According to “Aauw” (2012), “Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion. It applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state, and local governments. Title VII also applies to private and public colleges and universities, employment agencies, and labor organizations”. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
According to “The U.s. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission” (2008), “The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. The ADEA’s protections apply to both employees and job applicants. Under the ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his/her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training. The ADEA permits employers to favor older workers based on age even when doing so adversely affects a younger worker who is 40 or older. It is also unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on age or for filing an age discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under the ADEA. The ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and labor organizations, as well as to the federal government.” Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 According to “Disabled World” (2012), “The ADA states that a covered entity shall not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability. This applies to job application procedures, hiring, advancement and discharge of employees, worker’s compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment”. Equal Pay Act of 1963
According to “Business Dictionary” (2013), “A federal statute, which prevents discrimination in the payment of benefits or wages, based on an individual’s gender when women and men perform work involving similar skill sets, efforts, and job responsibilities”. While starting a small business can be difficult, it can be even harder not knowing the laws that need to be followed. Not complying with laws is a sure fire way to lose your business license so we strongly recommend that you follow the outlined laws we have included in our employment law compliance plan.
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