National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act) (1935): Gives employees the right to join and form labor organizations and to engage in concerted activities. Prohibits companies from committing unfair labor practices.
Taft-Hartley Act (1947): Prohibits unions from committing unfair labor practices.
Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970: Requires employers to provide a safe place to work.
Jury System Improvement Act (1978): Prohibits employers from taking action against permanent employees for performing jury duty in federal court.
Immigration Reform and Control (1986): Prohibits hiring of illegal aliens, requires proof of residency and authorization to work recorded on the I-9 form within three (3) days of employment.
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA (1988): Prohibits employers from using lie detector tests on employees and establishes rights of refusal for employees. Includes exceptions for investigation where there is substantial economic loss, reasonable suspicion, reasonable written notice to the employee and restrictions on the use of results. Exempts government agencies.
Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (1988): Requires at least 60 days notice to employees of a facility closing or mass layoff.
Federal Drug Free Workplace Act (1988): Prohibits the unlawful possession, use, distribution or sale of a controlled substance on the property of employers with $25,000 or more in federal contracts.
Fair Credit Reporting Act (1992): Prohibits obtaining a credit report on an applicant or employee without prior written notification to and authorization by the applicant or employee.
Uniformed Service Employment Rights Reemployment Act (1994): Requires that veterans who are recalled to military service be returned to the workplace without loss of benefits or status.
Voting Time: Entitles employees to three (3) consecutive hours (including time before or after work) between the opening and the closing of the polls to vote. Any necessary time off work to vote will be paid but must be scheduled at least one day in advance and may be determined by the supervisor.
Jury and Witness Duty: Provides for public employees to receive their regular pay during jury duty time and subpoenaed witness time.