Human Resources Law

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Human resources or "HR" refers to the division of an organization that deals with personnel matters such as hiring, training, discipline, and firing. HR legal issues involve labor relations, privacy in the workplace, employee leave and benefits, and discrimination, and are often governed by federal and state statutes including, the Labor Management Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. (Reference:

Key Topics

  • Employment Contracts
  • Employee Benefits

Major Legislation

  • Labor Management Relations Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act

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  • Human Resources & Personnel Management

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