Cases in Human Resource Management provides students with insights into common challenges, dilemmas, and issues human resource managers face in the workplace. Using a wide variety of well-known companies and organizations, author David Kimball engages students with original, real-world cases that illustrate HRM topics and functions in action. Each case is designed to encourage students to find new solutions to human resource issues and to stimulate class discussion. Case questions challenge students to think critically, apply concepts, and develop their HRM skills. The contents are organized using the same topical coverage and structure as most HRM textbooks, making Kimball the ideal companion for any introductory HRM course.
Chapter 3: The Legal Environment and Diversity Management
The Legal Environment and Diversity Management
Case 3.1. Major Employment Laws: How Does an Increase in State Minimum Wage Impact an Organization?
In any management position, you need a basic understanding of the major employment laws. If you are the manager of a company, such as Walmart, you have to understand what is legal and what isn’t, or you may cost your employer money.
There are some laws that deal specifically with compensation issues. A major piece of legislation was the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which requires that women be paid equal to men if they are doing the same work. However, the oldest of the compensation laws is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. The FLSA covers ...