Cost Club Three: Statutory Regulation of Employment

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Cost Club Three: Statutory Regulation of Employment

HRM 546

August 27, 2012

Cost Club Three: Statutory Regulation of Employment
Employee Privacy
Ensuring productivity and effectiveness
oPreventing employee loss of productivity, by misuse of technology. oGive Employees access to company computers, Internet access, internal and external electronic mail network, and voice mail to conduct company business. ➢ Protect against legal liability

oEmployer should be interested in ensuring that the e-mail system is not being used in ways that offend others, to harm morale, or for disruptive purposes (Barrett & Anderson, 2007). oDevelop written policies and procedures regarding the use of company computers, e-mail, phones and Internet. Employee Unions

Statutory Basis
oEmployees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations. oTo bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection and oShall also have the right to refrain from any or all such activities under labor relation’s act. (Bennett & Hartman, 2007)

Public Sector
oFederal restrictions prevent public sector unions from conducting direct bargaining over wages and benefits and from striking oFederal employees cannot bargain over wages, hours, or benefits as private sector can. oThey can bargain about the numbers, types, and grades of positions, procedures for performing work or exercising authority, the use of technology, and alternatives for employees harmed by management decisions (Bennett & Hartman, 2007). Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with regulations under the OSHA Act. oExamine workplace conditions to make sure they conform to applicable OSHA standards. oMake sure employees have and use safe tools and...
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