Equal Employment Opportunity and Employee Rights Review Paper
University of Phoenix
October 29, 2012
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Because employment relationships are so complex and depending on the different types of situations that can arise, there are employment laws that are in place to protect the employer and employee. Important HR laws include the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, Age Discrimination (ADEA, Equal Pay Act (EPA, 1866 Civil Rights Act, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADA- Public Accommodations, Executive Orders 11246 & 11478, Drug-Free Workplace Act, National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Byrnes Act, Worker Adjustment & Retaining Act (WARN), Rights of Servicemen (USERRA), Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA), Immigration Reform & Control Act (IRCA), Health Maintenance Organization Act (HMO), Employee Retirement Income security Act (ERISA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Health Insurance Portability (HIPPA), New Hire Reporting, Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FACRA), Federal Bankruptcy Code, Jury Systems Improvement Act, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, and Export Administration Act of 1977.
For each law or issue, write an example that shows compliance with the laws or acts discussed.
Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
An eligible employee is entitled to take unpaid maternity leave if the employee is for work because of:
1. Pregnancy-related illness or
2. Preparation of birth of a child