Employment Laws Compliance Plan

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Texas Payday Law: protects employees who feel that they have not been paid all wages earned. All business entities except for public employers regardless of size are covered by the Texas Payday Law. Employees who feel that earn wages was not fully paid can file a complaint no later than 180 days after the date the claimed wages originally became due for payment to the Texas Workforce Commission. If the commission finds in favor of the employee the employer can face a fine of up to $1,000 in damage. If the commission finds that the employee acted in bad faith the employee can pay that same fine of up to $1,000. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967: protects certain applicants and employees 40 years of age and older from discrimination on the basis of age in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, or terms, conditions or privileges of employment. Employers who are found guilty by the commission shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for not more than one year or by both. The Equal Pay Act of 1963: requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment. Employers may not pay unequal wages to men and women who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility and that are performed under similar working conditions within the same establishment. Employers that are found guilty shall upon conviction thereof be subject to a fine of not more than $10,000, or to imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): prohibits employers of 15 or more workers, employment agencies, and labor organizations of 15 or more workers from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. If the investigation reveals a violation the employer agreement may include a job offer, back pay, reinstatement, promotion or reasonable accommodation. Texas Minimum Wage Act: employers to provide each employee with a written earnings...
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