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LES 305 Ch. 18 & Ch. 19 (Week 10)
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American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act
Federal law that increased the number of highly skilled immigrants that are allowed to work in the US.
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act
One of several post 9/11/2001 federal statutes passed to increase grounds for deportation and penalties for criminal conduct for terrorist activities.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
Congressional act establishing requirements for disclosure and other procedures with relation to employees' retirement plans.
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Act prohibiting wage discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, ethnicity, etc.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Federal law covering minimum wages, maximum hours, overtime, and compensatory time.
Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)
Federal law that requires the joint contribution by employers and employees of the funds used for the Social Security system.
Immigration Act of 1990
Federal law that requires an I-9 form for every employee.
Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA)
Original federal act governing employer obligations on employing immigrants
Person who works for another but is not controlled in her day-to-day conduct.
Under FLSA, all employees must be paid a minimum wage.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
A federal agency that develops and enforces safety standards in the workplace.
Pay rate required for work beyond the maximum forty-hour work week for covered workers.
Pension Protection Act of 2006
Federal law that imposes additional funding and disclosure requirements on employers who have employee pension plans.
State laws that prohibit closed and union shops from requiring employees to join a union in order to work.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Federal law that prohibits job discrimination on the basis of age.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Federal law that prohibits discrimination in the workplace against persons with disabilities and requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job.
Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ)
A justification for discrimination if it can be established that gender, religion, national origin, etc., is required for a job.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Law that prevents discrimination in housing, education, ad employment.
Theory for establishing discrimination; involves using statistical analysis to demonstrate that a particular practice or an employer's hiring practices have a greater impact on protected classes.
In discrimination law, the application of different rules or standards to people of different races, genders, or national origins.
Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972
Federal law that established the EEOC which enforces Title VII.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Federal agency responsible for the enforcement of Title VII and other federal antidiscrimination laws.
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Law that prohibits wage discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, ethnicity, and so on.
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Federal law that extended the statute of limitations for employees to bring discrimination suits against employers for pay discrimination; time is now measured from each paycheck and not limited to 180 days from the act of discrimination.
Pattern or Practice of Discrimination
In employment discrimination, a theory for establishing discrimination based on a pattern of dealing with minorities, women, and certain ethnic groups.
Pregnancy Discrimination Act
Federal law prohibiting discrimination in hiring or promotion decisions on the basis of pregnancy or plans for pregnancy.
Affirmative action plans that dictate a specific number of minority or female applicants be accepted for jobs, graduate school, and so on. Outlawed by U.S. Supreme Court; can only have affirmative action goals, not specific quotas.
Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Federal law prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of a handicapping condition.
Letter issued by the EEOC to a complainant after all necessary administrative steps have been taken in the case; permits the complainant to pursue court action.
Unlawful suggestions, contact, or other advances in the workplace; prohibited under federal law.
Portion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits employment discrimination.
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