According to the Winter 2021 issue of HR Magazine, there are nine Federal employment laws that permit individual civil liability and five of those allow criminal liability for HR professionals.

Federal Law Civil Liability Criminal Liability
Fair Labor Standards Act
Yes Yes
Family Medical Leave Act
Yes No
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Yes Yes
Immigration Reform & Control Act
Yes Yes
OSHA Yes Yes
Section 1981 of Civil Rights
Act of 1866
Yes No
Section 1983 of Civil Rights
Act of 1871
Yes No


Are you in compliance with all of these laws? How do you know? Do you have personal liability issues as an HR professional? JorgensenHR may be able to help with our HR Assessment.

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