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Federal employment laws : a desk reference
Author:
DelPo, Amy, 1967-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Nolo, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780873377980
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Book

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Summary

Federal Employment Laws is a plain-English guide to the 20 most important federal laws dealing with employment issues. It provides all the information you need on each of the major federal employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and more.Each chapter covers a separate law, giving readers a digest of the law's most important features. Topics covered include:*which businesses must comply with the law*what each law allows and prohibits*where to find the text of the law*important court decisions about each law*practical tips to stay within the scope of the law*which federal agency enforces each law*resources for further research and informationA must-have resource for reference librarians, human resources professionals and business owners.


Author Notes

Amy DelPo and Lisa Guerin have 16 years of employment law experience between them


Table of Contents

Part 1 Overview
1 Getting the Information You Need
A. Understanding Employment Lawp. 3
B. How to Use This Bookp. 10
C. Where to Find More Informationp. 15
Part 2 Federal Laws
2 Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
A. Overview of the ADAp. 3
B. How the ADA Is Enforcedp. 8
C. For Employers: Complying With the ADAp. 8
D. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under the ADAp. 10
E. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 12
F. State Laws Relating to Disability Discriminationp. 13
G. Text of the ADAp. 13
3 Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
A. Overview of the ADEAp. 3
B. How the ADEA Is Enforcedp. 7
C. For Employers: Complying With the ADEAp. 7
D. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under the ADEAp. 9
E. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 11
F. State Laws Relating to Age Discriminationp. 12
G. Text of the ADEAp. 12
4 Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
A. Overview of COBRAp. 3
B. How COBRA Is Enforcedp. 8
C. For Employers: Complying With COBRAp. 9
D. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under COBRAp. 10
E. Agencies Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 11
F. State Laws Relating to Health Coverage Continuationp. 12
G. Text of Sections of COBRAp. 27
5 Equal Pay Act (EPA)
A. Overview of the EPAp. 3
B. How the EPA Is Enforcedp. 5
C. For Employers: Complying With the EPAp. 6
D. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under the EPAp. 8
E. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 9
F. State Laws Relating to Equal Payp. 11
G. Full Text of the EPAp. 11
6 Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
A. Overview of the EPPAp. 5
B. Major Provisions of the EPPAp. 6
C. How the EPPA Is Enforcedp. 14
D. For Employers: Complying With the EPPAp. 15
E. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under the EPPAp. 16
F. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 18
G. State Laws Relating to Polygraph Testsp. 19
H. Full Text of the EPPAp. 24
7 Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
A. Overview of ERISAp. 4
B. Major Provisions of ERISAp. 6
C. How ERISA Is Enforcedp. 12
D. For Employers: Complying With ERISAp. 13
E. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under ERISAp. 14
F. Agencies Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 15
G. State Laws Relating to Employee Benefit Plansp. 17
H. Outline of ERISAp. 17
8 Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
A. Overview of the FCRAp. 3
B. Major Provisions of the FCRAp. 3
C. How the FCRA Is Enforcedp. 6
D. For Employers: Complying With the FCRAp. 6
E. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under the FCRAp. 7
F. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 9
G. State Laws Relating to Creditp. 10
H. Selected Text of the FCRAp. 10
9 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
A. Overview of the FLSAp. 3
B. Major Provisions of the FLSAp. 7
C. How the FLSA Is Enforcedp. 12
D. For Employers: Complying With the FLSAp. 13
E. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under the FLSAp. 16
F. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 17
G. State Laws Relating to Wages and Hoursp. 18
H. Text of the FSLAp. 33
10 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
A. Overview of the FMLAp. 3
B. How the FMLA Is Enforcedp. 10
C. For Employers: Complying With the FMLAp. 11
D. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under the FMLAp. 12
E. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 13
F. State Laws Relating to Family and Medical Leavep. 15
G. Text of the FMLAp. 20
11 The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)
A. Overview of IRCAp. 2
B. Major Provisions of IRCAp. 3
C. How IRCA Is Enforcedp. 9
D. For Employers: Complying With IRCAp. 9
E. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under IRCAp. 10
F. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 12
G. State Laws Relating to Immigrationp. 12
H. Full Text of IRCAp. 13
12 National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
A. Overview of the NLRAp. 3
B. Major Provisions of the NLRAp. 5
C. How the NLRA Is Enforcedp. 11
D. For Employers: Complying With the NLRAp. 12
E. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under the NLRAp. 13
F. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 16
G. State "Right to Work" Lawsp. 17
H. Full Text of the NLRAp. 18
13 The Occupational Safety and Health Act (the OSH Act)
A. Overview of the OSH Actp. 3
B. Major Provisions of the OSH Actp. 5
C. How the OSH Act Is Enforcedp. 9
D. For Employers: Complying With the OSH Actp. 9
E. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under OSHAp. 11
F. Agencies Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 13
G. State Laws Relating to Occupational Safety and Healthp. 14
H. Full Text of OSHAp. 16
14 Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
A. Overview of OWBPAp. 3
B. Major Provisions of OWBPAp. 3
C. How OWBPA Is Enforcedp. 10
D. For Employers: Complying With OWBPAp. 11
E. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under OWBPAp. 12
F. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 13
G. State Laws Relating to Age Discriminationp. 14
H. Full Text of OWBPAp. 14
15 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
A. Overview of the Pregnancy Discrimination Actp. 2
B. How the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Is Enforcedp. 4
C. For Employers: Complying With the Pregnancy Discrimination Actp. 4
D. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Actp. 5
E. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 5
F. Full Text of the Pregnancy Discrimination Actp. 6
16 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA)
A. Overview of PRWORAp. 2
B. How PRWORA Is Enforcedp. 4
C. For Employers: Complying With PRWORAp. 4
D. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under PRWORAp. 5
E. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 6
F. State Laws Relating to PRWORAp. 6
G. Full Text of PRWORAp. 7
17 Civil Rights Act of 1866 (Section 1981)
A. Overview of Section 1981p. 2
B. How Section 1981 Is Enforcedp. 5
C. For Employers: Complying With Section 1981p. 5
D. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under Section 1981p. 6
E. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 7
F. State Laws Relating to Race Discriminationp. 7
G. Full Text of Section 1981p. 8
18 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
A. Overview of Title VIIp. 2
B. How Title VII Is Enforcedp. 8
C. For Employers: Complying With Title VIIp. 8
D. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under Title VIIp. 9
E. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 10
F. State Laws Relating to Fair Employmentp. 12
G. Full Text of Title VIIp. 19
19 Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
A. Overview of USERRAp. 3
B. Major Provisions of USERRAp. 4
C. How USERRA Is Enforcedp. 9
D. For Employers: Complying With USERRAp. 9
E. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under USERRAp. 11
F. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 12
G. State Laws Relating to Military Servicep. 13
H. Full Text of USERRAp. 24
20 Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
A. Overview of WARNp. 3
B. How WARN Is Enforcedp. 6
C. For Employers: Complying With WARNp. 6
D. For Workers: Asserting Rights Under WARNp. 8
E. Agency Charged With Enforcement & Compliancep. 9
F. State Laws Relating to Plant Closingsp. 10
G. Full Text of WARNp. 18
Appendix
State Resources
A. State Labor Departmentsp. 2
B. State Fair Employment Practices Agenciesp. 7
Index