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Awareness of the various employment laws is the first line of defense in protecting your business. Get the insights and answers you need to handle the most common – and most critical – HR issues legally and effectively.​​

The Impact of Employee Rights in the Workplace

Balancing Employee Rights with Best Workplace Practices

Make no mistake: Most employment laws are designed to protect employees. Rather than feeling restricted by the rules, however, you need to become more knowledgeable about the practical takeaways. Just as important as understanding what you can’t do is recognizing what you can do.

Equal Opportunity Employment
Equal Opportunity Employment

Steering clear of unfair discriminatory behavior should be the goal of any law-abiding business. Get familiar with the primary laws and regulations enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and how they impact your workplace.

In this chapter, you'll learn:
  • What protected classes fall under Title VII
  • Advice on when you're required to accommodate employees
  • What to do when an employee files a discrimination charge with the EEOC
Harassment-Free Workplace

In addition to avoiding discrimination based on gender, race, religion, age and other factors, it’s important to take specific steps to prevent workplace harassment. A respectful, harassment free environment is a necessary foundation for a diverse, but cohesive, workforce.

In this chapter, you'll learn:
  • Tips for keeping harassment out of the workplace
  • Managers’ general obligations with workplace harassment
  • How to create your harassment-free workplace policy
  • Steps to take if you receive a complaint
  • Advice for avoiding retaliation claims
Harassment-Free Workplace
Workplace Policies & Postings
Workplace Policies & Postings

You are required by law to share certain federal and state labor law information with your employees. Distributing or displaying this information keeps employees informed of their workplace rights, while protecting your company against disputes and lawsuits. It also guards against fines or penalties for noncompliance.

In this chapter, you'll learn:
  • Why labor law posting compliance matters
  • Mandatory federal postings for employers
  • Compliance with additional state posting requirements
  • Posting requirements for off-site workers and non-traditional worksites
  • The risk of lawsuits for non-compliance with posting requirements