Assignment 4 US Dept of Labor Case Study A
Assignment 4 US Dept of Labor Case Study A
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United States Department of Labor Case Study Assignment 4 United States Department of Labor Case Study Aprile R Lester Dr Valencia Westray Total Rewards March 2 213 United States Department of Labor Case Study Abstract United States Department of Labor DOL was created in 1913 and is a regulatory agency that administers and enforces several federal laws to include Equal Pay Act of 1963 Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 FLSA Employee Retirement Income Security Act ERISA and Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 FLMA Ruddy 2007 p 643 and while these laws are being enforced it also promotes protects workers rights In this case study we will examine features of the DOL website and how each feature can be used to monitor employee benefit rights review how employers verify employee benefits are in compliance with federal laws how employees would use this information to ensure their benefits rights are protected and create an outline of the website that would orient others usefulness for regulatory compliance The Department of Labors mission is to foster promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners job seekers and retirees of the United States improve working conditions gain advance opportunities for profitable employment and assure workrelated benefits and rights are in compliance This information is accessible through several major features of their website and its enormous content can be searched by topic audience and location For wage earners job seekers retirees etc one is able to specifically find important information concerning wages unemployment insurance Health plans amp Benefits to include the continuation of Health Coverage just to name a few Search by audience which can include searches by certain groups ie educators employers researchers community organizations job seekersunemployed and people with disabilities women and veterans However more importantly it gives specific information concerning disability resources any dispute resolution and legal decisions financial reports educational resources grants and contract information job amp training resources United States Department of Labor Case Study research tools for historical information and specific publications and more importantly content can be retrieved just by entering in your zip codelocation ultimately it s your own personal guide to local and regional department of labor programs and services By Dol enforcing hundreds of federal laws and regulations for millions of workers and employers one can also monitor the compliance of their benefits with the current laws The website provides sub topics such as continuation of health coverage COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act which gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits ideally when there has been an involuntary job loss reduction in hours transition between job deathdivorce and other worklife events Also the website offers FAQs frequently asked questions to booklets information pertaining to filing a claim for unemployment insurance benefits retirement benefits to workplace safety This wealth of information provided on this website is more than just beneficial to a business but more so important to a workeremployee in keeping up with any changes or updates to their employee benefitsie wages u and can easily obtain any information by signing up to receive their newsletter receive updates via email and offer feedback For an employer to verify that their benefits comply with all federal laws is to be sure they 1 reference the law and regulation tab on the DOL website where one can view detailed information applicable to businesses contractors grantees and along with this information searching through various employment law ie general statutes and regulations will also be helpful It would always be beneficial for a businessemployer to extensive research on wages and hours work place safety which often times is needed in to be sure a company is free from serious hazards in the workplace and administered by OSHA Occupational Safety and Health United States Department of Labor Case Study Act so an employer knows how to govern them accordingly Any employer must be aware that compliance is important to protect America s workforce and to do so they should also 2 reference Employment Law Guide this summary of laws are applicable to the employer and employee and should be practiced and be available as a hands on reference material when developing specific policies Also learning statutes that ensure non discrimination in employment and regulations involving employeremployee conduct are being followed 3 The assistance from the Advisor tool linked to elaws allows interactive chats that provides a simple understanding of federal employment laws These advisors are asked specific but detailed questions or given scenarios and then advisor provides applicable answers from the employment laws and regulations that apply Again it s a tool that both employees and employers can benefit from Work and life don t always balance situations can occur circumstances may arise and ultimately it can turn ones life upside down and your journey of life can change and that is where compliance of FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act can come into play to protect employees to take care of an immediate family member spouse child or parent or for the birth or care of a newborn or to take medical leave when an employee is unable to work because of a serious illness Often times I speak with many former employees of organizations who have terminated their employees while they were on FMLA and are filing for unemployment benefits In some cases they are awarded benefits especially if they presently able and available for work but their time frame for leave expired which caused their separation from employment It is quite a sticky situation that happens too often and I believe if employees as well as employers remain up to date laws and regulations thus every employee must be aware of their benefit rights and be sure United States Department of Labor Case Study they are properly protected This information can be found under the workers tab Find it By Audience Workers because DOL is committed to ensuring all workers employers job seekers and retirees fall in compliance to federal employment laws The old adage Knowledge is Power is very significant to this website and its introduction to a first time user may be somewhat intimidating as it is full of pertinent information however the various methods to search will attract the user as searching can be through various methods such as Topic AudienceGroup and Location AZ search FAQ s and site map VisitorsUsers of the website can easily registersubscribe to receive updates by email and also sign up to receive the DOL newsletter Information is retrieved from the headings and subheadings on the left side of the site andor the option to use their search engine at the top of the dol site Learning your rights knowing your rights is pertinent to protecting your rights United States Department of Labor Case Study References
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