HR departments have evolved significantly throughout modern history. The state and federal government have been the one force that shaped HR more than any other and has been most responsible for how the department functions today. HR departments have always been highly influenced by the passage of new laws (e.g., HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act), regulatory policies (e.g., nondiscrimination/harassment or retaliation policies that are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)), and safety protections (e.g., those enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)).
Completing this assignment provides you the opportunity to analyze the effect of legal, safety, and regulatory requirements on HR processes. The components influence personnel management because these are requirement that will dictate many job functions.
The effect of legal, safety, and regulatory requirements on the HR process
- Employee-related regulations established by the United States, such as the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Opinion on the following statement: “Common sense and compassion in the workplace have been replaced by litigation.”
- How a leader may use this information to better guide their own behavior and staff