Equal Employment Opportunities 

Unit 1

Equal Employment Opportunities

 

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

All employees need to work with the human resources (HR) department to ensure a fair, safe, and legal workplace. In this discussion, you will explore the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The Family Medical Leave Act provides time o for employees so they can deal with a serious medical condition of their own or one of a family member.  Employees in companies that have at least 50 employees are generally eligible for FMLA. Please review the Employee’s Guide to FMLA from the US Department of Labor and discuss the following:

  • What is the process of requesting FMLA leave?
  • What are some examples of how FMLA provides employees with job protection during their FMLA leave?
  • What are some of the responsibilities that employees have during their FMLA leave?

Unit 1 DB

Equal Employment Opportunities

Recently, several workers have approached you with questions regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).   In order to address these questions, you have decided to prepare a presentation that clarifies how each of the acts applies to the organization.  For this assignment, you will create a PowerPoint presentation of at least 10 slides with at least 200 words of speaker notes per slide.  You should also research and utilize at least 2 academic sources in your presentation.

  • For each of the following acts, provide a summary of the act, a real word example of how the act was violated, the role of the EEOC in and what the organization can do to ensure compliance with the act.
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
    • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

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