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White Paper published by The HR Specialist, copyright 2007


Federal employment laws can be terribly confusing, particularly because they often have different definitions for the size of a business that is exempt from the law. Use the following list to make sure you’re not spending time and money complying with laws that only apply to larger businesses. Note: Many states have set lower thresholds. Always check with your state labor agency.

AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT (ADEA): prohibits employers from discriminating against workers over age 40 in hiring, discharge, wages or benefits.

Who is covered: Employers with 20 or more workers.

Agency to contact: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: (202) 663-4900, www.eeoc.gov.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA): prohibits job discrimination of individuals with disabilities (Title I) and requires public facilities to be accessible to the disabled (T...(register to read more)

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