Employment Rights

Working people in America have certain basic legal rights to safe, healthy and fair conditions at work. But many employers—perhaps yours—violate these basic rights because they value their profits more than their workers.

Our web site will enable you to find help if that happens to you, with links to government agencies that investigate complaints.

On the Job Injury?
– For help with safety hazards or injuries on the job contact your steward (listed under your Chapter web page).
– For general information contact OSHA: www.osha.gov
Safety and Health On the Job

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)www.ada.gov
The ADA Home Page provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and State and local governments…

California Department of Fair Employment and Housingwww.dfeh.ca.gov
The Mission of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, and from the perpetration of acts of hate violence.

California Department of Industrial Relationswww.dir.ca.gov
The Department of Industrial Relations was established to improve working conditions for California’s wage earners, and to advance opportunities for profitable employment in California.
Workers’ Compensation
DWC’s mission is to minimize the adverse impact of work-related injuries on California employees and employers.

California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB)www.perb.ca.gov
The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB or Board) is a quasi-judicial administrative agency charged with administering the collective bargaining statutes covering employees of California’s public schools, colleges, and universities, employees of the State of California, employees of California local public agencies (cities, counties and special districts), trial court employees and supervisory employees of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA)
This act establishes collective bargaining for California’s municipal, county, and local special district employers and employees.

Employment Development Department (EDD)www.edd.ca.gov
Your direct link to job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, disability insurance, employment and training, labor market information, payroll taxes, and more!

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)www.eeoc.gov
The agency of the United States Government that enforces the federal employment discrimination laws.

NLRB Jurisdiction and the Posting of Employee Rights
The new requirement to post a Notice of Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act applies to all employers under the Board’s jurisdiction, except for the U.S. Postal Service.

Social Securitywww.socialsecurity.gov
Thinking about retiring, making plans to retire or filing for disability? Or do you need information to help take care of the Social Security issues facing an aging parent or relative?

U.S. Department of Laborwww.dol.gov
The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits…
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

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