Discuss the following:

  • According to the chapter reading, what wage and work hour protections exist for employees today?  Identify and explain at least three and summarize the statutory laws affecting employee rights over the past 50 years.  Explain the evolution of the law in your own words.
  • To ensure employee safety in the workplace, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The Act is administrated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigates safety and health violations in the workplace and, through the justice department, imposes fines and/or injunctions on companies that violate the Act. Research a safety and health violation in your home state and provide an example, summarizing the facts and the outcome. 
  • What happens when an employee is hurt on the job?  Explain the law regarding workers compensation in your home state and provide a source for your information. 

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