Labour laws are important legislation that governs all aspects of employment
This legislation is divided into three main branches – social policy, employment law and labor law. Labor law regulates the relationship between employers, employees, trade unions and government. collective bargaining laws ensures that the interests of workers are protected. Individual labor law regulates the rights of workers in the workplace and via the employment contract for employment.
There are several occupational safety and health statutes that all employers and employees must comply with. These statutes cover all aspects of employment – recruitment and selection, training, benefit administration, occupational hazards, occupational health and safety, proper and safe working conditions, occupational injury and illness, and occupational safety. When an employee has been injured in the workplace or on the job, he/she may file a claim for compensations. Claims for loss of income, pain and suffering, permanent disability resulting from negligence, physical disability and all out of pocket expenses are covered under these statutes. The laws aim to ensure that employees have a decent work atmosphere and secure working conditions. The court system is where most claims for compensation are resolved.
An employment law case involves a number of issues
For instance, if the court rules in favour of an employee who has been discriminated against based on gender, ethnicity, nationality, age, etc, the employer is legally obligated to remedy the situation. Such laws and policies are calling equal employment opportunity laws. If a company policy is found to discriminate against an employee on these grounds, it is called a sex-discrimination case.
Another important piece of legislation that has to be understood by employers and all employees is the Consumer Credit Protection Act. This Act protects all consumers from unscrupulous creditors who may take advantage of their weak financial position. For example, they may charge exorbitant interest or even take excessive amounts in fees from them. In such cases, the Consumer Credit Protection Act offers legal protection. Under this act, creditors must give up any legal action they take and pay the money owed to consumers. The Act also protects the rights of workers to apply for wage garnishment.
employers will also need to take into consideration the Fair Labor Standards Act
This Act empowers employers to set minimum wages, establish maximum working hours and require workers to respect their work environment. It is important for employers to note that this Act does not affect their right to hire and fire. In addition, the civil rights act covers all employees in the workplace whether they are hired directly or indirectly. Therefore, if you feel you are a victim of discrimination, a good lawyer can help you secure your rights.
Under the federal government’s EEO practices, an agency is required to determine which employees are paid enough, and which are paid unfairly. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires the Bureau of Labor Statistics to publish weekly data on wages and hourly rates. The BLS’ office determines the state-by-state rates using federal immigration laws, regional unemployment statistics, and other criteria. Data on weekly wages are also collected from several sources. One is employer surveys, the second is the Current Employment Statistics (CES) used by states, and the third is the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index (CPI) used by private employers. All three are used to calculate the weekly wages.