Workers have a set of rights that are protected by state and federal law. Unfortunately, some employers still violate these basic rights. To ensure your rights are being protected, educate yourself on basic labor law, such as the Fair Labor and Standards Act. Follow the links below to make sure you are being treated fairly in the workplace.
Read more about Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which all forbid discrimination in employment.
Family and Medical Leave Act
Learn about FMLA, which allows workers up to 12 workweeks leave for illness, the birth of a child or to care for a sick family member.
Occupational Safety and Health Act
Find out what responsibilities your employers must follow to ensure your right to a safe workplace.
Fair Labor Standards Act
Read about minimum wage laws and find out if you deserve to be paid overtime.
Learn what federal laws prevent you from being subjected to unwanted sexual behavior in the workplace.
Read about how you can survive economically after being injured on the job.
A coalition of labor unions, Change to Win aims to create a movement that meets the challenges of today’s economy and restores American ideals. Find out how you, your family and fellow workers can live out the “American Dream.”