Employee Safety Essay

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Individual Assignment: Employee Safety, Health, and Welfare Law Paper Prepare a 1,050-to 1,750-word paper in which you explain the application and implication of the following laws for your employer. Analyze the following employee safety, health, and welfare laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970 Format your paper according to APA standards. {text:list-item} What are employers' responsibilities under the law? What protections does the law provide for employees? Please post your response to the Assignments Newsgroup on Monday, Day 7 of Week 5, as one (1) Microsoft Word document. Name your document as follows:…show more content…
297). FMLA applies to Colortyme because the staff total is 60, but all are not within 75 miles. For Colortyme employees to receive FMLA the law states employment with Colortyme for a year. “The employee must work for a “year and for at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months preceding the time off. They must give the employer at least 30 days’ notice when practical (such as for a birth)” (Bennett-Alexander & Hartman, 2007, p. 297). Colortyme requires some sort of medical documentation if you spend at least two nights in a hospital. The Department of Labor set regulations and requires one day stay in a hospital. If an employee request time off, the employer requires a vacation request form filled out. The manager and supervisor must sign off on the form. Before the unpaid leave kicks into action. The employee is required to use any vacation time first. Colortyme will allow up to 15 weeks unpaid time off for couples, and will allow 18 weeks off for singles. If one has a death in your immediate family, one day including pay is allowed. Colortyme will allow two more days using Paid Time Off or personal leave. No written documentation is needed only notification to super--visor. Another responsibility in the FMLA is the employer must maintain health insurance for the employee. The health insurance was provided to the employee
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