CHAPTER 13 - CHAPTER 13 Montana gives you some state...

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CHAPTER 13 Montana gives you some state statutory protection Texas doesn’t You cant be fired against public policy You have to have proof; the boss will never give proof Written personal policy o If they give you a written personal policy and don’t follow it they cant fire you You cant be discharged unless for good cause in Montana In texas you can be fired for anything There is some federal employment law o Not much though o The first attempt in the New Deal Era was called the National Industrial Republican Act It was declared unconstitutional o Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938: Establishes minimum wage Highly controversial and been amended several times Republicans are against it; Democrats push it State can above minimum wage but not below it Does not apply to everybody; if you have a salary It is inflationary If you qualify and you work 40 hours a week you have to be paid time and a half It does not establish a 40 hour work week Child Labor Laws Was a big problem area; children had no rights Under 14
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o Not allowed to work at all but there are exceptions o Newspaper boy o Working in the family business o Child actors o Agriculture o Cant interfere with school o Restrictions on hours per week o Restrictions on Type of job o Still severe restrictions o Still restrictions on what you can do o No restriction on hours o School restriction is still there but looser 18 o You’re an adult whatever o Workers Safety o OSHA created in 1975 o Occupation Safety and Health Administration o Safety harness on the side of buildings; hard hats o If someone get hurts at work report to OSHA o Employees can call OSHA to come in o The employer gets the violation for employee violations o There is no employee retaliation o OSHA violations cover pretty much everything
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o OSHA regulation costs are often very expensive and time consuming Workman Compensation o STATE law; varies drastically from state to state
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2009 for the course MGMT 211 taught by Professor Swim during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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