The federal government has many laws in place that protect employees while on the job in California and the rest of the country. It's important for you to learn these laws, the protections they offer and how you can exercise your rights when an incident or violation occurs. Let's take a brief look at eight important federal employment laws in today's post.
Federal and state laws protect workers who require medical care and treatments. Simply put, employers must allow injured or ill employees to seek and receive medical treatment and cannot terminate them for doing so. However, a worker must be able to fulfill the basic work requirements and meet company performance standards.
Being labeled a whistleblower is not necessarily a bad thing. It is also not necessarily a good thing. Why? If you are considered a whistleblower in an employment setting you could wind up being the victim of workplace discrimination if your employer retaliates against you. Let's take a look at whistleblowing and what it means for the workplace.
Tracking hours worked is a task that many employees wind up having to do when it should be the employer who handles it. Why? Employers are required to track the hours worked by their employees, so they make the appropriate payments, including overtime payments to employees who are eligible. Let's take a look at how employers can track your hours.