Navigating HCM

One of the biggest roadblocks to HR’s strategic relevance in many organizations is the time and energy spent navigating the legal and procedural landscape of human capital management.

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Staying on top of international, national and state level requirements is a full time job in itself. Conversations with HR Executives of growing companies often involve some degree of frustration over the complexity of the HR regulatory environment. Between the FLSA, FMLA, EEOC, etc. in the US, not to mention increasing exposure to international regulations, compliance is a moving target.

While we can’t terraform the HR landscape into something less challenging, we can offer these quick links to some basic resources where you’ll find answers to some of your most common regulatory questions.

Government Resources

US Department of Labor – Summary of Major Laws

Fair labor Standards Act Family and Medical Leave Act

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

American Disabilities Act

Occupational Safety and Health Administration


National Labor Relations Board

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Internal Revenue Service

Occupational Employment Statistics

U.S. Supreme Court 


Non-Government Resources

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Equal Opportunity Advisory Council

American Payroll Association

Human Resources Law

American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Council for Global Immigration

Association for Talent Development

BLR HR Employment Solutions

HR Laws

HR Hero

State Law Chart Builder

International HR Law Guides

International Labor and Employment Law

O-Net Occupational Information

Employers Counsel Network

This is not a comprehensive list, but we hope it serves as a useful resource in helping you chart your course as you travel through the complex HR regulatory landscape.


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