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Federal Laws

Federal law is an important resource for human resources professionals, managers, and employees.  This is an important starting point for understanding, developing, and implementing human resources policies.  Compliance with federal statutes will help prevent discrimination, protect employer and employee rights, and establish a successful work environment.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides basic protections for full-time and part-time employees.

Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides leave for family and medical reasons.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

This act protects service members’ reemployment rights following uniformed service.

Employment Eligibility Verification

Links to federal immigration laws and materials, which require employers to hire only those who may legally work in the United States.

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) reforms healthcare requirements for consumers, employers, and insurance providers.