This law in the United States protects the rights of employees to form unions and take part at collective bargaining. The NLRA covers all companies that employ at least one person as well as employees who are not covered by the Railway Labor Act. Employees can strike, form unions and negotiate collectively under the NLRA. As an example, if, for instance run a local tree company then you could join a union of tree companies in your area and negotiate with them as an organization to get better pay and other benefits.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act
The occupational safety and health act (OSHA) is an American law that demands employers to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. OSHA applies to any business which employ more than one worker as well as requires employers to implement measures to avoid accidents, illness, and deaths. OSHA allows employees to complain if their work place is unsafe or dangerous. OSHA is a valuable resource to assist in protecting your business and employees. If, for instance, you own an extermination company and encounter a hazardous chemical, OSHA’s regulations will guide you on how to effectively dispose of it and safely dispose of the chemical safely.
The Fair Labor Standards Act
Federal law, known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines overtime as well as minimum wages for American employees. The FLSA is applicable to all companies with employees, regardless of their size. Business owners who violate the FLSA can face civil penalties, including fines and damages. The FLSA can also give employees the right to file an action if they feel that their employer isn’t paying them the minimum wage or overtime wages they’re legally entitled to. Imagine you’re a cabinet maker , and have received a contract to construct cabinets for your home. You can file a complaint with the Department of Labor if one of your employees did the task and wasn’t paid.