Federal Employment Law Summary

Employers need to be aware of the wide range of employment laws and regulations with which they must comply. Below is a brief summary of various federal employment laws for which employers are most frequently named in charges, complaints and lawsuits. This is not an exhaustive list of all federal employment laws, and additional state and local laws may also apply.

Employment Law Covered Employees Brief Summary Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) 20 or more employees Prohibits discrimination based on age. Protects individuals age 40 and over. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 15 or more employees Prohibits discrimination based on disability. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 15 or more employees Prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy) and national origin. Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA) 20 or more employees Requires employers who offer health insurance to offer continuation of coverage at group rates when an employee experiences certain “qualifying events,” such as termination of employment. Equal Pay Act Two or more employees Requires employers to provide equal pay for work of equal “skill, effort and responsibility and performed under similar working conditions,” with allowances for seniority, merit, etc. Executive Order 11246 Employers with federal contracts or subcontracts worth $10,000 or more Requires employers to employ and advance individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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