Most organizations prioritize compliance with national and state regulations when it comes to the operation of their businesses. Today’s business environment has seen a heightened sensitivity towards legal issues. Unfortunately, lawsuits have become more prevalent in today’s society and the average employee is extremely aware of employment laws and rights. Lawsuits regarding wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and safety hazards are all concerns of today’s average business. This increased awareness of legal issues has increased the value associated with a human resources department within an organization. The human resources team should be equipped to answer and address any potential issues and can provide relevant training on legal topics. This alone has propelled the field and put it in a position to thrive.