Schwind07IM04 - Chapter 4 Meeting Legal Requirements 4...

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Chapter 4 Meeting Legal Requirements MEETING LEGAL REQUIREMENTS CHAPTER OBJECTIVES After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Explain the impact of government on human resource management. Identify the jurisdictions of Canadian human rights legislation. List the major provisions of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Explain the effect of human rights legislation on the role of human resource specialists. Define harassment and explain what is meant by the term sexual harassment. Outline an Employment Equity Program. POWERPOINT ® SLIDES Canadian Human Resource Management includes a complete set of Microsoft PowerPoint ® files for each chapter. (Please contact your McGraw-Hill Ryerson representative to find out how instructors can receive these files.) In the lecture outline that follows, a reference to the relevant PowerPoint slide for this chapter is placed beside the corresponding lecture material. The slide number helps you to see your location in the slide show sequence and to skip slides that you don’t want to show to the class. (To jump ahead or back to a particular slide, just type the slide number and hit the Enter or Return key.) 4-1 4
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Part 3 Attracting Human Resources LECTURE OUTLINE (with PowerPoint ® slides) Meeting Legal Requirements Slide 1 Government Impact Slide 2 The Charter of Rights and Freedoms Slide 3 Human Rights Legislation Slide 4 GOVERNMENT IMPACT Governments present many challenges to human resource departments. Federal and provincial laws regulate the employee-employer relationship and challenge the methods human resource departments use. Governments create special regulatory bodies such as commissions and boards, to enforce compliance with the law and aid in its interpretation. Responsibilities of human resource specialists: -- Stay abreast of laws, interpretations and rulings -- Develop and administer programs to ensure compliance -- Pursue their traditional roles of obtaining, maintaining, and retaining an optimal workforce THE CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is contained in the Constitution Act of 1982 and is probably the most far-reaching legal challenge for human resource managers. Although the charter provides fundamental rights to every Canadian it does not include: The Right to Bargain Collectively and to Strike -- Are not fundamental freedoms therefore, strikers can be legislated back to work and have compulsory arbitration imposed The Right to Picket -- Employers can ask for injunctions to restrict picketing activities o The Right to Work -- Mandatory retirement at the age of 65 is permissible HUMAN RIGHTS LEGISLATION Human rights legislation is a family of federal and provincial acts that have a common objective to provide equal employment opportunities for members of protected groups. The two layers of employment laws: Federal law -- Passed by Parliament and enforced by the federal Human Rights Commission (applies to employers under federal jurisdiction)
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