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Ch 16: MTEL Business: Employment Law & Rights

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Do you remember the aspects of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Family Medical Leave Act? If not, you can use these short, colorful, and fun video lessons to remind yourself of employment law and rights for the MTEL Business exam.

MTEL Business: Employment Law & Rights - Chapter Summary

Your study of the details of Worker's Compensation and OSHA can be entertaining with this chapter full of video lessons. In preparation for the MTEL Business exam, evaluate your memory of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. By the time you've reached the end of this chapter, you will be able to recall the following items:

  • Employment-at-will
  • Employee rights
  • Explanation of ERISA law, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Family Medical Leave Act
  • Significance of COBRA
  • Definition of unemployment insurance
  • Summary of Workers' Compensation
  • Description of Affordable Health Care Act, OSHA, and Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act

After you've taken the quizzes, you can review the parts of the videos that pertain to the correct answers. If you want to study while you're away from the computer, print out the worksheets and answers to take with you. We track your progress through the chapter, and you can also challenge yourself by seeing which achievements you can reach.

MTEL Business: Employment Law & Rights Objectives

The percentage of the MTEL Business exam questions that are related to the subject of this chapter is 21%, and the section is Business Management. On your exam, you may have to answer questions that reveal your understanding of the specifics of employee benefits and plans. Your computer-administered test will include 102 multiple-choice and open-ended questions.

11 Lessons in Chapter 16: MTEL Business: Employment Law & Rights
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Employee Rights: Employment-At-Will Doctrine & Exceptions

1. Employee Rights: Employment-At-Will Doctrine & Exceptions

Most employment relationships in the United States are subject to the employment-at-will doctrine. In this lesson, you'll learn about the employment-at-will doctrine and its exceptions. You'll also have the chance to take a short quiz.

Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

2. Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

The modern workplace can be an intrusive and sometimes even a dangerous and violent place. In this lesson, you'll learn about employee privacy and safety. Topics will include employee surveillance, social media and workplace safety and violence.

ERISA Law: Explanation & Importance

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Overview and Importance

5. 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.

COBRA: Overview and Importance

6. COBRA: Overview and Importance

Health insurance is one of the most important benefits an employee receives. In this lesson, you'll learn how COBRA allows an employee to keep his insurance coverage after he has left employment. A short quiz follows.

Unemployment Insurance: Definition and Significance

7. Unemployment Insurance: Definition and Significance

While no one wants to think about it, it is likely that most people will face some period of unemployment during their working lives. In this lesson, you'll learn about unemployment compensation and its significance to employers, employees and the economy.

Workers' Compensation: Overview and Description

8. Workers' Compensation: Overview and Description

Sometimes, work can be a dangerous proposition and accidents happen even in the safest of jobs. The workers' compensation system is designed to address these situations. In this lesson, you'll learn about some key aspects of the system.

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

9. 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.

Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

10. 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.

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.

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