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Age Discrimination

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

Age Discrimination in Employment

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

Can My Employer Punish Me for Making a Complaint about Safety and Health Concerns?

It is illegal for your employer to punish you for complaining to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration. This explains what you can do and who you can contact if you are punished for filing a complaint

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.

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.

Employer Responsibilities under OSHA

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

Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Imminent Dangers in the Workplace

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

Job Safety and Health Information

Information for employers and employees about job safety & health.

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.

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.

The Whistleblower Protection Program

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

What Are Your Rights As An Employee?

FAQ provided by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

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.

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.

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.

Age Discrimination

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

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

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

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

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

Can My Employer Punish Me for Making a Complaint about Safety and Health Concerns?

It is illegal for your employer to punish you for complaining to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration. This explains what you can do and who you can contact if you are punished for filing a complaint

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.

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.

Employer Responsibilities under OSHA

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

Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

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

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.

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.

Imminent Dangers in the Workplace

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

Procedures for the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

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

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.

The Whistleblower Protection Program

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

What Are Your Rights As An Employee?

FAQ provided by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

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.

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.

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.

Age Discrimination

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

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

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

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

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

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.

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.

Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

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

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.

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.

Procedures for the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Imminent Dangers in the Workplace

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

Job Safety and Health Information

Information for employers and employees about job safety & health.

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.

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.

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