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Alex Cody May 29, 2012 Business Law Term Paper
Employment Law
With unemployment levels at the highest that they have been in century’s the importance of employment law in the work field exceeds all other factors of trying to keep a job. Employment law is the body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents that address the legal rights of, and restrictions on, working people and their organizations. The different that employment law takes into consideration is contract of employment, minimum wage, working time, health and safety, anti-discrimination, unfair dismissal, and child labor. These are all factors, but the three most important are health and safety, minimum wage, and ant-discrimination. Employment law does vary all over the world, often times people begin to think that everywhere is the same, but this not the case. In Canada, employment laws related to unionized workplaces are differentiated from those relating to particular individuals. In most countries however, no such distinction is made. However, there are two broad categories of labor law. The first is collective labor law, which is closely related to the tripartite relationship between employee, employer and union. The second is individual law, which concerns employees' rights at work and through the contract for work. Individual employment rights law coverage and analysis on the regulatory, legal, and legislative issues affecting individual employment rights such as affirmative action, employment-at-will, privacy rights, drug screenings, and employment contracts. Employees are not aware of most of these laws. When these people are not aware of what is actually happening it effects there ability to being able to be promoted, but often times when people do not know these certain laws they will be terminated for something they were not aware of. But whose fault does this come down too? Some might say that the employers do not make clear of what each individual is asked to do, but more times than not it comes down to the employee not doing all of the necessary research that is asked for them to do. The most important employee law is the health and safety issue that comes into play in a work environment. Occupational safety and health (OSH) is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work employment. The goal of occupational safety and health programs is to foster a safe and healthy work environment. The main focus of health and safety in a work place is the maintenance and promotion of workers’ health and working capacity. Second is the improvement of working environment and work to become conducive to safety and health. Finally the development of work organizations and working cultures in a direction, which supports health and safety at work, and in doing so also promotes a positive social climate and smooth operation and may enhance productivity of the undertakings.
Secondly, minimum wage is one the most controversial issues that businesses have to deal with on a day to day basis. Minimum wages are regulated and stipulated also in some countries that lack