HR Laws Every Human Resources Professional Should Know

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There are more than 180 federal labor laws administrated by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that cover workplace activities for about 150 million workers in 10 million workplaces. Maintaining compliance commonly falls to your company’s human resources department. Tracking, updating and enforcing these HR laws ensures your company’s compliance. Beyond understanding these employment laws, there are some HR basics that aid in the process.

The Fair Labor Standards Act

Administered by the Wage and Hour Division, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets standards for wages and overtime pay. Employers who have nonexempt employees are required to pay at

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