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Worker Protections

You have rights. This site covers common workplace concerns and the federal labor laws that protect you.

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Labor laws establish standards for the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, family and medical leave, and youth employment.

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace, along with any necessary safety gear.

You are protected from discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Labor laws protect your right to join together with your coworkers to improve wages and working conditions.

Employers may not discriminate based on current or former military status and must sometimes extend hiring preferences.

You are protected by law against retaliation by your employer or others for exercising your rights related to pay, safety and health, equal opportunity, organizing and other workplace concerns.

Labor laws establish standards for the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, family and medical leave, and youth employment.

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace, along with any necessary safety gear.

You are protected from discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Labor laws protect your right to join together with your coworkers to improve wages and working conditions.

Employers may not discriminate based on current or former military status, and must sometimes extend hiring preferences.

Labor laws protect you from disciplinary action or other consequences when exercising your rights as a worker.

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