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Legal terminology often seems inscrutable, even though the legal terms bandied about by lawyers frequently have very straightforward meanings. SHRM's Workplace Law LegalEase provides plain English definitions of common legal terminology for HR professionals to put relevant legal developments into sharp focus for your HR practice.

Heard a legalism that left you scratching your head? Our overview of basic legal definitions (in alphabetical order) should help.

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