Federal Labor Laws Small Businesses Should Know (pt.2)

In order to be supportive of your employees and maintain a strong reputation as a business owner, it is crucial that you do your best to follow federal labor laws.
On our previous article, we went over three important laws: Fair Labor Standards Act, Immigration and Nationality Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act. In this article we will go over two more, which are: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Americans with Disabilities Act.
 

Law 4: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

What It Is:
Title VII protects potential employees or employees from discrimination. Protected classes include: race, color, biological sex, creed or religion, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, age, veteran status, citizenship and physical or mental disabilities. Some states also include the following classes: gender identity, financial status, and sexual orientation.
Type of Businesses That Need to Comply With This:
Businesses with 15 or more full time employees. We recommend that all businesses, regardless of size, should comply with it as a best practice.
 

Law 5: Americans with Disabilities Act

What It Is
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects qualified candidates with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training and other employment processes against discrimination by private employers, governments, recruiting agencies and labor unions.
Type of Businesses That Need to Comply With This:
Businesses with 15 or more full time employees. We recommend that all businesses, regardless of size, should comply with it as a best practice.
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