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3.01 Employment Law

Age Discrimination Act in Employment Law that prohibits discrimination in hiring of those 40 years or older.
Agency shop Employees are not required to join the union but must still pay dues.
Americans with Disability Act Federal Law that prevents discrimination based on disability if the person can perform the basic functions of the job.
Closed shop Employees must join the union before being hired.
Disparate impact Income that effects some negatively more than others in certain situations.
Employee Person who works and gives their labor in exchange for a wage.
Employer Person who pays a person a wage in exchange for their labor.
Employment law Division of law that governs the relationship between employer and employee.
Employment-at-will Employer can terminate the contract of an employee at will, and doesn't have to provide reasoning for firing that person.
Express employment agreement A formal contract, either written or oral, that specifically states the terms or conditions of employment.
Fair Labor Standards Act Act that sets a federal minimum wage, sets overtime pay and age requirements for labor.
Family and Medical Leave Act Act that provides employees with unpaid, job-protected leave for certain family or medical circumstances.
Implied employment agreement An informal contract in which the terms of the agreement are inferred by the actions, comments or employment practices of the employer.
Independent contractor Person who works for a fee but is not under direct control or supervision of their employer.
North Carolina Department of Labor Promotes general health and wellbeing of employees.
North Carolina Youth Employment Provisions of the Wage and Hour Act for Nonagricultural Occupations States the regulations for youth employment for those under the age of 18.
Occupational Safety and Health Act Workplace law that sets guidelines and standards for safety in the workplace.
Open shop Employees are not required to join the union or pay union dues.
Right-to-Work Law State law that states that employers make employees join a union as a condition of employment.
Social Security Act A retirement program that provides benefits to eligible workers in the form of retirement benefits, disability or death benefits.
The Civil Rights Act of 1991 Strengthens civil rights law, in particular disparate income.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Prevents employers from discriminating based on color, race, age , sex or religion.
Unemployment Compensation Getting compensated when you are not employed or have been fired recently.
Union Organization of employees that formed to ensure favorable work circumstances.
Union shop Non-Union employees can be hired, but must join the union within a certain amount of time.
Workers’ compensation A government [program that provides medical benefits and income to employees who are injured or develop a disability while working.
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