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Ch 5: American Labor Law in the Private Sector After 1960

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In this chapter, learn how the federal government has continued to pass legislation to protect workers and their rights. Complete the short self-assessment quiz as you finish each lesson.

American Labor Law in the Private Sector After 1960 - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Since the 1960s, the U.S. federal government has continued to protect and support American workers. Beginning with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legislation has been passed to ensure equal access to workforce protections regardless of race, age or disability. Work through the lessons in this chapter to explore topics like:

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and how it impacted human resource management
  • How Americans with disabilities are protected and the legislation behind it
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Economic regulation and deregulation
  • OSHA - keeping American workers safe
  • Retraining and retirement
  • Family medical leave and the the Affordable Health Care Act

Video Objective
What is the Civil Rights Act of 1964? - Summary, Effects & Impact Learn how this important legislation impacted the rights of Americans both in the workplace and in day-to-day life.
Relation of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 to Human Resource Management Explore how Title VII in the original legislation impacts human resource management and then review the changes made in 1991.
What is the American with Disabilities Act of 1990? - History, Accessibility Guidelines & Quiz See the wide-sweeping impact this legislation has on accessibility to buildings, facilitates, work environments, information and telecommunications.
The Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for Older Adults See how this pivotal legislation helps older Americans enjoy access to many everyday conveniences and opportunities.
What is Age Discrimination in the Workplace? - Definition, Cases & Examples Learn how the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 helps prevent age-related discrimination against American workers.
Employment Discrimination: Definition and Laws Define and evaluate workplace discrimination and how Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 addresses it.
Governmental Regulation & Deregulation of the Economy Define regulation and deregulation then examine their impact on the U.S. economy.
Deregulation Legislation: Definition & Examples Examine the results of deregulation, including changes in industry activity, structure and level of service.
Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA Learn how this administration, founded in 1970, helps regulate and ensure workplace safety.
ERISA Law: Explanation & Importance Investigate the details of this legislation designed to protect and regulate private sector employer benefit plans.
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act Examine how this act can help soon-to-be unemployed workers transition to a new job.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Overview and Importance Learn how employees can take unpaid leave for certain family medical emergencies without the fear of losing their jobs.
Affordable Health Care Act: Description, Overview & Relevance to HR Management See how this controversial legislation passed in 2010 attempts to reform healthcare in America and how it affects human resource management.

13 Lessons in Chapter 5: American Labor Law in the Private Sector After 1960
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is the Civil Rights Act of 1964? - Summary, Effects & Impact

1. What is the Civil Rights Act of 1964? - Summary, Effects & Impact

This lesson discusses the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Learn more about the history and impact of these landmark pieces of legislation.

Relation of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 to Human Resource Management

2. Relation of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 to Human Resource Management

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the most influential laws affecting employment in the United States. The Civil Rights Act of 1991 amended some of its provisions. In this lesson, you'll learn about how each Act applies to HR Management.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? - History & Accessibility Guidelines

3. What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? - History & Accessibility Guidelines

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? Learn about the ADA's history, the individuals it protects, the accessibility guidelines, as well as how the disability movement ensured the passing of this important legislation.

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for Older Adults

4. The Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for Older Adults

In this lesson, we will imagine life before and after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from the perspective of a person who has survived a stroke. You will also learn why the ADA specifically benefits older adults.

What is Age Discrimination in the Workplace? - Definition, Cases & Examples

5. What is Age Discrimination in the Workplace? - Definition, Cases & Examples

Age discrimination in the workplace happens when a person's age is unfairly used as a factor in his or her employment. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 was enacted to protect older workers from this type of discrimination.

Employment Discrimination: Definition and Laws

6. Employment Discrimination: Definition and Laws

Employment discrimination occurs when a job applicant or employee is mistreated based on his or her race, national origin, gender, disability, religion, or age. This lesson defines employment discrimination and looks at Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Governmental Regulation & Deregulation of the Economy

7. Governmental Regulation & Deregulation of the Economy

Government regulations affect all aspects of the economy. However, some sectors are subject to specific regulations due to their importance. This lesson explores the purposes and methods of economic regulation and deregulation.

Deregulation Legislation: Definition & Examples

8. Deregulation Legislation: Definition & Examples

This lesson covers deregulation legislation of the 1970s-80s in the United States. Learn what led to changes in pricing, consolidations and mergers, and services. Find out how the Airline Deregulation Act, Motor Carrier Act, and Staggers Rail Act cut certain industries loose.

Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

9. Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

The workplace can be a dangerous place, and workers are injured and even killed on the job. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to minimize dangerous workplace conditions.

ERISA Law: Explanation & Importance

10. ERISA Law: Explanation & Importance

In the U.S., individuals are primarily responsible for saving for retirement. A pivotal vehicle is employer-sponsored retirement plans. In this lesson, you'll learn about ERISA, which is an important law that regulates private sector benefit plans.

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

11. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

Massive layoffs and plant closings can dramatically affect the lives of employees. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and how it attempts to alleviate economic fallout.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Overview and Importance

12. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Overview and Importance

Sometimes tragic or important personal events, such as a birth, medical illness or death of a loved one, require us to take time off from work. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Family and Medical Leave Act protects employees during these times.

Affordable Health Care Act: Description, Overview & Relevance to HR Management

13. Affordable Health Care Act: Description, Overview & Relevance to HR Management

One of the newest federal laws facing employers today is the Affordable Care Act. In this lesson, you'll be provided an overview of the Affordable Care Act and its relevance to human resource management. A short quiz follows.

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