Has the power to sue for back wages civil penalty and

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- has the power to sue for back wages, civil penalty and injunctions 170) Whistleblower Laws – protect people from retaliation who report illegal conduct by a co-worker, employer, or other person or company 171) National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) – aka Wagner Act – the right to collective bargain a) The right to organize b) Right to unionization c) to bargain with employer 172) Unemployment compensation – all private employers are required to participate a) Exists at State level – state insurance system a.i) Workers must have lost job due to no fault of their own a.ii) Have worked a minimum number of hours OR certain dollar amount b) Employers contribute to Unemployment TAX 173) Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1989 – WARN - requires companies with more than 100 employees to provide notice 60 days in advance of layoff 174) Social Security Act of 1935 – welfare programs for the aged, disabled, and dependents 175) Employment Retirement Income Security Act – ERISA - regulates private retirement pension plans a) Reporting, disclosure, participation, and vesting b) Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation – created to insure pension benefits were paid c) Administered by the Department of Labor (Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration) and IRS 176) Doctrine of Abusive Discharge – an “at will” employee cannot be fired on the grounds of race, sex, religion etc. 177) Quasi function – the power to enact rules and regulations
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