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The Alphabet Soup of HR Law

August 2018 HR Learning - HR Law Refresher
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Injuring the reputation of someone by making a spoken or written false and malicious statement.
This law seeks to create a harmonized data protection law framework across the European Union and aims to give citizens back the control of their personal data, whilst imposing strict rules on those hosting and ‘processing’ this data, anywhere in the world.
This type of employee receives an established monthly or annual salary and are expected to fulfill the duties of their position regardless of the hours worked.
This act protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex based wage discrimination.
Organization that governs the I-9 form used to verify eligibility to work in the US.
Required, permitted, or enacted by statute.
A US federal law that sets requirements for all US public company boards, management and public accounting firms. The sections of the bill cover responsibilities of a public corporation's board of directors, adds criminal penalties for certain misconduct, and requires the Securities and Exchange Commission to create regulations to define how public corporations are to comply with the law.
This initiative, mandated by law, aims to remove discrimination in the workplace and ensure that organizations don’t use cultural identity, age, disability or gender as a basis for discrimination.
A listing of wage & fringe benefit rates determined by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor for each classification of laborers under an SCA contract.
A cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, reemployment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments.
An agency of the federal government, created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Their purpose is to interpret and enforce federal laws prohibiting discrimination.
This act established specific minimum requirements for employees’ wages, hours of work, overtime entitlement, and payroll records.
This act protects the medical information that is gathered and stored by health providers as well as companies that provide health insurance
Under this act, employers must provide workers with safe and health working conditions by law.
This act offers protection to workers, their families, and communities by requiring certain employers to provide notice of 60 days in advance of any plant closings or mass layoffs.
This act prohibits employment discrimination based on genetic information about an applicant, employee or former employee.
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The purpose of this act is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
Under this employment principle or doctrine, employees have the right to quit a job at any time for any reason with or without prior notice. Employers may hire, fire, demote and promote whomever they chose for any reason (provided it is not an illegal reason), or for no reason at all, unless there is a public policy, law or contract to the contrary.
This type of employee must be paid overtime at time and a half for actual time worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
The principal set of rules regarding government procurement in the US. It governs the "acquisition process" by which executive agencies of the United States federal government acquire goods and services by contract with appropriated funds.
This act requires group health plans to provide dependent children coverage, up to age 26, regardless of their status (ex. Student status).
Refers to a situation in which an individual's personal interests conflict with the professional interests owed to his employer or the company in which he is invested.
Employee who goes to work in a foreign country which they are not a citizen of.
Under this act, companies have the responsibility to protect the interests of the workers and retirees in their benefit plans.
This act is a federal law intended to ensure that person who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard or other uniformed services are not disadvantaged in their civilian careers because of their service, are promptly reemployed in their civilian jobs upon their return from duty and are not discriminated against in employment based on past, present or future military service.
This is a federal tax credit that is designed to encourage organizations to hire specific employees who are part of a certain group, for example, veterans.
This act grants job protected family and temporary medical leave under certain circumstances.
This act provides employees and their families (who have lost health benefits) the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time.
This is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
This act prohibits American companies from making corrupt payments to foreign officials for the purpose of obtaining or keeping business.
This act protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older.
This act extends prevailing wage and benefits for workers on Federal Service contracts.
Also known as the Wagner Act, this act grants employees the right to self-organize, form and join unions, bargain collectively through their representatives, and engage in other “concerted activities” for collective bargaining, other mutual help or protection.