Essential Employment Laws
As a business owner, you want to make sure that your employees are protected. There are many employment laws in place to protect workers from discrimination and harassment, and to ensure that they are paid fairly. Stephen Gleave Ancaster will discuss some of the most important employment laws that you should be aware of. By understanding these laws and putting them into practice, you can help keep your business running smoothly and protect your employees from harm.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. The ADA covers all aspects of life, including employment, education, access to public facilities and services, and transportation. In addition, the ADA requires businesses and other public entities to make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. The law applies to both physical and mental disabilities, and it covers a wide range of impairments, from blindness and deafness to mobility impairments and mental health conditions. The ADA is an important law that helps to ensure that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a laws passed by the US government in 1993. It requires employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. The law also provides job protection for employees who take leave. FMLA applies to all public agencies, all public and private elementary and secondary schools, and companies with 50 or more employees. To be eligible forFMLAleave, an employee must have worked for their employer for at least 12 months, and must have at least 1,250 hours of service during that12-month period. Employees who are eligible for FMLA leave can use it for the birth or adoption of a child, for the care of a sick family member, or for their own serious health condition. For more information about FMLA leave, including how to apply for it, visit the US Department of Labor’s website.