Sunday, January 25, 2009

It is crucial for a manager to know and understand the fair employment laws? What can you do to create a supportive environment where these laws are understood by your employees? What communication strategies would you recommend?

It is important that workers start their career in an organization with a solid employee orientation and training. During this training it is imperative to introduce the fair employment laws to employees and let them know who they can reach within the organization to have these fair employment laws met. It is also essential to give these laws and company policies in a handbook that employees can reference at their own free will. As employment laws are updated through local, state, and federal laws online training programs can be used to share this information with employees and then test the workers on knowledge of the new laws. Human Resources can then track that every employee has been introduced to the law and tested. It is also the law that employment laws be posted on posters where all employees can see them. These posters are available at office supply stores and local Chambers of Commerce. All of this information must be recorded and tracked by Human Resources in case of investigations or future lawsuits. Human Resource departments can save the business money by carefully tracking fair employment laws and following them. When employees or the business terminate employment it is important that these laws are once again followed and recorded in case of future actions.

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