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Ch 1: Employment Laws & Enforcement Agencies

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This chapter will introduce you to short and interesting video lessons, text lessons, and quizzes about different employment laws and enforcement agencies to help you remember the material.

Employment Laws & Enforcement Agencies - Chapter Summary

Only you know how long it's been since you've studied topics like the definition of the Equal Pay Act, responsibilities of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, regulations of the Title VII Law of Equal Employment Opportunity and the list goes on! The great thing is that this chapter presents you with text and video lessons that grab your attention all while helping you review. Once you're finished, quick multiple-choice quizzes will help you see how you're doing with your refresher. Additional topics that are included in this chapter are here:

  • Summary of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Role of the U.S. Department of Labor and their Wage and Hour division
  • Position of the Labor & Workforce Development Agency of California
  • Requirements for managers under theTitle VII Law of Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Regulations of the ADA law, ADEA law, and PDA law
  • Explanation of the ERISA

This chapter will offer you the best review possible. You can skip to different topics in the video lessons. Click 'Recent Activity' if you need to go back to a lesson. Don't worry about not having time to spend in front of your computer because this chapter is mobile-friendly! You also have the option of printing out the worksheets.

12 Lessons in Chapter 1: Employment Laws & Enforcement Agencies
Wage and Hour Laws: Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act

1. Wage and Hour Laws: Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Most people work for others to make a living by trading their labor for a wage and other benefits. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act and the minimum standards it sets for certain labor practices.

US Department of Labor: Role & Purpose

2. US Department of Labor: Role & Purpose

The federal government leaves much of the labor market in the hands of the free market, but it understands that workers need some support and protection. In this lesson, we'll learn about the U.S. Department of Labor and how it supports American workers.

Role of the Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division

3. Role of the Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division

The labor market is a highly regulated market, but it wasn't always that way. In this lesson, we'll discuss the creation of the Wage and Hour Division, the purpose behind it, and the role it plays in the management of labor regulations.

Role of California's Labor & Workforce Development Agency

4. Role of California's Labor & Workforce Development Agency

This lesson will review the role of California's Labor and Workforce Development Agency. The seven departments the agency oversees will be discussed, and an overview of department functions will be provided.

Division of Labor Standards Enforcement: Role & Responsibilities

5. Division of Labor Standards Enforcement: Role & Responsibilities

This lesson will review the roles and responsibilities of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement as they relate to labor laws and enforcement that are designed to protect California's workforce.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Law & Regulations

6. Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Law & Regulations

One of the most important employment laws on the books is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In this lesson, you'll learn about Title VII, its regulations and how it affects human resources management. A short quiz follows.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Requirements for Managers & Organizations

7. Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Requirements for Managers & Organizations

Violation of Title VII can result in serious consequences for a business. In this lesson, you'll learn important issues and concepts that managers must understand in order to comply with Title VII. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Equal Employment Opportunity: ADA Law & Regulations

8. Equal Employment Opportunity: ADA Law & Regulations

One of the most important employment laws on the books for human resource managers is the Americans with Disabilities Act. In this lesson, you'll learn some of its key provisions and concepts. A short quiz follows.

Equal Employment Opportunity: ADEA Law & Regulations

9. Equal Employment Opportunity: ADEA Law & Regulations

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 will continue to play an important role in human resources management as the U.S. population continues to age. In this lesson, you'll learn about its key provisions.

Equal Employment Opportunity: PDA & Regulations

10. Equal Employment Opportunity: PDA & Regulations

Female employees play a pivotal role in the success of an organization, but have historically been at a career disadvantage if they decide to bear children. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, including its protections and key provisions.

Equal Pay Act: Definition and Effects

11. Equal Pay Act: Definition and Effects

Women have made huge strides in the working world in recent decades. However, there is still a problem of unequal pay. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Equal Pay Act and its key provisions. A short quiz follows the lesson.

ERISA Law: Explanation & Importance

12. 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.

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