In chapter 31 we had an introduction to employment, worker protection and Immigration laws. Workers’ compensation insurance and its role work related injuries were explained. The enactment of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in 1970 was reviewed. Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and its regulations for child labor, minimum wage, and overtime pay were discussed in some details. Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation (COBRA) was explained. Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and its limitations of no more than 10% of pension funds assets can be invested in the securities of the sponsoring employers was pointed out. Social Security administration programs and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) were reviewed. Immigration laws and some examples such as the quantity of H-1B visas generated annually were discussed.
Chapter 32 started with discussion pertaining to labor laws, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and collective bargaining rights. Different types of union elections were reviewed. Illegal interference with union election was discussed. The two types of union security agreements were reviewed. NLRA’s requirement for Strike and what makes a strike illegal were explained. Picketing rules were explored. This chapter ended with explanations around the enactment of Title I of the Landrum- Griffin Act in 1959.
Chapter 33 provided insight into equal opportunity for employment concept beginning in1960s. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its scope of coverage was reviewed. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was discussed. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and how it protects people against race, color, National origin, and sex discriminations. Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ) requirements of being both job related and a business necessity were discussed. Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act were reviewed. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was explained. Retaliation and how it is covered by the title VII of the Civil Rights Act was discussed.
Chapter 43 started with an introduction to administrative law and regulatory agencies. It explained the role of different federal administrative agencies such as Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). State administrative agencies were discussed. Substantive law and procedural law were described. Disclosure of administrative agency action such as The Freedom of Information Act and The Privacy Act were explained.
Chapter 44 was focused on consumer protection and product safety. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its role were reviewed. Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and its role in regulating these components were reviewed. Consumer Product Safety Act
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