employment

Entity Liability

The concept of entity liability allows a corporation to be held liable for the criminal misdeeds of its agents if (1) the agent is acting within the actual or apparent scope of their employment or authority and (2) if the agents intend, at...

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Overview

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) enforces federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination. The EEOC was created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The employment section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, known as Title...

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe federal agency responsible for interpreting and enforcing laws that prohibit employment discrimination, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and...

Equal Pay Act

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA federal law that prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who are performing under similar working conditions.

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Equal Rights Amendment

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn attempt to amend the U.S. Constitution to guarantee equal rights between the sexes. More commonly called the ERA, this proposed amendment expired in 1982 and was never ratified.

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Equal-opportunity Employer

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability. Employers typically claim to be equal-opportunity employers in job advertisements...

ERISA

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), a federal statute, delineates minimum standards for the administration of private industry's pension plans and establishes the impact that federal income taxes will have on transactions...

Essential Job Functions

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe fundamental duties of a position -- those things that the person holding the job absolutely must be able to do. An employee with a disability must be able to perform the essential job functions, with...

Estimated Taxes

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryQuarterly tax payments made by self-employed individuals to the IRS and state tax agencies for their anticipated income tax liability for the year, in lieu of withholding from a paycheck. Estimated tax...

Exempt Employee

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn employee who is not entitled to extra pay for overtime hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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