Legal Safety and Regulatory Requirements Paper

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Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper examining the effects of legal, safety, and regulatory requirements on .

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Legal, Safety, and Regulatory Requirements Paper NameClassDateProfessorLegal, Safety, and Regulatory Requirements Paper All businesses large or small are responsible for adhering to the legal regulatory requirements of both the federal government and the laws of the state. The Human resources department of the business must comply with all applicable employment laws, health and safety laws, and regulatory processes in order to ensure the health, safety, and well being of their employees. When the human resource manager fails to comply with these laws and regulations they become vulnerable to being sued by their employees which in turn will threaten the profitability of the business. In securing the safety of the employee the human resource manager must be well versed on the laws of the US Department of Labor. The US Department of Labor is responsible for administrating laws concerning fair wages, hours worked, working conditions, and health benefits. These laws establish the expected behavior of the company and outline what rights the employee will receive. When a company violates the laws of the USDOL or the rights of the employee they will be subject to an investigation by the appropriate agency and will e vulnerable to a lawsuit by the employee. The guidelines established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) ensure that the employer provides the necessary safety measures and health conditions for their employees. Emplo

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