Many employees and employers around the world, be it individuals or large organizations are not that well-versed with institutional regulations as well the codes and employment laws. As a result, employees have been on the receiving end though to an extent that the companies have suffered of losing credibility. Employees have found themselves on the wrong end of wrong decisions, and this has at times resulted in termination of employment without relevant benefits or compensation.
It has been noted with concern that many companies have a hard time trying to keep pace with the ever-changing laws and other corporate responsibilities. Many of them have fallen into legal tussles with various trade unions for failing to keep up with these regulations. This may in turn be very costly to your organization in terms of finance and reputation.
Among the laws that are easily overlooked is the law guarding disabled employees. As much you may want to treat all employees equally, those ones who are physically challenged need more attention. Special facilities may be needed by your organization to make them comfortable. Organizations have also been found to sideline disabled persons while looking for potential employees. Care should be taken during these processes as discrimination may lead to breach of the stated law codes.
Employment laws clearly state out the minimum required age limit for employing people and its unlawful for a company to recruit underage employees. This is common in developing countries where they assume it better to employ underage since it is cheap labor. It is therefore vital for companies and organizations to create a human resource department and employ qualified personnel who will check on matters of employment and ensure proper and deserved payment to the workers.
There are also certain benefits that an employee is entitled to as per the law and should be provided by the employer. Such benefits are health cover, social security, insurance cover etc. This too may be basis on which legal action can be taken.
Many employers do not take into account the guidelines to be followed when employing workers. As a result, many companies end up employing aliens, who may not be allowed. Other employers have been found to include unlawful conditions in their contracts, such as requiring the worker to pay for medical bills, taking a lie detector test and even working overtime without extra pay. All this can lead to severe disciplinary actions from relevant authorities.
The only way to avoid is that companies to be on the lookout for changes in the law, as well as adhering to the existing ones. Make sure employees understand every condition and regulation under which they work. And of course your company should be registered and should be filing legal levies regularly to the concerned authorities.