Human Resource and Legal Environment of Business

Subject: Employee Management
Pages: 1
Words: 373
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Study level: College

Staffing Process

One of the problems that arises from cutting corners to save both money and time is discrimination practices. Discriminatory practices will emerge as there will be no guidelines to properly vet who enters and who is rejected (Mello, 2014). The discriminatory practices may involve sidelining people of specific religious beliefs, genetic conditions, sexual orientation, gender, and or age. The second problem that often results from cutting corners during staffing is disparate treatments (Mello, 2014). Disparate treatment refers to a legal way of proving or demonstrating illegal discrimination in the employment process and or practice where the person discriminated has clear evidence of the employment team addressing and serving them in a biased manner. In most circumstances, this can result in legal ramifications that could slander the company and tarnish the brand image, and lead to loss of clients, investors, and consumers.

Training as a Critical Strategic Issue

Training is a critical issue for organizations because the outcome of companies is entirely dependent upon their individual employee’s performance, as a collective within the organization (Mello, 2014). To increase the company’s total output, it is often essential to ensure that employees are trained in wholesome using trainers with good years if not decades’ worth of theoretical and practice experience under their belt. This is why training is the bedrock of all organizational goals and strategies.

Fair Use Doctrine

Fair Use Doctrine refers to explicit laws that protect the rights of content producers from having their copyrighted works being illegally produced. However, in instances that the work leads to the progression of useful arts and science, the Fair Use Doctrine allows public and private parties to use copyrighted material to further the earlier mentioned agenda (valuable arts and sciences) (Kubasek et al., 2016). The Fair Use Doctrine was the brainchild of the Internet as it became difficult to police its vastness; hence parties were forced to reach an amicable deal regarding what could and could not be shown without infringing copyrights of entities. Essentially, Fair Use will not allow public and private entities to profit from other people’s works or copy them. If the culprit proves that its usage contributes to society through public discourse, they will rely on Fair Use to protect them.


Kubasek, N. K., Brennan, B. A., & Browne, M. N. (2016). The legal environment of business: A critical thinking approach (8th ed.). Pearson Education (US).

Mello, J. A. (2014). Strategic human resource management (4th ed.). Cengage Learning.