The whistleblower protection act: an overview summary this report discusses the federal statutory protections contained within the whistleblower protection act (wpa) for federal employees who engage in. Lists and links to descriptions of the major laws and executive orders that epa administers and/or that guide epa rulemakings, including the clean air act, the toxic substance control act, cercla or superfund, and the clean water act. Employment legislation that effects you at work there is a range of employment legislation that effects workplaces accross australia below you can find a list of some of the legislation applying across australian workplaces. Work on developing a respiratory protection program from college or a respirator manufacturer's authorized representative or is an american board of industrial hygiene certified industrial hygienist. An act to amend the age discrimination in employment act of 1967 to clarify the protections given to older individuals in regard to employee benefit plans, and for other purposes.
The worker adjustment and retraining notification act (warn) was enacted on august 4, 1988 and became effective on february 4, 1989general provisions warn offers protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. Covered entities may disclose protected health information as authorized by, and to comply with, workers' compensation laws and other similar programs providing benefits for work-related injuries or illnesses 42 see additional guidance on workers' compensation. The older workers benefits protection act (owbpa), which is part of the age discrimination in employment act (adea) imposes specific requirements regarding severance agreements, and particularly release provisions in severance agreements.
Overview volunteer protection acts, or similar provisions, can be found at the federal and state levels these laws limit the civil liability of certain organizations' and entities' volunteers under specific circumstances. Act, and the dodd-frank wall street reform and consumer protection act (dodd-frank act) in general, claims for relief under the 18 federal statutes follow a similar pattern complaints are. Epa's agricultural worker protection standard (wps) is aimed at reducing the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers the wps offers occupational protections to over 2 million agricultural workers (people involved in the production of agricultural.
The longshore and harbor workers' compensation act (lhwca), administered by the office of workers compensation programs (owcp), provides for compensation and medical care to certain maritime employees (including a longshore worker or other person in longshore operations, and any harbor worker, including a ship repairer, shipbuilder, and. The purposes of the older workers benefit protection act owbpa) are to make it illegal for an employer to: use an employee's age as the basis for discrimination in benefits target older workers for their staff-cutting programs, and require older workers to waive their rights without observing.
Factsheet: nurse and health care worker protection act (hr 4266/s2408) protecting nurses from injury nationwide ana supports a bill in congress that would establish a national occupational safety standard eliminating the manual lifting of patients to protect rns, other health care workers and patients from injury. The law also prohibits employers (or their agents) from providing voluntary consent to an immigration enforcement agent to access, review, or obtain the employer's employee records without a subpoena or court order. Personal data in singapore is protected under the personal data protection act 2012 (pdpa) the pdpa establishes a data protection law that comprises various rules governing the collection, use, disclosure and care of personal data. The older workers benefit protection act forbids discrimination by employers based on age when providing employee benefits, like severance the owbpa also ensures that no employee is coerced or pressured into signing legal waivers of rights under the age discrimination in employment act (adea.
Overview workers' compensation laws protect people who become injured or disabled while working at their jobs the laws provide the injured workers with fixed monetary awards, in an attempt to eliminate the need for litigation. The migrant and seasonal agricultural worker protection act (mspa), passed in 1983, was designed to provide migrant and seasonal farmworkers with protections concerning pay, working conditions, and work-related conditions, to require farm labor contractors to register with the us department of labor, and to assure necessary protections for. Age discrimination & work situations the law prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.