Employment Laws

Employment Laws

 

Federal Laws prohibiting job discriminations are:
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination; it requires that men and women receive equal pay for equal work.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which protects individuals who are over 40 years of age and older; it prohibits discrimination against a person because of their age in relation to any term, condition, or privilage of employment.
The Older Workers Benefits Protection Act (OWBPA), which amended the ADEA to specifically prohibit employers from denying benefits to older employees.
Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act Ammendments Act (ADAAA), which expands the scope of protection for prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), whch ensures that wages are paid for all hours worked.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which also encompasses The Privacy Rule, regulates the availability and use and disclosure of Protected Health Information(PHI).
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks off in any 12 month period for a "qualified" health condition.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which prohibits discrimnation on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.