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Role of State and Federal Government Employment Regulations

A. Prepare an analysis of the roles of State and Federal governments in employment regulation. Include an analysis of important legislation regarding employment regulation and how this legislation affects your employer.

B. Prepare an analysis of the roles of State and Federal governments in environmental regulation. Include an analysis of important legislation regarding environmental regulation and how this legislation affects your employer.

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A. One of the main roles of government is to protect the rights of the citizens. In a capitalistic society, one of the major roles of government is to provide for fair labor practices that will enhance the employer-employee relationship, provide a safe work environment, and promote free trade. Consequently, State and Federal laws are set up in an attempt to regulate employment. Important legislation that is designed at regulating employment is the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

1. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) presides over public and private employment agencies, public and private employers, and labor organizations. The purpose of the EEOC is to prevent and address employment practices that promote employer discrimination and violate individuals and employees' rights through various Acts such as:
a. The Civil Rights Act- prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.
b. Pregnancy Discrimination Act-requires employers make special accommodations for pregnant women and pregnancy related medical conditions, including work conditions and health benefits.
c. Rehabilitation Act of 1973-prohibits discrimination against individuals based on disability.
d. Equal Pay Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act-prohibits employers from appropriating wages based on sex while both men and women perform the same work.
e. Age ...

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