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What Are Your Rights As An Employee?

FAQ provided by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Refusing to Work Because Conditions are Dangerous

What to do if your working conditions are unsafe; when you have the right to walk away from work that puts you at risk of death or serious injury.

Employer Responsibilities under OSHA

Employers have certain responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

FSLA Overtime Calculator Advisor

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that covered, nonexempt employees in the US be paid at least the federal minimum wage for each hour worked and receive overtime pay at one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

Age Discrimination

There are at least three federal laws which prohibit discrimination on the bases of age.

Leave Benefits Information

Leave benefits allow employees to take time off from work. The extent of the leave and whether it is paid in whole, in part, or not at all is generally a matter of agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee's representative). Certain types of leave are required by law, whereas other types are voluntary incentives provided by employers. This web site contains information about: (1) Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), (2) Funeral Leave, (3) Holidays, (4) Jury Duty, (5) Personal Leave, (6) Sick Leave, (7) Vacations, and much more.

Age Discrimination in Employment

Portion of the United States Code, Title 29-Labor, Chapter 14-Age Discrimination in Employment. 29 USC §621

How to File a Complaint with OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 gives employees the right to file complaints about workplace safety and health hazards. Further, the Act gives complainants the right to request that their names not be revealed to their employers.

How to File a Discrimination Charge

This web page shows you how to file a discrimination charge if you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job, because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, or believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter.

Minimum Wage Rates in Oklahoma

Oklahoma minimum wage law has no current dollar minimums but follows Federal minimum wage rates.

Office of Civil Rights Laws, Regulations and Standards

Read the nondiscrimination regulations that apply to programs, services, and activities receiving Federal financial assistance from HHS and other laws enforced by the Office of Civil Rights.

Civil Rights Complaints

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' does not advocate for individual discrimination complaints, but has a referral service to get you in contact with providing information specific to your situation, the right office if decide to file a complaint.

ADA Information for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment

A pamphlet for people with disabilities explaining employment sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how to file a complaint with the EEOC.

Child Labor Laws

FAQ's about Child Labor Law in Oklahoma

Civil Rights FAQ's

General Civil Rights information including filing complaints, procedures, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other resources for help.

Work Hours Information

Federal laws pertaining to work hours are enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor's Employment Standard Administration. The Wage and Hour Division enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements and the labor requirements under federal law. This web site contains information about: (1) Breaks & Meal Periods, (2) Flexible Schedules, (3) Full-time Employment, (4) Holidays, (5) Job Sharing, (6) Night Work & Shift Work, (7) Overtime, (8) Part-time Employment, (9) Recordkeeping & Reporting, (10) Sick Leave, (11) Travel Time, (12) Vacation Leave, (13) Weekend Work and much more.

Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

The elaws Advisors helps employees and employers understand their rights and responsibilities under numerous Federal employment laws.

Hours Worked Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

This fact sheet provides general information concerning what constitutes compensable time under the FLSA.

Worker Rights Under OSHA

You have the right to a safe workplace. OSHA requires employers to provide a workplace that is free of serious recognized hazards.

Your Rights Under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

This video describes your rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. These are federal laws, so they are true for every state. Watch this video to learn about FMLA laws when: you or your spouse is pregnant or adopting a child you or someone in your immediate family has an illness someone in your immediate family was injured in active duty

Frequently Asked Questions about Child Labor Law in Oklahoma

Frequently Asked Questions about Child Labor Law in Oklahoma

Wage Payments & Enforcement of Federal Laws

The Department of Labor enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other labor laws relating to wage payment. This site has information on these laws and enforcement.

Working While Disabled -- A Guide To Plans For Achieving Self-Support

plan for achieving self-support (PASS) is a plan for your future. A plan lets you use your income or other things you own to help you reach your work goals.

Consumer Credit Protection Act, Wage Garnishment Law Provisions

The CCPA protects employees from discharge by their employers because their wages have been garnished for any one debt, and limits the amount of an employee's earnings that may be garnished in any one week.

Disability Rights Laws

An overview of the federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities. Includes contact information for federal agencies that can give more information.

Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination (Questions and Answers)

This webpage lists frequently asked questions and answers about federal laws that prohibit employers from discriminating against their employees and applicants for their jobs.

Guide to Laws Prohibiting Forced Labor in US

What is forced labor? Forced labor is any work or service that a person is obliged to do against his or her will without payment or under threat.

