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Employment is an agreement between
the employer and the employee in a business.
The employee provides labor or expertise to the
business in return for
wages or for other forms of payment such as food or
Jobs can also be
offered by individuals or other entities in need of
labor or expertise from others.
The typical contract for
employment in the
U.S. is an "at-will" contract that may be terminated
at any time by either the
or employee for any reason.
Employees have certain employment labor rights
(also known as Equal Opportunity Laws) granted to
them as laborers. Violations of these rights
in the workplace often result in a lawyer filing
litigation against the employer on behalf of the
employee often seeking reinstatement to their former
position or a comparable job. Also, lost wages
are usually included as part of the compensation
requested by the employee.
Employees also have been given
specific rights by
law from the states
and the federal government with regard to their
employment. These laws form the basis for
employee rights in the U.S. Such laws provide
employees with the right to a minimum wage, the
right to safe working conditions, the right to
protection from racial discrimination and other specific rights.
The federal laws providing
employee rights can be found primarily in the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the
Medical Leave Act of 1993. Under these laws
employees are provided with protection from certain
forms of discrimination and are provided with
minimum wage and overtime pay rights. There
are many local and state statutes providing
employees with additional rights and protections.
Employee rights laws are enforced
in the U.S. by the appropriate state and federal
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