Essentials of Business Law Chapter 32

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Essentials of Business Law Chapter 32
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  1. Worker's compensation
    A type of insurance that allows employees to recover damages for work-related injuries and illnesses without having to prove negligence on the part of the employer.
  2. Exclusive remedy
    A doctrine that states that an employee who sustains a work-related injury or illness can recover damages only through workers’ compensation and may not file a lawsuit against his or her employer.
  3. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
    A federal statute designed to promote safety and health in the workplace.
  4. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    The federal agency that administers the many provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
  5. Ergonomics
    A developing science that deals with designing workplaces to promote safety and health.
  6. Affirmative action plans
    Detailed records that demonstrate that an employer’s practices are nondiscriminatory.
  7. Civil Rights Act of 1964
    A federal statute designed to protect individuals from illegal discrimination.
  8. Title VII
    The portion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that deals with discrimination in employment.
  9. Equal Emplyment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    A federal agency responsible for administering laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.
  10. Equal Pay Act of 1963
    A statute that prohibits any employer from engaging in wage discrimination based on sex.
  11. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
    A federal statute designed to protect individuals from illegal discrimination in employment on the basis of age.
  12. Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
    A federal statute designed to protect individuals from illegal discrimination in employment on the basis of pregnancy.
  13. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
    A federal statute designed to protect individuals from illegal discrimination in employment on the basis of disability.
  14. Civil Rights Act of 1991
    A federal statute that provides additional remedies to an employee who can prove that he or she was a victim of discrimination.
  15. Sexual harassment
    Unwelcome sexual attention, whether verbal or physical, that affects an employee’s job condition or creates a hostile working environment.
  16. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
    A federal agency responsible for administering laws relating to labor unions.
  17. Collective bargaining ageement
    A contract between a union and an employer that covers all terms and conditions of employment.
  18. Wildcat strike
    A strike without the union's consent.
  19. Slowdown
    An action wherein employees report to work but intentionally decrease their productivity.
  20. Lockout
    An action by which an employer does not allow employees to return to work in the event a collective bargaining agreement is not reached.
  21. Family Medical Leave Act of 1993
    A federal statute that provides eligible employees with the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for personal medical reasons or to care for a child, spouse, or parent.
  22. Unemployment insurance
    Unemployment insurance provides financial stability, in the form of unemployment compensation, to eligible employees who lose their jobs.

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