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1 Employment Law and Ethics Marketing Dynamics Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

2 Copyright Copyright © Texas Education Agency. The materials found on this website are copyrighted © and trademarked ™ as the property of the Texas Education Agency and may not be reproduced without the express written permission of the Texas Education Agency, except under the following conditions: 1) 1)Texas public school districts, charter schools, and Education Service Centers may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for the districts’ and schools’ educational use without obtaining permission from the Texas Education Agency; 2) 2)Residents of the state of Texas may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for individual personal use only without obtaining written permission of the Texas Education Agency; 3) 3)Any portion reproduced must be reproduced in its entirety and remain unedited, unaltered and unchanged in any way; 4) 4)No monetary charge can be made for the reproduced materials or any document containing them; however, a reasonable charge to cover only the cost of reproduction and distribution may be charged. Private entities or persons located in Texas that are not Texas public school districts or Texas charter schools or any entity, whether public or private, educational or non-educational, located outside the state of Texas MUST obtain written approval from the Texas Education Agency and will be required to enter into a license agreement that may involve the payment of a licensing fee or a royalty fee. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

3 Goals Explain the nature of business ethics Demonstrate responsible behavior, honesty, integrity, and ethical work habits Defend the nature of human resources regulations Explain the nature of workplace regulations such as occupational safely and health administration and statues such as the Americans with disability act Discuss employment relations Analyze alternative responses to workplace situations based on legal responsibilities and employer policies. Evaluate alternative responses to workplace situations based on personal or professional ethical responsibilities Identify personal and long-term workplace consequences of unethical or illegal behaviors Depict personal and long-term workplace consequences of unethical or illegal behaviors Investigate the most appropriate response to workplace situations based on legal and ethical considerations Explain the most appropriate response to workplace situations based on legal and ethical considerations Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

4 Terms OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration FMLA – Family Medical and Leave Act FMLA – Family Medical and Leave Act FLSA – Fair Labor and Standards Act FLSA – Fair Labor and Standards Act Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

5 Employment Law Constantly changing Constantly changing It is up to the businesses to: It is up to the businesses to: Know current law Know current law Abide by current law Abide by current law Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

6 Employment Law Fair Labor and Standards Act (FSLA) Fair Labor and Standards Act (FSLA) Requires employers to pay covered employees who are not exempt at least minimum wage. Requires employers to pay covered employees who are not exempt at least minimum wage. Requires employers to pay non exempt workers overtime pay of time and one half. Requires employers to pay non exempt workers overtime pay of time and one half. For non-agricultural operations, it restricts hours children can work under age 16 For non-agricultural operations, it restricts hours children can work under age 16 Forbids children under 18 to work at certain dangerous jobs. Forbids children under 18 to work at certain dangerous jobs. Agricultural jobs for children under 16 are forbidden during school hours. Agricultural jobs for children under 16 are forbidden during school hours. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

7 Employment Law Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Most private industry regulated by OSHA Most private industry regulated by OSHA OSHA requires employees to have a workplace free from recognized, serious hazards. OSHA requires employees to have a workplace free from recognized, serious hazards. Enforced through workplace inspections and investigations. Enforced through workplace inspections and investigations. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

8 Employment Law Who is covered under OSHA? Who is covered under OSHA? The OSH act covers all private sector employers in all 50 states, U.S. territories and their employees. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

9 Employment Law Fields covered by OSHA Manufacturing Construction Long shoring Shipbuilding Agriculture Law Medicine Charity, Disaster Relief, Labor Relations Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

10 Employment Law Who is not covered by OSHA Who is not covered by OSHA Self Employed Immediate members of farming families Employees regulated by other Federal or State agencies. Public employees in state or local government. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

11 Employment Law Workers Compensation Workers Compensation Workers comp pays for medical bills if injured in the workplace. Workers comp pays for medical bills if injured in the workplace. MUST report injury within 3 days. MUST report injury within 3 days. MUST be seen by an approved workers comp doctor. MUST be seen by an approved workers comp doctor. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

12 Employment Law Workers Compensation Workers Compensation Long shore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act Long shore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Federal Employees Compensation Act Federal Employees Compensation Act Black Lung Benefits Act Black Lung Benefits Act Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

13 Employment Law Employee Retirement Income Security act (ERISA) Employee Retirement Income Security act (ERISA) Regulates employers who offer pension or welfare benefit plans. Regulates employers who offer pension or welfare benefit plans. Imposes fiduciary, disclosure and reporting requirements. Imposes fiduciary, disclosure and reporting requirements. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

14 Employment Law Comprehensive Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) Comprehensive Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) Allows employees to purchase health care after leaving company. Allows employees to purchase health care after leaving company. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved

15 Employment Law Family and Medical Leave Act Family and Medical Leave Act Requires employers of 50 or more employees to give up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for Requires employers of 50 or more employees to give up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for Birth or adoptions of a child Birth or adoptions of a child Serious illness of a spouse, child or parent. Serious illness of a spouse, child or parent. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved


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