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What are some employment laws that impact the workplace?

What are some employment laws that you are aware of that impact the workplace? Choose two laws and elaborate on your relevant insights (from the Internet search, as well as from your personal experience, if applicable). Be sure to use citations as appropriate in the body of your post, and include the full reference listing(s) at the end of your post.

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What are you aware's my guess but add your own:

minimum wage
unemployment insurance
payroll withholding
social security
workplace safety
can't ask about race, religion, ethnic group, gender, age, children and so forth during interviews
can't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic group, gender, age

Here are two that I have personal experience with: hiring minors and the minimum wage.

The minimum wage, a feature of the fair labor standards act ...

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