Employment law sits right at the heart of the HR profession. When hiring, rewarding, disciplining and firing staff, careful attention must be paid to the relevant labor regulations. Failure to follow these regulations can lead to disgruntled employees, governmental fines and expensive law suits. HR and recruiting professionals must have a comprehensive and up to date understanding of employment laws if they are to perform their function effectively and mitigate risk to their corporations. Below we have described what steps a HR professional can take to develop and maintain their expertise in current legalities.