Workplace Legal Matters. Chapter 12. 12.1: Laws About the Workplace. LABOR LAWS Designed to protect you from unfair treatment on the job Ensure everyone has equal opportunities Protect you in times of personal/economic change
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Compensatory Time – paid time off from work rather than cash in exchange for working overtime
Labor Union– when workers group together to fight for their rights collectively.
Collective Bargaining– when unions use their power of numbers to bargain for work improvements (wages, benefits, safety, etc)
Before this workers risked losing their jobs
Stresses the need for paperwork and identification before hiring employees
Fines are given to those who break this law
Goal is punishment.
Indictment – list of charges brought against someone in a criminal case
Use internet, phone book, referrals from friends