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Employment Law Basics

Employment law in the United States is composed of a combination of state and federal law. Generally speaking, federal laws provide the minimum standards and the foundation of basic employee rights. State legislation can impose regulations to improve employee-rights beyond ...
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Is Arizona an “At Will” Employment State?

In the state of Arizona, the employment relationship between an employer and an employee is like a contract that can be severed at any time if either party intends to end the employment relationship (ARS 23-1501). This means an employee ...
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Is Mandatory Overtime Legal In Arizona?

The state of Arizona does not have any laws governing overtime. Instead, the state defers to federal law under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. The FLSA offers just one piece of guidance on overtime: that employees are ...
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Part Time Employee Rights

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics defines part-time employees as those who work less than 35 hours per week. Other than that distinction, for the most part the federal government does not distinguish between full-time and part-time employment. In their ...
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5 Rights of Employees

We are all afforded certain rights by the federal government. When it comes to rights of an employee in the workplace, there are a number of federal laws to protect employees against mistreatment. The US Department of Labor (DOL) is ...
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Why is Employment Law Important to an Employee?

Employment laws are created to protect employees. Many people simply perceive employment laws as regulations that employers must follow, which they are. However, they fail to realize the reasoning behind the creation of these employment laws was for the benefit ...
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8 Federal Laws That Protect Employees

Worker protections were not always as robust as they are today. Every improvement in working conditions and compensation, from the minimum wage to the 40-hour workweek, was hard fought and at times controversial, with plenty of setbacks along the way. ...
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What the Most Common Examples of Age Discrimination?

According to Federal Law, employers are not allowed to discriminate against an employee or potential employee due to their age. If an individual is the best qualified applicant for a job, promotion, project, etc. then that individual deserves the position. ...
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Five Rights of An Employer

Employees have important rights, but so do the businesses that employ them. If you are an employer, it is important to understand your rights, and what you should expect from the men and women you employ. As an employer, you ...
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