Assignment: interpret changes in employment laws
As shown by the timeline of major employment laws, sometimes referred to as labor laws, these have been in place for many years. Many have been updated to be more relevant for the workplace during various times in the United States. While these laws continue to evolve, the purpose of employment laws is to protect individual workers and employers right along with them to promote a more productive, safe working environment.
You will begin this assignment by researching and selecting one of the older employment laws such as the Fair Labor and Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, or the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Then, research and select a recently changed or newly implemented employment law. Think of relevant current topics such as changes in sick leave or family leave laws, or the new ban-the-box or pregnancy accommodation legislation. Now, in the role of an HR manager, develop a narrated PowerPoint presentation explaining the laws you have selected. You are to present your information at the next team meeting with your HR associates. Address the following in your presentation:
- Explain the laws and what they cover.
- Determine how the obsoleter employment law and the more recent one vary from each other. Provide examples of how this influences HR supervisors’ and team members’ roles.
- Assess the impact of the laws for employees and the organization.
- Include important steps supervisors must take to ensure compliance with employment laws.
Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists and should cite material appropriately. Add audio to each slide using the Media section of the Insert tab in the top menu bar for each slide.
Support your presentation with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.
Length: 12-15 slides (with a separate reference slide)
Notes Length: 200-350 words for each slide
Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate.