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ERISA

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 associated with management of such pension plans. The statute also creates causes of action for employee plan participants and their beneficiaries.

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Minimum Wage

Overview

Minimum wage laws establish a base level of pay that employers are required to pay certain covered employees. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. In addition to a federal minimum wage, some states also have their own minimum wages, codified either in a state statute or in the state's constitution.

 

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29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq.: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

CRS Annotated Constitution

Federal Regulations

Regulations promulgated under FLSA (29 C.F.R. parts 500-899)

Federal Judicial Decisions

Link to LII: recent FLSA and minimum wage decisions

State Material

State Constitutions and Statutes

  • California Minimum Wage
  • California Constitution Article XIV, § 1.
  • California Labor Code §§ 50 et seq.
  • New York Minimum Wage
  • New York Labor Law Article 19 §§ 650 et seq.

Judicial Decisions

Link to LII: state minimum wage decisions.

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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.

Workplace safety

Workplace safety: an overview

Workplace safety and health laws establish regulations designed to eliminate personal injuries and illnesses from occurring in the workplace. The laws consist primarily of federal and state statutes. Federal laws and regulations preempt state ones where they overlap or contradict one another.

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Category: Employment Law

Employment

Overview

Employment law is a broad area encompassing all areas of the employer/employee relationship. Employment law consists of thousands of federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions.

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U.S. Constitution and Federal Statutes

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  • Good Starting Point in Print: Mark A. Rothstein et al., Rothstein, Craver, Schroeder, Shoben, and Vander Velde's Hornbook on Employment Law, West Group (2004)

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Immigration

Overview

In the United States, the area of "Immigration Law" refers to the laws and enforcements dealing with immigration into the United States and the deportation of individuals from the United States.  

Immigration law is primarily dealt with at the federal level (although, some states have passed laws to enforce existing federal immigration laws). As such, this entry deals exclusively with federal immigration law.

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