Employment Law Terms

 In Employment Law, Law

As we continue exploring common legal terms, today we introduce our employment law glossary! Employment law is the area that defines how an employee and employer relationship should work. In other words, the intention is to make sure everyone is treated fairly and respectfully in the workplace.

Employment Law Terms

If you are experiencing unjust treatment in the workplace, it might be time to consult an attorney. They can instruct you on how to proceed and help resolve the issue. The following terms are most common in this area of law and ones you might come across in this process. Find Law has provided all definitions.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

A federal law that protects older employees from employment discrimination based on their age.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

A federal law that protects employees from discrimination based on disabilities and arguments from employers on the requirement of reasonable accommodations for the said employee.

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

A federal law which requires employers to allow employees to continue their health insurance coverage after termination, in the same insurance group, at the group rate with the same benefits.

Equal Pay Act

Another law that requires employers to pay the same wage to all employees who do the same work, regardless of gender.

Family Medical Leave Act

This law requires certain employers to provide employees with time off to take care of their own or family member’s illness. It can also include caring for a newborn or an adopted child.

Hostile Working Environment

A work environment that is charged with harassment or similar unwanted behavior that interferes with one’s ability to do one’s job.

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is the hourly rate which employers in certain industries are required by law to pay to their employees. In addition, minimum wage can differ from state to state.

Sexual Harassment

Unwelcomed sexual advances by an employer or supervisor that becomes a part of the job description. In addition, it can also be a threat to the employee’s continued employment.

Social Security

A federal program of retirement and disability payments created by taxes.

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