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Can you please explain some laws and/or regulations applicable to compensation for an organization?

What are the corrolations?

Please find current interpretations of the law and implications to an organization?

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Please see response attached. Worker's compensation is only one form of compensation and the laws and regulations change across state/province/country; (see California changes attached, and the implications for organizations and employers and employees who need to comply with the laws and regulations stated).

I hope this helps and take care.

COMMENT FROM STUDENT:
Can you explain more on how compensation laws are provided for in California? Or what web-site could I go to for this information?

REPLY FROM OTA:
Please see attachment "Response to Posting 56218.doc"

RESPONSE (Posting 56218.doc)

1. Can you please explain some laws and/or regulations applicable to compensation for an organization?

- Are you only talking about Worker's Compensation when a person gets hurt, or other compensations (i.e., wage compliance with minimum wage regulations, bonuses, vacation pay, long-term incentives, Health insurance, Life and/or disability insurance, Retirement plans, time off and flexible schedules, Miscellaneous compensation, etc.)? I will include them all, including Worker's compensation just in case.

- Many compensation packages are implemented by organizational regulations and policies (versus legal regulations and laws- Federal Laws; Labor laws and regulations).

However, the following four are regulated by law and compliance is expected (or brought before the courts)

a. Worker's Compensation: Under the law, there are legal responsibilities for federal organizations to their employees to provide injured workers compensation when/if hurt on the job. For example, if an employee is injured at work, or have a work-related illness, s/he may be entitled to injury compensation benefits provided under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA). Federal employees have certain rights and responsibilities in filing for these benefits (see http://www.doi.gov/workerscompensation/work_you.html).

Employees who work for private/state or local government, who are injured on the job while employed by private companies or state or local government should contact their state workers' compensation board. Click here for the list of state plans http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/owcp/wc.htm

b. Federal Minimum Wage: is ...

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This solution explains some laws and/or regulations applicable to compensation for an organization and current interpretations of the law and implications to an organization.

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