Grand Island, FL—Owning a business with employees has its perks and challenges. While employees help reduce a business owner’s workload, there is a substantial amount of responsibility left on their shoulders when they have individuals performing tasks in their workplace.
Business owners aren’t only expected to provide employees with a safe place to work in that provides equal opportunities to everyone, the law requires that they do. And if a business owner with employees violates a labor law, they could face some serious repercussions. To help a business owner avoid employee-initiated litigation (i.e. lawsuits), business owners should become more familiarized with these laws1:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal for a business owner or someone hired to run a business to discriminate against a person based on their “race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.” If an employee is discriminated against by a business owner, manager, or supervisor, the company could be sued, which not only puts its profits at risk, but also its reputation.
- The Equal Pay Act (EPA) of 1963
The EPA says that business owners are prohibited from engaging in “sex-based wage discrimination between men and women who perform equal work in the same workplace.”
- Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
This law makes it illegal for a business owner to discriminate against an individual because of their disability even though they are qualified for the job.
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits business owners from discriminating against individuals if they are pregnant or dealing with a “medical condition that is related to pregnancy or childbirth.”
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
The ADEA provides protection to employees who are age 40 and older from being discriminated against in the workplace. For example, a business owner could not turn an applicant away or fire an employee using their age as their sole basis for doing so.
To ensure a business with employees is in compliance with all state and federal labor laws, business owners are encouraged to consult with a Grand Island, FL business law attorney. The business lawyers at Legal Counsel P.A. will take the time to thoroughly review how a business operates to ensure the owner is following all the rules in which they are required to comply with.
To connect with a business law attorney in Grand Island, FL, or a neighboring city, call Legal Counsel P.A at 407-395-2653.
Legal Counsel P.A. is located at:
189 S. Orange Avenue, Ste. 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Email: [email protected]
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