Employment Law Center

Federal and state laws provide varying degrees of protection to employees in the workplace.

An employer’s failure to pay you minimum wage or overtime may give rise to a wage and hour dispute.

Federal and state laws govern what an employer can do during the process of interviewing and selecting a new employee.

Although some employee benefits are required by law, many benefits, such as vacation days and retirement, are optional.

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  • Labor Unions
    Labor unions are organizations of workers that are dedicated to protecting the rights of its members and other workers through collective bargaining.
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    State laws provide benefits for workers who are injured or become sick during, or as a result of, work. Disability benefits compensate injured or ill workers who are unable to work.
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    While employers have significant discretion over how much sick/vacation time they will permit their employees to take, federal and state laws impose restrictions in specific situations.
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    Although employers are required to verify authorization to work by asking for documents, employers are not permitted to discriminate on the basis of citizenship, immigration status, or national origin with respect to hiring, firing, recruitment, or referral.
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