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Rights of Employees and US Law Regulations for Employers

May 03, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 160

The primary goal of being employed is to earn income and make ends meet for oneself or for one's family. However, working on a job is not always about that. Also, it is not always about the performance of a certain job that can equate into an experience. It is also about the relationship between workers, colleagues, and superiors. To work harmoniously within the workplace, a good working relationship between the employer and the employee must be present.

A compromise always starts a great employer-employee relationship. From the time a person is hired by a certain company up to the time his or her stint with his or her employer ends, a mutual agreement must be in place and applied all throughout employment.

However, it is not all the time that a working relationship is strong enough to maintain an employee's stay within the company. At times, problems with wages, promotions, demotions, and other employment-related matters can be a concern for employees, and can create complications and create negative implications in the process.

Importance of employee rights

Every employee has his or her own rights in the workplace. It is important that they have a good grasp of all their basic rights as an employed individual as set by US employment laws. Such rights would include:

• Right to privacy • Right to be free from being discriminated against • Right from being harassed • Right to a safe and work-friendly environment • Right for transparency and fairness in the dealings with the company

Role of employers

Employers also have a role to play in the employment system, especially for the welfare of their employees. Federal and state laws regulate employers to provide the basic needs of their employees, as well as to keep them aware of their rights as workers. The following are some of the important law regulations applied in all federal employment entities:

• For the employers to be subjected under the employment laws of federal setting, they must have at least fifteen (15) hired employees in the company.

• Employers may not accept an applicant in the hiring process, as long as it is not on the basis of race, color, religion, nationality, and sexual orientation. They may not also discharge an employee for the same bases.

• Employers can hire an employee with a disability as long as he or she can perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

• Employers are prohibited to favor younger employees over older ones, as long as the company has twenty (20) or more employees who are aged 40 or older.

• Employers must implement fair labor. This must reflect in their allotment of working days, breaks, leaves, and wages for their employees.

An employee who suffers from the wrongful dealings of an employer has the right to seek legal action to have the latter reprimanded by the court. In this case, the employee can retain the services of any of the employment law attorneys in California.

Jester Maru used to write several articles for a Law Group in Los Angeles, California. He personally loves writing articles on the topic los angeles labor lawyer and wrongful termination california.

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