Federal Employment Laws

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U.S. Employment Situations and Issues University of Phoenix Business Law / BUS415 Abstract To provide an overview of Federal Employment Laws evolved from employment wrongdoing and discrimination in the United States. The evolution of the United States labor workforce has changed periodically over time. Diverse cultures, more women workers, minorities, and protected classes and groups. Changes to Federal Employment Laws that affect businesses have been added through such Acts of Law as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Family Medical Leave Act, Affirmative Action, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. U.S. Employment Situations and Issues The history…show more content…
According to my experience, the FMLА needs employers to allow leaves of absence to employees who are seriously ill, who have newborn or newly adopted children, or who have to care for sick family members without the risk of the employee losing their job as а result of the leave. The history behind the FMLА reflects the governments growing belief that reform in the employer guaranteed benefits was needed to meet the changing needs of American families because of the changing demographics of the workforce and society. The findings of the Act itself state: (1) The number of single-parent households and two-parent households in which the single parent or both parents work is increasing…show more content…
In а normal situation, if the worker was а member of а union or а party to а collective bargaining contract then employee would get benefit packages. Proving employees with asset to а union, positive collective bargaining contract, and benefit packages are steps in the right direction to establishing а positive employee’s relationship. Conclusion Applying federal employment laws can be complex even when only one statute is applicable to а particular workplace situation. As I know that, when more than one law is involved, the legalities accompanying а particular course of action can be more difficult. Equitable treatment, clear communication, fair and honest policies as well as familiarization with all applicable employment laws and regulations is the key to avoiding а potentially humiliating situation а well as costly lawsuits. References (EEOC 2004 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Titles I and V)EEOC. (2004a). The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Titles I and V. Retrieved June 28, 2008, from http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/ada.html (EEOC 2004 Pregnancy Discrimination)EEOC. (2004b). Pregnancy Discrimination. Retrieved June 28, 2008, from
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