In today’s workplace, employees have a range of rights protected under various federal laws. Understanding these rights can help prevent discrimination, ensure fair treatment, and create a safe work environment for all. In this article, we’ll explore a few major laws governing employee rights in the United States.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
The Fair Labor Standards Act sets the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards for employees in the private sector as well as in federal, state, and local governments. Some key provisions include the federal minimum wage, required overtime pay for certain hourly employees, and restrictions on child labor.