Questions for Review
1. The Fair Labors Standards Act (FLSA) sets the minimum wage. The minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
2. Under the FLSA maintaining records that explain the basis of wage differentials paid to employees of opposite sex for equal pay. Displaying a poster informing employees of the provisions of the law. The State’s wage orders that also can affect pay periods, pay for call-in and waiting times, rest and meal periods, absences, meals, and lodging, uniforms, etc.
3. Tax on employees (set percent of their gross wages) and employers for the Federal Old-Age and Survivors’ Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund.
4. Tax levied on employers (FUTA) that is used to pay state and federal administrative expenses of the unemployment program. State unemployment taxes (SUTA) on employers imposed by all states. These taxes are used to pay unemployment benefits.
5. The act, as amended, forbids employers to discriminate in hiring, firing, promoting, compensating, or in any other condition of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. The EEOC prohibits unions from excluding or segregating their members on these bases, and employment agencies may not refer or refuse to refer applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.
6. The purpose of ADEA prohibits employers, employment agencies, and labor unions from discriminating on the basis of age in their employment practices.
7. A key exception is executives who are 65 or older and who have held high policy-making positions during the two-year period prior to retirement.
8. The Walsh-Haley Public Contracts Act (1965) laborers for contractors who furnish materials, supplies, articles, and equipment to any agency of the United States. The contract dollar minimum is $10,000.
9. OSHA (1970) any business involved in interstate commerce. The major provisions is sets specific occupational and