Employment Law Compliance Essay

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Employment Law Compliance Plan HRM/531 July 29, 2013 Facilitator: Jennifer McNeil


TO: Traci Goldman
FROM: Tonya Starks
DATE: 07/29/2013
Subject: Employment Laws

Regarding your request, I will formulate an employment law compliance plan for Mr. Bradley Stonefield. I understand that Mr. Stonefield is planning to open Landslide limousine service in Austin, Texas. Landslide limousine service will employ 25 employees within the first year.
This memo will examine employment laws as well as how these laws are applied. I will also explain the penalties of noncompliance for each employment law. Organizations
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The main objective of the ADEA is to prevent companies from singling out their older employees when going through layoffs or restructuring. Employers who are found guilty by the commission shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for not more than one year or by both.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963
The EPA requires employers to provide men and women with equal pay for equal work in the same organization. Employers may not pay unequal wages to men and women who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility within the same organization. In the event that an employer is found guilty will be subject to a fine of $10,000, or sentenced to imprisonment six months, or both.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)
The IRCA applies to employers in the United States, even if the employer only employs one employee. The IRCA applies to every fulltime part time, temporary or seasonal employees. The IRCA enforces the national immigration policy. While its provisions are complex, three basic features of the law are particularly relevant to employers (Cascio, 2013, p. 88):
1. Employers may not hire or continue to employ “unauthorized aliens” (i.e., those not legally authorized to work in this country).

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