Employment Compliance

Employment Law Compliance Plan
University of Phoenix HRM/531
Professor Danielle Lombard-Sims            
September 26, 2015    

Bradley Stonefield is looking at opening a limousine service in Austin Texas. Landslide Limousine will have twenty-five employees in their first year. It is important for our client to know all applicable employment laws and consequences of said laws, so that they can make sure to follow them.
Workers’ compensation provides employees with income and medical benefits if they have a work related injury. Since this is a state regulated, the laws will differ from state to state. Texas allows a private employer to decide where they want to carry this coverage. If the employer decides to opt-out , they must notify the Texas Department of Insurance. The company must report any illnesses or injuries that result in time lost for an employee. Failure to notify the Texas Department of Insurance can lead to administrative penalties.  
There are many laws the govern discrimination, both at the state and federal level. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that an employer cannot discriminate against employees or potential employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. A fine of $1,000 or more or the imprisonment of no less than one year can be imposed for violations. The 1967 Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) states it is illegal to discriminate against an individual based on their age with respect to any condition, term, or privilege of employment, including, promotion, hiring, job assignments, training, layoff, compensation, firing, and benefits. This act affects any company who employees 20 or more employees. Failure to follow this law can lead to a civil suit against the employer which can result in the company paying employees benefits and wages believed to be lost due to discrimination.
Another important discrimination law is The Equal Pay Act of 1963 which was created to ensure that employees...