Employer employee laws – providing an opportunity for better relation between them Before recruiting employees for your company it is better to know the laws of employer and employees relation to avoid legal proceeding at a later time. Employment discrimination has been a protracted-time drawback in many states in the U.S. This happens whenever the […]
The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) of 1959 (also known as the Landrum Griffin Act) deals with the relationship between a union and its members. It protects union funds and promotes union democracy by requiring labor organizations to file annual financial reports, by requiring union officials, employers, and labor consultants to file reports regarding […]
Most laws with labor provisions regulating the transportation industry are administered by agencies outside the Department of Labor. However, longshoring and maritime industry safety and health standards are issued and enforced by OSHA. The Longshoring and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), requires employers to assure that workers’ compensation is funded and available to eligible employees. […]
Veterans and other eligible persons have special employment rights with the federal government. They are provided preference in initial hiring and protection in reductions in force. Claims of violation of these rights are investigated by the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS).
Most labor and public safety laws and many environmental laws mandate whistleblower protections for employees who complain about violations of the law by their employers. Remedies can include job reinstatement and payment of back wages. OSHA enforces the whistleblower protections in most laws. Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Certain persons who serve in […]
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) prescribes standards for wages and overtime pay, which affect most private and public employment. The act is administered by the Wage and Hour Division. It requires employers to pay covered employees who are not otherwise exempt at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay of one-and-one-half-times the regular […]
Several agencies administer programs related solely to the construction industry. OSHA has special occupational safety and health standards for construction. The Wage and Hour Division, under Davis-Bacon and related acts, requires payment of prevailing wages and benefits; The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs enforces Executive Order 11246, which requires federal construction contractors and subcontractors, […]
Recipients of government contracts, grants or financial aid are subject to wage, hour, benefits, and safety and health standards under: The Davis-Bacon Act, which requires payment of prevailing wages and benefits to employees of contractors engaged in federal government construction projects; The McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act, which sets wage rates and other labor standards for […]