Job and Work Analysis: Methods, Research, and Applications for Human Resource Management provides students and professionals alike with an in-depth exploration of job analysis. Job analysis encompasses a wide range of crucial topics that help us understand what people do at work and why. This one-of-a-kind text expertly unpacks the best job analysis methods and then illustrates how to apply these methods to solve some of the most common workplace problems. Readers will learn the best practices for helping people work smarter, improving hiring and training, making jobs safer, and providing a satisfying work environment. The new Third Edition includes new references, the latest research findings, and expanded discussions of competency models, teams, and O*NET.
Chapter 6: Job Analysis and the Law
Job Analysis and the Law
As you now know, job analysis forms the basis for most human resources approaches to employment practice. Employment practices sometimes result in lawsuits and court cases, so it is not too surprising that job analysis is often a key resource during legal battles. In this chapter, we take a peek at the battlefield and the combatants. Although laws regulating employment practices exist in many other countries, our chapter covers only the legal system in the United States. And even more specifically, only the U.S. Constitution, federal laws, and executive orders are covered. The chapter is divided into two parts, the first of which is about legislation and regulations. We begin by mentioning constitutional law and ...