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Chapter 3: The Legal Environment and Diversity Management

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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 ...

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