The rights and duties between employer and worker are governed by employment law. Rules that were created and designed to keep workers safe and ensure fair treatment. In the early 20th century, outcry against oppressive treatment in the industrial revolution was the reason employment laws were created. These laws were to protect workers if injured, establishing a minimum wage, creating a standard work week, making child labor laws illegal.
The 1960’s and 1970’s saw more changes with labor laws. Congress prohibited discrimination and unsafe work conditions. All employment laws that have been passed are for the wellbeing of both employer and workers. Landslide Limousines owner, Bradley Stonefield must abide by all employment laws as if he were are large corporation.
• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
• Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act
• Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
• Texas Labor Code Anti-Discrimination Provisions
• The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
• Texas Minimum Wage Law
Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964 was designed for non-discrimination in hiring processes. Hiring cannot be based on race, religion, sex, nor national origin. Your goal of hiring 25 people in the first year, you must comply with this employment law. Non-compliance can result in employees filing a lawsuit if he/she feels they have been discriminated against. Full understanding of this will make sure that you ask appropriate questions during the interview process; inappropriate questions to ask would be marital status, birthplace and anything related to religion.