LABOR LAW                                    

Your Rights:

REGARDLESS OF YOUR LEGAL STATUS IN THIS COUNTRY YOU CAN RECOVER A MONEY AWARD

The United States Equal Opportunity Commission explains the rights that you as a member of the work force have. Here, you will get a brief run down of some of the many laws that are in place to protect your rights.

It is a VIOLATION of FEDERAL LAW for you to be FIRED or RETALIATED against for making a complaint or filing a lawsuit because of discrimination or unfair pay!

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

This title makes it illegal for you to be discriminated against based on your race, color, religion, national origin or sex. This title also makes it illegal for an employer to retaliate against you just because you filed a complaint about discrimination. This title also protects your right to file a lawsuit against your employer for discrimination with the fear of retaliation or termination.

The Equal Pay Act of 1963

This Act makes it illegal for there to be a difference in pay between men and women if they are performing equal work in the same place of employment.

The Age Discrimination Act of 1967

This Act makes it illegal for someone who is 40 ­years of age or older from being discriminated against.

Your Rights under Sections 102/103 of the 1991 Civil Rights Act

This Act allows you the right to pursue a trial by jury for compensatory and punitive damages due to you because of discrimination.

The United States Department of Labor Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA)

This Agency and Act has been established to protect the rights of over 130 million people in the labor force regardless of their legal status in the United States of America. The FLSA regulations govern and define the rights that you have to fair pay for the amount of hours that you work.

Record Keeping

Your employer is required to keep a complete and accurate listing of how many hours you work to ensure that you are compensated for every one of those hours.

Signs and Posters

Your employer is required to clearly post the FLSA minimum wage where is it readily available to you as an employee.

 


This is not a legal advice and the laws listed above are general outlines, subject to various exceptions. Additionally, the laws are subject to change. Please, consult with an attorney.



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