Duties of Employers & Employees
Duties Owed to Employees
- Reasonable Treatment -- Employer is to treat employees in a reasonable manner
- Safe Working Conditions -- Working conditions must not harm health, safety, morals and/or reputation of the employee
- Fair Labor Standards - FLSA of 1938 - minimum wages, maximum work hours (40 per week, or time and half is owed) - only hourly employees (not salaried)
- Payroll Deductions - Taxes (Federal and State), Unemployment Insurance
- Military Service -- many Acts that protect the employee if they are activated to duty; also receive the same level of pay, seniority, and benefits as if they were not on active duty
- Voting -- Can get time off to vote in primary and general elections
- Family & Medical Leave - Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) give edible worker up to 12 weeks unpaid (job protected) -- for -- serious illness, care for spouse, child, or parent. Birth or adoption of a child.
Duties Owed to Minors
- Some work is dangerous and/or harmful for young people
- Child labor - low wages can take jobs from adults
- State Laws - max amount of hours, and time of day, no night work.
Duties Owed to Injured Employees
- Must be injured during the scope of employment