Employment Law – What Does It Cover?

“Employment Law” is the twelfth book of The Essential Guide to Employment Law.

This is an overview of Employment Law in the United States, focusing on basic coverage in addition to malpractice and disability discrimination.  The book starts out first with traditional common-law employment doctrine such as employment contracts, employer-employee relationships, employee liability, and non-competition agreements.

The next section, “Equal Employment Opportunity”, goes over worker compensation and other laws that affect employees. It explains who is covered by laws about whistle blowing and employer retaliation, provides general information about equal employment opportunity, and briefly looks at what a company can be responsible for when it does not follow federal labor laws. Then, the next section covers contractual law, which discusses the different kinds of employment contracts employees can enter into. It briefly looks at general principles of contract law, but does not address the specific area of contract law relating to employees. Finally, “Employment Law – Fighting Harassment”, addresses the issue of harassment in the workplace and briefly look at its relationship to equal employment opportunity.

The book concludes with a short index

The next part, “Equal Employment Opportunity – Fighting Harassment at Work“, looks at four areas of possible harassment in the workplace. It then looks at two categories of protected activities – sex discrimination and age discrimination. It also examines the laws that govern discrimination against disabled workers and offers some guidance on how to protect yourself from anti-discrimination laws. The laws that regulate recruiting practices are also addressed.

The EEO/ EEOC – Employment Equal Opportunity Act and the Rehabilitation Act are Federal laws that address employment discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or any other protected class. The Equal Employment Opportunity Act also protects managers in the workplace from harassment based on these protected classes. The Rehabilitation Act focuses on those who are injured on the job. Each of these laws are designed to make it easier for those who have been discriminated against to be re-employed and to do so without facing future discrimination. Additionally, many local communities have additional ordinances that protect people from employment discrimination.

more employees will need employment legal advice

Employment law at the local level is governed by a different set of federal laws and local laws. The Department of Labor has released numerous guidelines and guides to help employees deal with harassment on the job. Additionally, local employment lawyers have developed guides to help employers comply with the guidelines. These federal and local laws are intended to help protect the rights of employees in the workplace, while ensuring that employers take reasonable steps to ensure that they do not discriminate against employees.

As more businesses open in new locations, more employees will need employment legal advice. Many of the questions employees may have about their employment rights can only be answered by an attorney. In addition to dealing with issues of employment discrimination, such as harassment, those seeking employment can also ask about the responsibilities of being an employee in a particular business. These rights and obligations are covered by labor law and the FHA, both of which are included in employment law.

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