abuse awareness programs Disseminated to all employees
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Employment Rights Legislation and Its HRM Implications Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 Prohibits employers in the private sector from using lie-detector tests in all employment decisions. May still be used during investigations of suspected
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