Labor & Employment Law

Labor and Employment Law is a broad field peppered with many landmines for businesses.

Ensuring that your business is in compliance with applicable law can avoid hefty fines and other consequences such as litigation, no matter how small your business or how long your doors have been open. Some of the laws that may be applicable to your business are:

  1. Fair Labor Standards Act
  2. Consumer Credit Protection Act
  3. ERISA
  4. Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act
  5. Fair Labor Standards Act – Child Labor Provisions
  6. Americans with Disabilities Act
  7. Fair Labor Standards Act – Section 14(c) Workers with Disabilities
  8. Occupational Safety and Health Act
  9. Mine Safety and Health Act
  10. Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act
  11. Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  12. Black Lung Benefits Act
  13. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
  14. Defense Base Act
  15. Family and Medical Leave Act
  16. Employee Polygraph Protection Act
  17. Occupational Safety and Health Act
  18. Surface Transportation Assistance Act
  19. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  20. Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act
  21. Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
  22. Immigration and Nationality Act
  23. Walsh-Healy Public Contracts Act
  24. McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act
  25. Davis-Bacon and Related Acts
  26. Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act
  27. Copeland “Anti-Kickback” Act
  28. Executive Order 11246 – Supply and Service
  29. Executive Order 11246 – Construction Contracts
  30. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  31. The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

There are also several Alabama-specific laws of which an employer should be aware, both codified in the statutes and made by the courts.

Alabama has its own Age Discrimination Act, as well as a very unique Anti-blacklisting statute, and a Clean Indoor Air Act. Torts that are applicable only to employers, such as negligent hiring, training, or supervision, as well as the torts of outrage or invasion of privacy are often litigated in Alabama, and can be avoided with the right knowledge, training, and planning.

Call Montgomery employment attorney Amanda B. Cook for a free consultation about your compliance issues, (334) 356-7879, or fill out the form below.

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