This portion of the paper will identify the employment laws that affect KFF as the company tries to find out how to expand the services offered to the customers. The paper will further explain the employment laws that KFF has to consider in implementing into the business strategic and marketing plan. Six components of employment law will be discussed: 1) Legislation for employee health, safety, and well being, 2) protecting wages, pensions, and benefits, 3) union and collective bargaining, 4) protecting equal opportunity, 5) protecting employee privacy, and lastly, 6) enhancing job security. First, what is employment law?
Defining Employment Law
According to Wise Geek writer Katherine Swan, employment law ensures that employees cannot be overworked, placed in an unhealthy or dangerous environment, or rendered unable to work without appropriate compensation. Employment law guarantees that workers have nothing discriminated against, and allows foreigners a period in which they can legally work in the country (Swan, 2008). KFF has to make sure the firm understands the standards and guidelines that international and local government has implemented.
Health, Safety and Well-being
In hiring additional employees, KFF has to make sure that each store locality oversees the well-being of each employee. This includes knowing the regulatory statues that come from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act). This means KFF has to make sure all employees work in a safe and healthy environment, from slicing meats, stocking and un-stocking shelves, to gathering store carts from the parking lot. This also includes follow-up when an employee is injured. KFF must follow procedures that OSHA enforces, for example below is an OSHA Form 300 work related injury/illness form that KFF has to fill out.
This is will protect both employee and the company as a way to prepare a safer work...