Introduction to Human Resources
Human resources (HR) are one of the most important “assets” of your business. The individuals who make up your organization go a long way toward driving its success, whether they are employees, managers, consultants or others. HR refers to the recruitment and management of personnel, in compliance with the law. Thus, the practice of HR requires knowledge of the laws that affect your workplace - at the federal, state and local levels. In addition to legal compliance, HR covers the art of managing your business internally. This challenge includes:
Labor Laws by Company Size
One of our most important charts is Compliance by Company Size located in the first link in the left hand navigation. This simple chart provides you with the labor laws your company must comply with depending on the number of employees you have. Even a company with only a few employees has a significant number of laws that are relevant including OSHA, HIPAA and FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act).