The Whistleblower Protection Program

Workers have the right to complain to OSHA and seek an OSHA inspection.

Guide to Child Labor Laws in US

Federal and state laws set special standards for children who work in the United States. The purpose of these standards is to ensure children?s safety, welfare and access to education.

Human Trafficking - Information

An overview of the Human Trafficking issue.

Imminent Dangers in the Workplace

Call (800) 321-OSHA immediately to report imminent danger in the workplace.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave. FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. It also seeks to accommodate the legitimate interests of employers and promote equal employment opportunity for men and women. This web page contains information and links to: (1) laws and regulations, (2) facts sheets, (3) compliance guides for employers, (4) answers to common questions about the FMLA, and much more.

Guide to Labor Relations Law in the US

U.S. labor relations law protects workers? labor relations rights. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) guarantees covered employees certain right.

Human Trafficking

This fact sheet explains human trafficking and assistance for immigrant victims of trafficking and violent crimes.

Injured Worker Guide

The National website providing workers compensation news and information for employees, employers, insurers, and medical providers. Use the research center, locate an insurance provider, get info on your state's program, and find professional help relating to workplace injuries and disabilities in the U.S.

Federal Wage Garnishment

Employment law guide to federal wage garnishment law.

Can You Dig It? Safety & Health Guide for Young Workers in Landscaping, Greenhouses, & Nurseries

This guide was created especially for young workers in the landscaping, greenhouse, and nursery industries. It provides important information about how to work safely, such as how to protect yourself from pesticides, heat stress, electrocution, and slips and trips. It also outlines what rights you have as a young worker.

Job Safety and Health Information

Information for employers and employees about job safety & health.

E-Verify for Employees

How does E-Verify affect you as an employee? Learn more about the federal law and E-Verify.

Foreign Workers Guide to Labor & Employment Laws in US

What are your rights as a worker in the U.S.? Know the law of the state where you are working. This easy to read fact sheet has the answers.

What Immigrant Workers Should Know About Social Security

The Social Security Administration requires employers to have a valid SSN for each employee, but new guidelines for enforcing the rule have been established.

What can I do about a garnishment?

What to do if your wages are garnished.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (OSHA)

This page includes frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Employee Rights in Oklahoma

An overview of basic wage and payment facts in Oklahoma and City of Tulsa-specific information

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

What Are Your Rights As An Employee?

FAQ provided by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Refusing to Work Because Conditions are Dangerous

What to do if your working conditions are unsafe; when you have the right to walk away from work that puts you at risk of death or serious injury.

Employer Responsibilities under OSHA

Employers have certain responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

Age Discrimination

There are at least three federal laws which prohibit discrimination on the bases of age.

Age Discrimination, Code of Federal Regulations, WIA

Implementation of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) 29 CFR Part 37

Filing a Charge of Employment Discrimination

Any individual who believes that their employment rights have been violated may file a charge of discrimination with EEOC. This web page describes how.

Age Discrimination in Employment

Portion of the United States Code, Title 29-Labor, Chapter 14-Age Discrimination in Employment. 29 USC §621

How to File a Complaint with OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 gives employees the right to file complaints about workplace safety and health hazards. Further, the Act gives complainants the right to request that their names not be revealed to their employers.

How to File a Discrimination Charge

This web page shows you how to file a discrimination charge if you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job, because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, or believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter.

Office of Civil Rights Laws, Regulations and Standards

Read the nondiscrimination regulations that apply to programs, services, and activities receiving Federal financial assistance from HHS and other laws enforced by the Office of Civil Rights.

Civil Rights Complaints

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' does not advocate for individual discrimination complaints, but has a referral service to get you in contact with providing information specific to your situation, the right office if decide to file a complaint.

ADA Information for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment

A pamphlet for people with disabilities explaining employment sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how to file a complaint with the EEOC.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Federal regulations to guide Age interpretations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act 29 CFR Part 1625

Civil Rights FAQ's

General Civil Rights information including filing complaints, procedures, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other resources for help.

Work Hours Information

Federal laws pertaining to work hours are enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor's Employment Standard Administration. The Wage and Hour Division enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements and the labor requirements under federal law. This web site contains information about: (1) Breaks & Meal Periods, (2) Flexible Schedules, (3) Full-time Employment, (4) Holidays, (5) Job Sharing, (6) Night Work & Shift Work, (7) Overtime, (8) Part-time Employment, (9) Recordkeeping & Reporting, (10) Sick Leave, (11) Travel Time, (12) Vacation Leave, (13) Weekend Work and much more.

Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

The elaws Advisors helps employees and employers understand their rights and responsibilities under numerous Federal employment laws.

Oklahoma Dept of Labor Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for helpful questions... How to file a claim? Are breaks and lunch periods mandatory?

Worker Rights Under OSHA

You have the right to a safe workplace. OSHA requires employers to provide a workplace that is free of serious recognized hazards.

Working While Disabled -- A Guide To Plans For Achieving Self-Support

plan for achieving self-support (PASS) is a plan for your future. A plan lets you use your income or other things you own to help you reach your work goals.

Age Discrimination Act of 1975

United States Code addressing age discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. 42 U.S.C. Sections 6101-6107

Consumer Credit Protection Act, Wage Garnishment Law Provisions

The CCPA protects employees from discharge by their employers because their wages have been garnished for any one debt, and limits the amount of an employee's earnings that may be garnished in any one week.

Disability Rights Laws

An overview of the federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities. Includes contact information for federal agencies that can give more information.

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is an independent federal agency that promotes equal opportunity in employment. It protects applicants to and employees of most private employers, state and local governments, educational institutions, employment agencies and labor organizations. This web site has a basic introduction to your rights and responsibilities under federal equal employment opportunity laws.

Guide to Laws Prohibiting Forced Labor in US

What is forced labor? Forced labor is any work or service that a person is obliged to do against his or her will without payment or under threat.

The Whistleblower Protection Program

Workers have the right to complain to OSHA and seek an OSHA inspection.

Guide to Child Labor Laws in US

Federal and state laws set special standards for children who work in the United States. The purpose of these standards is to ensure children?s safety, welfare and access to education.

Imminent Dangers in the Workplace

Call (800) 321-OSHA immediately to report imminent danger in the workplace.

Guide to Labor Relations Law in the US

U.S. labor relations law protects workers? labor relations rights. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) guarantees covered employees certain right.

Procedures for the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Federal Regulations established by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for administration and enforcement for this act.

Can You Dig It? Safety & Health Guide for Young Workers in Landscaping, Greenhouses, & Nurseries

This guide was created especially for young workers in the landscaping, greenhouse, and nursery industries. It provides important information about how to work safely, such as how to protect yourself from pesticides, heat stress, electrocution, and slips and trips. It also outlines what rights you have as a young worker.

What Immigrant Workers Should Know About Social Security

The Social Security Administration requires employers to have a valid SSN for each employee, but new guidelines for enforcing the rule have been established.

What can I do about a garnishment?

What to do if your wages are garnished.

Young Adult Guide - You're 18 Now - It's Your Responsibility

When you had your 18th birthday, you became an adult by law. This information is to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an adult.

Age Discrimination

There are at least three federal laws which prohibit discrimination on the bases of age.

Age Discrimination, Code of Federal Regulations, WIA

Implementation of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) 29 CFR Part 37

Age Discrimination in Employment

Portion of the United States Code, Title 29-Labor, Chapter 14-Age Discrimination in Employment. 29 USC §621

Office of Civil Rights Laws, Regulations and Standards

Read the nondiscrimination regulations that apply to programs, services, and activities receiving Federal financial assistance from HHS and other laws enforced by the Office of Civil Rights.

ADA Information for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment

A pamphlet for people with disabilities explaining employment sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how to file a complaint with the EEOC.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Federal regulations to guide Age interpretations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act 29 CFR Part 1625

Child Labor Laws

FAQ's about Child Labor Law in Oklahoma

Civil Rights FAQ's

General Civil Rights information including filing complaints, procedures, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other resources for help.

Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

The elaws Advisors helps employees and employers understand their rights and responsibilities under numerous Federal employment laws.

Hours Worked Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

This fact sheet provides general information concerning what constitutes compensable time under the FLSA.

Age Discrimination Act of 1975

United States Code addressing age discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. 42 U.S.C. Sections 6101-6107

Consumer Credit Protection Act, Wage Garnishment Law Provisions

The CCPA protects employees from discharge by their employers because their wages have been garnished for any one debt, and limits the amount of an employee's earnings that may be garnished in any one week.

Disability Rights Laws

An overview of the federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities. Includes contact information for federal agencies that can give more information.

