Organizations That Track Workplace Safety & Labor Rights Legislation

Organizations that track Workplace Protection legislation.

Workplace Protection -- Legislation, Organizations, Issues

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Discrimination

EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Serve as legislative liaison with members of Congress, congressional committees, congressional staff and legislative agencies such as the Government Accountability Office, the Congressional Budget Office and the Library of Congress.

https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/legislative/index.cfm

US Dept of Labor (DOL) 

Three Department of Labor (DOL) agencies have responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the laws enacted to protect the safety and health of workers in America.

OSHA, Mine safety, Fair Labor Standards Act and other resources.

https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/safety-health  (Safety and Health) 

Wages and Hours

WHD - The Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor

WHD is the federal office responsible for enforcing federal labor laws. 

https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/hrg.htm

https://www.dol.gov/whd/howtofilecomplaint.htm  (How to file a complaint)

Workplace Privacy

EPIC - (Electronic Privacy Information Center) 

EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington.  Issues inclue: Legislation, Cases, Surveillance Technologies and Resources. 

https://www.epic.org/privacy/workplace/

ACLU (American Civil Liberites Union)

ACLU challanges how workplace rights are violated by employers through workplace surveillance, unwarranted drug testing, and “lifestyle discrimination.

Background checks and employee surveillance information.

https://www.aclu.org/issues/privacy-technology/workplace-privacy

SHRM (Society For Human Resources Management)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest HR professional society, representing 285000 members in more than 165 countries.  A great resource for an HR DEPT as membership is required to access all the content. 

http://www.advocacy.shrm.org/about?0&_ga=2.263951436.1939887273.1524149828-1720431896.1520440602  (Policy Action Center- Advocacy)

Workplace Safety

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 

Created by Congress, OSHA sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. 

Filing Complaints, Laws / Policy Guidance, Statute 

https://www.whistleblowers.gov/know_your_rights   (Know Your Rights)

Department of Labor (DOL) 

Three Department of Labor (DOL) agencies have responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the laws enacted to protect the safety and health of workers in America.

OSHA, MSHA and The Fair Labor Standards Act

https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/safety-health 

USA.GOV- Labor Laws And Issues

https://www.usa.gov/labor-laws#item-34977 (Laws and Issues)

https://www.dol.gov/whd/contacts/state_of.htm (Contact Your State Labor Office)

Wrongful Termination

USA.GOV- Labor Laws And Issues

https://www.usa.gov/labor-laws#item-34977 (Laws and Issues)

https://www.dol.gov/whd/contacts/state_of.htm (Contact Your State Labor Office)

ACLU - (American Civil Liberties Union)

The ACLU works tirelessly in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the Constitution’s promise of liberty for everyone in our country.

Legislative Briefing Kit includes:  Questions and answers, Current legal status, Uniform State Law Commissioners Model Bill and Legislative prospects.

https://www.aclu.org/other/legislative-briefing-kit-wrongful-discharge 

Workers Advocacy Group Enterprises (W.A.G.E.)

W.A.G.E. was created to provide Workers with a resource to learn their rights, and help determine if money is owed by a current or former employer.

Many Workers are not aware of the various federal and state laws that protect their
rights. Regardless of a agreement with an Employer, or what an Employer may have
told an Employee, these rights are protected by law and cannot be waived or signed
away.

http://workersadvocacy.com/wrongful-termination/

United States Dept. of Labor  (DOL)

DOL promotes, and develops the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improving working conditions; advancing opportunities for profitable employment; and assuring work-related benefits and rights.

https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/termination (Wrongful termination)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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