HR Law for Managers

HR Law for Managers


Welcome to our 11-part video course on "HR Law for Managers"! This series provides a comprehensive resource that will orient managers to components of key employment laws; provide details, relevant to managers, for each of these laws; and explain, in practical terms, how to apply the laws in context with specific situations as relate to a manager’s duties. This program is valid for 2.5 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP and 2.5 hours of recertification credit through the HR Certification Institute. The activity IDs will be made available upon completion of the course.

HR Law for Managers: Family and Medical Leave Act


Duration: 12 min.

The purpose of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is to allow employees to balance the needs of their family against their work obligations. Generally, the law ensures that all workers are able to take reasonable extended leaves of absence from work to handle family issues or illness without fear of being terminated from their jobs or forced into a lesser job upon their return from leave. NOTE: This program is part of the "HR Law for Managers" series. This series provides a comprehensive resource that will orient managers to components of key employment laws; provide details, relevant to managers, for each of these laws; and explain, in practical terms, how to apply the laws in context with specific situations as relate to a manager’s duties. You are encouraged to take advantage of the detailed fact sheet that supports each program in the "HR Law for Managers" series.

HR Law for Managers: Fair Labor Standards Act, Updated May 2016


Duration: 11 min.

Virtually all employers, both private and public, with one or more employees, are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In a nutshell, the FLSA establishes standards for minimum wage, overtime pay for eligible employees, the employment of minors, and recordkeeping. This video lesson and fact sheet were reviewed and updated in May 2016 to ensure compliance with recently released regulatory changes. NOTE: This program is part of the "HR Law for Managers" series. This series provides a comprehensive resource that will orient managers to components of key employment laws; provide details, relevant to managers, for each of these laws; and explain, in practical terms, how to apply the laws in context with specific situations as relate to a manager’s duties. You are encouraged to take advantage of the detailed fact sheet that supports each program in the "HR Law for Managers" series.

HR Law for Managers: Americans With Disabilities Act


Duration: 12 min.

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed “to establish a clear and comprehensive prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability” as well as “to provide clear, strong, consistent, and enforceable standards addressing discrimination against individuals with disabilities.” NOTE: This program is part of the "HR Law for Managers" series. This series provides a comprehensive resource that will orient managers to components of key employment laws; provide details, relevant to managers, for each of these laws; and explain, in practical terms, how to apply the laws in context with specific situations as relate to a manager’s duties. You are encouraged to take advantage of the detailed fact sheet that supports each program in the "HR Law for Managers" series.

HR Law for Managers: Age Discrimination in Employment Act


Duration: 8 min.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to employers with 20 or more employees, including state and local governments, as well as employment agencies, labor unions, and the federal government. It protects employees and applicants who are 40 years of age or older. NOTE: This program is part of the "HR Law for Managers" series. This series provides a comprehensive resource that will orient managers to components of key employment laws; provide details, relevant to managers, for each of these laws; and explain, in practical terms, how to apply the laws in context with specific situations as relate to a manager’s duties. You are encouraged to take advantage of the detailed fact sheet that supports each program in the "HR Law for Managers" series.

HR Law for Managers: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964


Duration: 12 min.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, or Title VII, was the first anti-discrimination law passed by Congress. It protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, and sex. Each of these is known as a protected class. NOTE: This program is part of the "HR Law for Managers" series. This series provides a comprehensive resource that will orient managers to components of key employment laws; provide details, relevant to managers, for each of these laws; and explain, in practical terms, how to apply the laws in context with specific situations as relate to a manager’s duties. You are encouraged to take advantage of the detailed fact sheet that supports each program in the "HR Law for Managers" series.

HR Law for Managers: Pregnancy Discrimination Act


Duration: 7 min.

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), signed by President Carter and enacted in 1978, is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The amendment was designed to clarify that discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions is a form of sex discrimination. The PDA applies to all employers with 15 or more employees, labor organizations, employment agencies, and to the federal, state and local government. NOTE: This program is part of the "HR Law for Managers" series. This series provides a comprehensive resource that will orient managers to components of key employment laws; provide details, relevant to managers, for each of these laws; and explain, in practical terms, how to apply the laws in context with specific situations as relate to a manager’s duties. You are encouraged to take advantage of the detailed fact sheet that supports each program in the "HR Law for Managers" series.

HR Law for Managers: Older Worker Benefit Protection Act


Duration: 5 min.

The Older Worker Benefit Protection Act, or OWBPA, was enacted in 1990 as an amendment to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or ADEA. The OWBPA prohibits discrimination with respect to employee benefits, including severance benefits, on the basis of age. It also ensures that older workers are not compelled or pressured into waiving their rights under the ADEA. NOTE: This program is part of the "HR Law for Managers" series. This series provides a comprehensive resource that will orient managers to components of key employment laws; provide details, relevant to managers, for each of these laws; and explain, in practical terms, how to apply the laws in context with specific situations as relate to a manager’s duties. You are encouraged to take advantage of the detailed fact sheet that supports each program in the "HR Law for Managers" series.

HR Law for Managers: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act


Duration: 12 min.

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) obligates employers to provide service members with certain leaves of absence, protect their employment benefits while they are on active leave, and reemploy them when they return from service, if they have five years or less of cumulative service in the uniformed services. In a nutshell, it protects employees who must be absent from employment by reason of service in the uniformed services. NOTE: This program is part of the "HR Law for Managers" series. This series provides a comprehensive resource that will orient managers to components of key employment laws; provide details, relevant to managers, for each of these laws; and explain, in practical terms, how to apply the laws in context with specific situations as relate to a manager’s duties. You are encouraged to take advantage of the detailed fact sheet that supports each program in the "HR Law for Managers" series.

HR Law for Managers: Occupational Safety and Health Act


Duration: 10 min.

This lesson covers information about the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). The video and the fact sheet address who is covered by the law, what OSHA regulates, OSHA requirements, what OSHA prohibits, inspections, enforcement, and state law. NOTE: This program is part of the "HR Law for Managers" series. This series provides a comprehensive resource that will orient managers to components of key employment laws; provide details, relevant to managers, for each of these laws; and explain, in practical terms, how to apply the laws in context with specific situations as relate to a manager’s duties. You are encouraged to take advantage of the detailed fact sheet that supports each program in the "HR Law for Managers" series.

HR Law for Managers: Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act


Duration: 8 min.

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, or COBRA, which became law in 1986, is the federal law that requires that most employers sponsoring group health plans offer employees and their eligible family members the opportunity for a temporary extension of continuous health coverage, at group rates, in certain instances where coverage under the plan would otherwise end. NOTE: This program is part of the "HR Law for Managers" series. This series provides a comprehensive resource that will orient managers to components of key employment laws; provide details, relevant to managers, for each of these laws; and explain in practical terms, how to apply the laws in context with specific situations as relate to a manager’s duties. You are encouraged to take advantage of the detailed fact sheet that supports each program in the "HR Law for Managers" series.

HR Law for Managers: Immigration Reform and Control Act


Duration: 10 min.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, or IRCA, was signed into law by President Reagan to control unauthorized immigration to the United States. More specifically, this law was passed to discourage the employment of illegal immigrants and preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them. NOTE: This program is part of the "HR Law for Managers" series. This series provides a comprehensive resource that will orient managers to components of key employment laws; provide details, relevant to managers, for each of these laws; and explain, in practical terms, how to apply the laws in context with specific situations as relate to a manager’s duties. You are encouraged to take advantage of the detailed fact sheet that supports each program in the "HR Law for Managers" series.
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