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MGT book notes 18:58 Chapter 1: Overview of Employment Law Sources of Employment Law Constitutions Most basic source of law Address the relationships between different levels of government (states and federal  government) and between governments and their citizens Usually only employees of government agencies can look to the constitutions for  protection in the workplace Include: speech rights, freedom of religion, protection from search and seizure, equal  protection rights, and due process Statutes Civil rights act of 1964, National Labor Relations Act, Equal Pay, Americans with  Disabilities, Family and Medical Leave, Employee Retirement Income Security Act Executive Orders Much like statutes, but reach fewer workplaces and can be overridden by legislative  branch E.O 11246 establishes affirmative action requirements for companies that do business  with the federal government Regulations, Guidelines, and Administrative Decisions Formal regulations are put in place after an elaborate set of requirements for public  comment and review has been followed
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Entitled to considerable deference from the courts Common Law Remedy harm to people caused by other people or companies Defined by state courts Branches of common law Traditional role of the courts in interpreting and enforcing contracts Recognition of various tort claims for civil wrongs Negligence, defamation, invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress, wrongful  discharge in violation of public policy Substantive Rights Under Employment Laws Employment at will In the absence of a contract promising employment for a specified duration, the  employment relationship can be severed at any time and for any reason not specifically  prohibited by law Default rule that permits employers to terminate employment without needing to have  “good” reasons for doing so Terminated employee has the burden of proving that he or she had some specific right  not to be terminated under the circumstances Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Freedom to engage in concerted activity and collective bargaining Labor laws protect the rights of employees to join together to form unions and attempt to  improve their terms and conditions of employment through collective bargaining with  their employers
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Terms and conditions of employment that meet minimum standards Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage and overtime pay Occupational Safety and Health Act workplace safety standards leave policy requirements Protection of fundamental rights Compensation for certain types of harm Determining Which Employment Laws Apply Public or Private Sector
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