In this video, HR professional consultant and trainer Catherine Mattice offers an overview of some of laws every human resources professional should know, including: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Anti-Discrimination and Harassment, and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
- There's a variety of laws that really impact you…on a regular basis as an HR professional.…They are in place to ensure employees…are treated fairly and with dignity at work.…Before we get started,…it's important for me to state…that I am not and attorney…and therefore I am not providing legal advice.…This video is for informational purposes only…and is meant to give you basic information…about five laws you should be aware of…if you're going to serve in the HR function.…It is your responsibility to learn…and understand all federal and state laws…related to human resources…and to implement the appropriate processes…to ensure your organization is in compliance of those laws…Always, always consult an employment law attorney…if you are unsure about something.…
The first law I want to cover…is the Family Medical Leave Act or FMLA.…FMLA requires employers with 50 or more employees…to provide eligible employees up to 12 weeks…of unpaid, job-protected leave.…Employees will need FMLA leave for instance…when they have a child or adopt a child,…
HR consultant Catherine Mattice outlines some of the considerations of the human resources professional, such as balancing the needs of employees with the interests of the organization. She reveals how to conduct an HR audit to identify HR practices that need improvement. She then outlines core HR responsibilities: staffing, training, documentation, compensation and benefits, performance reviews, job descriptions, compliance with state and federal regulations, and more.
- Building trust with employees
- Conducting an HR audit
- Classifying employees
- Setting up compensation and benefits
- Creating and enforcing company policies
- Writing job descriptions
- Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees
- Managing employee performance
- Training employees
- Disciplining employees