Are you new to HR? Feeling overwhelmed by the vast and constantly changing landscape of employment law? Worried about the risks to your organization? Don’t panic. You’re in the same boat as many others. You don’t need to know everything on your first day or even your first year. HR professionals with decades of experience are still learning new things.
For beginners and seasoned professionals alike, the key is knowing what you need to learn more about as you go along. For example, you don’t need to understand every facet of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act when no employee has need for leave, but you should be aware of whether the law applies to your organization and where to find more information when the occasion arises.
Below we’ve summarized the HR topics that you should be aware of sooner rather than later.