Employment law issues

After briefing the management team on employment law from the Management Team Briefing on Employment Laws assignment, it is time to apply the knowledge to internal processes. There are many fundamental legal concerns surrounding recruiting and the overall hiring processes within organizations. A current review of the company’s HR policies and procedures centered on employment law reveals some possible opportunities to improve the overall recruitment and hiring process. Specific opportunities exist in background checks, employment tests, and hiring and promotions. If not properly administered, these areas may cause employment law issues within the company.


Write a 6–8 page paper in which you:

  1. Briefly explain your overall understanding of conducting employee background checks. Why are they done? Why are they important? Be clear with your discussion.
  2. Identify and discuss at least two types of background checks you believe most organizations conduct and explain how you will ensure the types you select are properly administered in the company.
  3. List and describe at least five employee drug-testing procedures you would implement to comply with state drug-testing laws. How would you ensure adherence to the procedures?
  4. Briefly discuss your understanding of bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ), affirmative action preferences, and promotions. Then, identify at least three actions you would take to avoid employment law issues with these topics. Be specific.

Requirements: 6-8 page

Answer preview

The employment process, recruitment, hiring, and training, are very time-consuming as well as financially straining to an organization. If the right employer is not found to fill in a vacant position, this could lead to the subsequent firing of that employee, rendering the entire employment process and its cost implications useless. If an organization has a high employee turnover, this may translate to a leak in finances in the employment process. Therefore, investing in employee background checks could save the organization from losing its time and finances, which may be deemed necessary in recruiting, hiring, and training its employees.

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