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Roles of State and Federal governments in employment regulation

Prepare a 400-700-word 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 the employer.


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The state and the Federal governments have played an important role in the regulation of employment in the country.
The federal government has promulgated a number of laws for regaling wages, working conditions and benefits. For instance the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 sets up the minimum wage and overtime rights for private sector workers, The Occupational Safety and Health Act creates improved and safe working conditions for employees, the Family and Medical Leave Act requires the employers to give workers twelve weeks unpaid medical leave and Employment Retirement Income Security Act sets standards for financing and executing health care plans and pension plans for their employees. The federal government plays an important role in implementing and enforcing these regulations.

The Federal Government has set up several laws that relate to the regulation of unions and allows workers to joint the unions. The National Labor Relations Act allows the workers the choice of joining a union. The government established the National Labor ...