2 federal laws that protect employees

An important part of HRM is understanding the Federal laws and Executive Orders that have brought equality, safety, and health to the workplace.  

Our first assignment is to research Two (2)Federal laws that speak to those issues. Select the Federal laws from the list itemized below. The assignment is due in Unit Two. The information below is a ‘heads up’ to give you sufficient time to research this assignment.

The assignment consists of a cover sheet, introduction, a written explanation of the points of each for each law, conclusion, and a list of References in APA format. Follow the directions below very carefully.

For each law, you need to include information on the following questions:

1. History/Background.: Why was the Law passed? What was going on in the workplace that required the law to be enacted to protectemployees?

2. Components of the law: Research the law and summarize in your own words the major elements of the law. Do not cut and paste.3. Your observations on the law. Do you feel laws are effective in providing protection against violations of Civil Rights or do you think they are merely addressing infractions that are found (or uncovered)?   Are such laws forward looking or are they really only there to “clean up” issues when wrongs have been done?4. Do you feel it is working or not working andwhy?

5. Lawsuit: In your research (and assignment) find a lawsuit that concerned the law you are reviewing. Include the date of the lawsuit, the plaintiffs, defendants, reason the plaintiff/s went to court, and the outcome of the case. It is important that in reading this summary a person understands why the lawsuit was initiated and who won the case.

Please make sure the explanation is concise and to the point. But remember that substantiating data is needed, especially in regards to the background, contents of the law and the court cases.

The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination and keeps an extensive archive of court cases affecting all aspects of violations from age discrimination, pregnancy, lack of handicap accessibility, sexual harassment, discrimination based on gender, race, religion, etc. 

Find laws that you feel are of interest to you.  Court cases on these issues are going on daily.

The EEOC can be your primary research tool along with the Library, business journals, magazines, and accredited newspapers.

Please use Microsoft Word. Your assignment will be evaluated based on your level of insight, your demonstrated understanding of course concepts and the quality of your summaries. APA format REQUIRED. Any information paraphrased needs an in-text citation with a reference for the source.

SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING LAWS

Civil Rights Act of 1964 

Civil Rights Act of 1991 

Equal Pay Act of 1963 

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (Amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964) 

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) 

The Americans with Disabilities Acts of 1990 and as Amended in 2008 (remember the 2008 amendment) 

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) 

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 

Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 

Sexual Harassment amendment (1980) to the Civil Right Act of 1964. and