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Northern Kentucky University Laws to Govern Management Treatment of Employees Discussion

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I’m stuck on a Business question and need an explanation.

i have disccusion board i need you to do and reply for two discussion board as well.

discussion board question;

Are there laws that govern management's treatment of employees? If so, what are they, what are they suppose to accomplish, and do they accomplish their goals (in your opinion and/or with factual data)?

Should we need laws to govern management's treatment of employees? Why or why not?

first discussion board need to reply :

There are certainly laws that govern managements treatment of employees on the books. They were created to benefit, as well as protect, the employee subject to the employers governance. They create a stable and safe work environment for all employees, and set clear guidelines for what is, and is not, okay in the workplace. The Fair Labor Standards Act makes it so an employer cannot demand too long of hours from employees, and must pay them to a certain degree. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits sex discrimination, and protects employees from a hostile work environment. These are all in place, and do a magnanimous job of protecting employees.

Although i think that we very much so shouldn't need laws to govern management's treatment of employees, there certainly is a necessity. Discrimination, sexual harassment, as well as quid pro quo and the likes are all situations that one could find themselves in the workplace, and in a position subjugated due to dealing with a superior. These laws allow employees to remain safe and feel more comfortable, and also lend to developing a culture that prioritizes them more.

second discussion board :

There are numerous laws that govern managements treatment over employees. I went on to the U.S Department of labor website and under the Summary of the Major Laws of the Department of Labor, numerous laws were stated.

Three that I thought were very important were the wages and hours law, the family and medical leave act and workplace safety and health. The Fair Labor Standards Act prescribes standards for wages and overtime pay which affects private and public employment. It requires employers to pay covered employees the federal minimum wage and overtime pay of one-and-one-half-times the regular rate of pay. They also have laws that forbids certain ages working during specific times in their life.

The family and medical leave act requires companies to give 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for the birth or adoption of a child or serious illnesses to immediate family members. Finally, the workplace safety and health law requires companies to adhere to the standards set for workers to be safe and healthy and away from any possible hazards.

I think it is paramount that management have laws put in place for employees. Unfortunately, if they are not put in place some companies would take advantage of the employees as they want to make as much money as they can for themselves. The laws give some power to the workers and keep them safe and secure and not at the mercy of the management with everything.


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Are there laws that govern management's treatment of employees?
Yes, there are laws governing how the management treats its employees. The labour
department enforces laws that protect workers that range from parental leave benefits to pay
requirements. The U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is another form of
protection supervised by agencies.
The Fair Labor Standards Act guarantees that every employee gets a minimum salary on
work done. Both the public and private employer pay their staff a minimum of $7.25 an hour.
The FLSA also ensures workers receive their overtime dues....

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