As the popular saying goes, knowledge is power. Then there is the other side of the coin: ignorance is powerlessness. If you do not know your rights, then you make yourself vulnerable to abuse.
Even a basic knowledge of labor laws can help you better protect your position in a workplace and your rights regarding wage, safety, fair treatment, and more. The experienced employment law attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm highly recommend that you acquaint yourself with the following four laws:
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA);
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act); and
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Fair Labor Standards Act provides workers with minimum wage, overtime pay, and child labor protections. It covers most, but not all, private and public sector employees. In addition, certain employers and employees are exempt from coverage.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons, including the birth of a child or a serious health condition.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) is administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Act assigns OSHA two regulatory functions: setting standards and conducting inspections to ensure that employers are adopting certain practices, means, methods, or processes reasonably necessary and appropriate to protect workers on the job.
Last but not least, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of US labor law legislation that outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
If you have questions about any of these laws or about your specific employment law case, please contact us for immediate assistance. You can call us at (213) 805-8549. Our line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Consultations are always FREE.
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