Here is information on what you need to know about employment law when you're job searching, working or when you lose your job - wages, background checks, required employment forms, unemployment and other related information.
Employment Laws: A - Z List
Employment and labor laws that cover job seekers and workers, plus information on how to get assistance with employment law compliance.
Employment Background Checks
What employers need to know, who they can check with, what background information can be released, and how to prepare for an employment background check, especially if you have issues.
Forms you may need when applying for jobs include job applications, W-2 Form, and other employment forms.
Employment tests and selection procedures include cognitive tests, personality tests, medical examinations, credit checks, and background checks, as well as employment law information governing selection.
All employers are required to verify eligibility to work in the United States. Here's information on the I-9 form which must be completed, the documents acceptable to prove eligibility and what can happen if you don't have the appropriate documentation.
What Employers Check
What employers check when they verify employment and how to explain employment gaps.
The current minimum wage, which employers are required to pay a minimum wage, and the federal and minimum wage for each state.
Employee Rights When You Lose Your Job
Employment at Will
What employment at will is and how it effects employees.
Employee Rights When Employment is Terminated
Your rights as an employee when you lose your job.
Unemployment insurance benefits, unemployment rates, compensation, unemployment offices, extended unemployment benefits and how to file for unemployment insurance.
Getting Help with Employment Law Compliance
Department of Labor Resources
Job seeker services provided by the Department of Labor, as well as labor and employment laws, regulations and compliance information.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency charged with enforcing laws prohibiting job discrimination.
Employment Law Resources
Information on employment testing, employment and pregnancy, child labor law, lie detector tests, sexual harassment, and other employment issues.
Salary and Wages
Overtime, severance pay, holiday, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other wage related employment laws.
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