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Unformatted text preview: Running Head: RIGHTS OF WORKERS AND LABOR LAWS Rights of Workers and Labor Laws By Jeremy Tyson Jarvi International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Professor Elizabeth Clark, Instructor American InterContinental University Abstract The United States and Europe both share an affinity for their workers that transcend time. They care so much for the well being of their workers that they create legislation and regulations to keep them safe, secure, and out of trouble. However, Europe also cares about the mental well being of the workers, where as the United States cares more about the productivity of their Running Head: RIGHTS OF WORKERS AND LABOR LAWS workers. Europe wants to make sure that their workers are able to have time for themselves, and the government pays for it. The United States only wants to make sure that their workers are taken care of but the company or the worker has to pay for it. European workers rights are based off of tradition and culture, and not efficiency or productivity, which are what US workers rights are based off of. We see that the laws that are passed in Europe take into consideration culture and tradition. They care about making money, but they know that it will be impossible to do if their workers die from stress or anxiety, so they put into the law that they are required to take a months paid vacation, every yeargovernment paid. The latter part of this paper focuses on an Administrative Assistant named Mary who has a dilemma, because she is not used to customs, cultures, and traditions in Europe, and she doesnt realize that the people are accustomed to doing what they are doing because of their customs and cultures and traditions, but she will learn. Rights of Workers and Labor Laws Europe and American have initiated a string of many laws geared toward improving workers environments and experiences, their standard of living, and to ensure that they are treated fairly and equitably. The Clayton Act was passed in 1914. The US Congress passed this and it states that the work of a single person will never be and should never be considered something that can be bought or sold or traded (Federal Labor Laws, n.d.). The ILO was started in 1919 and it was Running Head: RIGHTS OF WORKERS AND LABOR LAWS created for purely humanitarian and political and economic purposed to address the difficulties in labor during the Industrial Revolution (ILO, n.d.). This is the same time that the ILO declared that labor is not a commodityat the world level (ILO, n.d.). The ILO was represented by the following nine countries: Belgium, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, Japan, Poland, the UK, and the USA. Six international agreements were ratified and signed at this meeting. This is when they agreed to an 8-hour workday, and a 48-hour workweek. The ILO still exists to this day (ILO, n.d.)....
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course BUSN 101-305 taught by Professor Varios during the Spring '11 term at AIU Online.

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