Job Descriptions and Government Legislation Vanessa Lugo

Columbia Southern University

Job Descriptions and Government Legislation
Job descriptions are the roles and responsibilities of an employee in
an organization. These roles dictate the daily tasks of an individual in
an organization. Job descriptions are a legal requirement because they
guide the environmental factors that determine the working environment
of an individual. These are the physical, intellectual, and emotional
factors of a working environment. These factors are dictated by the job
description, and the government requires that all jobs should have
precise job descriptions so as to enable an employee has favorable
working conditions.
One of the fundamental environmental factors is a reasonable
accommodation. This is a situation where an organization avails all the
necessary facilities to enable an employee work with minimal
difficulties this is especially for persons with disabilities. Thus, a
job description informs the employer on all the necessary facilities
that he or she should avail to an employee to enable him or her perform
allocated duties effectively (Fitz- enz & Davison, 2002). This includes
special facilities for persons with a disability because the law
prohibits discrimination of people with disabilities. The Americans with
Disabilities Act ensures that job permits for organizations with persons
with disabilities adequately cover the special needs of this group of
It is also a job requirement, for organizations to provide job
descriptions so that they offer continuous training to individuals to
enhance their skills and competencies. The training offered should
change, in relation to changing job descriptions to enable employees’
skills remain relevant to the organization. Through the Fair Labor
Standards act, all organizations should provide job descriptions for all
positions so as to determine the primary support that the organization
is required to offer for each position (Fitz- enz & Davison, 2002). On
the other hand, the Equal Pay Act dictates that all positions with
similar job descriptions should be equally remunerated. This ensures
that unions are able to collectively bargain for batter payment for
employees in different positions.
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