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Other Employment Law

Lea en español Related GetLegal.TV Videos Click here for more employment law videos Other legal issues that frequently arise in the employment context include: Minimum Wage disputes, such as disagreements over whether or not employers complied with state or federal minimum wage laws when paying workers Problems with Pensions, from illegal or improper investment of […]

Information for Employers

Lea en español Employment discrimination occurs when an employer singles out an employee because of that employee’s characteristics or traits, such as age, race, gender, religious preference or disability. Such discrimination occurs in many forms but is most common in the areas of termination, promotion, wages and harassment. Employment discrimination, under most circumstances, is illegal […]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Lea en espanol The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination. The EEOC was created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The employment section of the act, known as Title VII, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex or religion and also prohibits employers from retaliating against any employee […]

Collective Bargaining

Lea en español Collective bargaining consists of negotiations between an employer and a group of employees so as to determine the conditions of employment. The result of collective bargaining procedures is a collective agreement. Employees are often represented in bargaining by a union or other labor organization. Collective bargaining is governed by federal and state […]

Employer and Employee Responsibilities

Lea en español Employer Responsibilities The employer must provide the employee with a timely and definite determination of whether the employee is covered by the FMLA. The employer must tell the employee if he or she may combine paid leave with unpaid leave. Under the FMLA, the employer must provide the employee or someone acting […]

Definitions and Sources

Lea en español The Labor Department has provided the following FMLA general definitions. Employee benefits: Benefits provided or available to employees, such as health, life and disability insurance; sick leave; educational reimbursement; and pensions. Health care provider: A doctor licensed to practice medicine or surgery by the state and any other person determined capable of […]

Employment Screening and Employment Advertising

Lea en español Job Advertising and Applicant Screening Related GetLegal.TV Videos Click here for more employment law videos Employers must carefully choose employees from the right job pools. Doing so will not only net the best employees but also help employers avoid costly claims of workplace discrimination. Advertising in Proper Job-Applicant Pools Before employers can […]

Affirmative action plans

An affirmative action plan sets principles for the recruiting, hiring and endorsement of women and minorities in order to remove the present effects of past employment discrimination. Private employers may set these policies to remedy the makeup of the workforce in a particular job categorization. Federal government contractors are required to uphold an affirmative action […]

Child labor laws

If you are an employer, it is best for you to not employ a child under the age of 14, with certain exceptions such as newspaper delivery. A child under the age of 16 may not be hired to perform hazardous work, and there are restrictions for how many hours the child may work.

Being paid by the day, not the week

If you work more than eight hours in any day, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, your employer does not have to pay you. The act does not mandate the number of hours you work in a day; rather, it mandates how many hours you work in a week. If you work fewer than 40 […]

Employment Law

Lea en español Your job is more than just a way to pay your bills. If you are like many of us, your job is a means for you to provide for your family and is where you spend most of your time when you are not at home. So, it is important that your […]