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age discrimination act prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees 40 years of age
agency shop employees are not required to join the union, yet they still must pay union dues
americans with disability act federal act prohibiting discrimination based on a person's disability
closed shop employees must join the union before being hired
disparate impact a legal doctrine under the fair housing act which states a policy may be considered discriminatory
employee a person who works for an employer for a wage or salary
employer a person or company who pays someone for a wage or salary
employment laws a division that governs the relationship between employers and employees
employment-at-will an employer and employee can terminate employment at-will for any reason or no reason without being liable for breach of contract
express employment agreement a formal contract either oral or written that specifically states the terms and conditions of employment
fair labor standards a federal law that sets the minimum wage, overtime, and age requirements
family and medical leave act provides eligible employees with unpaid job leave for certain family or medical conditions
implied employment agreement an employment contract in which the terms and conditions may be inferred through the actions of either the employer or employee
independent contractor a person who works for an employer for a wage guided by an express or implied agreement
north carolina department of labor promotes the general well-being, safety, and health of NC workers
occupational safety and health act federal act that establishes workplace safety standards
open shop employees are not required to join the union or pay union dues
right-to-work law state law that prohibits employees from requiring employees to join a union or pay union dues as a condition or employment
social security act to provide financial assistance to eligible workers and their dependents in the form of retirement, disability, and death benefits The act established the social insurance program
the civil rights act of 1991 to strengthen civil rights laws
title VII of the civil rights act of 1964 prohibits employment agencies,employers, and unions from discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, or religion
unemployment compensation insurance program that provides temporary income for qualified individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own
union an organization of employees formed to ensure favorable work conditions , wages and hours
union shop non-union employees can be hired, but must join union within a certain amount of time
workers compensation a government regulated program that provides medical benefits and income to employees who are injured as a result of their job
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