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is an independent federal agency that promotes equal opportunity in employment. It protects applicants to and employees of most private employers, state and local governments, educational institutions, employment agencies and labor organizations. This web site has a basic introduction to your rights and responsibilities under federal equal employment opportunity laws.

Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination (Questions and Answers)

This webpage lists frequently asked questions and answers about federal laws that prohibit employers from discriminating against their employees and applicants for their jobs.

Guide to Laws Prohibiting Forced Labor in US

What is forced labor? Forced labor is any work or service that a person is obliged to do against his or her will without payment or under threat.

Guide to Child Labor Laws in US

Federal and state laws set special standards for children who work in the United States. The purpose of these standards is to ensure children?s safety, welfare and access to education.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave. FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. It also seeks to accommodate the legitimate interests of employers and promote equal employment opportunity for men and women. This web page contains information and links to: (1) laws and regulations, (2) facts sheets, (3) compliance guides for employers, (4) answers to common questions about the FMLA, and much more.

Guide to Labor Relations Law in the US

U.S. labor relations law protects workers? labor relations rights. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) guarantees covered employees certain right.

Procedures for the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Federal Regulations established by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for administration and enforcement for this act.

Can You Dig It? Safety & Health Guide for Young Workers in Landscaping, Greenhouses, & Nurseries

This guide was created especially for young workers in the landscaping, greenhouse, and nursery industries. It provides important information about how to work safely, such as how to protect yourself from pesticides, heat stress, electrocution, and slips and trips. It also outlines what rights you have as a young worker.

Civil Rights Complaints

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' does not advocate for individual discrimination complaints, but has a referral service to get you in contact with providing information specific to your situation, the right office if decide to file a complaint.

Your Rights Under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

This video describes your rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. These are federal laws, so they are true for every state. Watch this video to learn about FMLA laws when: you or your spouse is pregnant or adopting a child you or someone in your immediate family has an illness someone in your immediate family was injured in active duty

Employee Rights in Oklahoma

An overview of basic wage and payment facts in Oklahoma and City of Tulsa-specific information

FSLA Overtime Calculator Advisor

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that covered, nonexempt employees in the US be paid at least the federal minimum wage for each hour worked and receive overtime pay at one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

Minimum Wage Rates in Oklahoma

Oklahoma minimum wage law has no current dollar minimums but follows Federal minimum wage rates.

Work Hours Information

Federal laws pertaining to work hours are enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor's Employment Standard Administration. The Wage and Hour Division enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements and the labor requirements under federal law. This web site contains information about: (1) Breaks & Meal Periods, (2) Flexible Schedules, (3) Full-time Employment, (4) Holidays, (5) Job Sharing, (6) Night Work & Shift Work, (7) Overtime, (8) Part-time Employment, (9) Recordkeeping & Reporting, (10) Sick Leave, (11) Travel Time, (12) Vacation Leave, (13) Weekend Work and much more.

Wage Payments & Enforcement of Federal Laws

The Department of Labor enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other labor laws relating to wage payment. This site has information on these laws and enforcement.

Federal Wage Garnishment

Employment law guide to federal wage garnishment law.

What can I do about a garnishment?

What to do if your wages are garnished.

Refusing to Work Because Conditions are Dangerous

What to do if your working conditions are unsafe; when you have the right to walk away from work that puts you at risk of death or serious injury.

Employer Responsibilities under OSHA

Employers have certain responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

How to File a Complaint with OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 gives employees the right to file complaints about workplace safety and health hazards. Further, the Act gives complainants the right to request that their names not be revealed to their employers.

Worker Rights Under OSHA

You have the right to a safe workplace. OSHA requires employers to provide a workplace that is free of serious recognized hazards.

Imminent Dangers in the Workplace

Call (800) 321-OSHA immediately to report imminent danger in the workplace.

Injured Worker Guide

The National website providing workers compensation news and information for employees, employers, insurers, and medical providers. Use the research center, locate an insurance provider, get info on your state's program, and find professional help relating to workplace injuries and disabilities in the U.S.

Job Safety and Health Information

Information for employers and employees about job safety & health.

Oklahoma Find A Lawyer

As a community service, the OBA does provide a directory of its attorney members who have given their permission to have their names published in the Oklahoma Find A Lawyer directory at Oklahoma Find A Lawyer. There you can search by both geographic area or by a lawyer's practice area.

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