Employment Law Compliance

TO: Traci Goldeman, Manager, Atwood and Allen Consulting

FROM:   Yvette Calderon, Market Research Assistant

DATE: February 17, 2014

SUBJECT: Employment Law Compliance Plan
The task to which I am assigned is to make the employment law compliance plan for Lonnie Pete. He is opening a limousine service in Austin, Texas. In the first year of the business, the number of employees the company is planning to have is 25. Employment law compliance plan would help the organization to avoid any unlawful activates.  
Employment laws are very much important for all type of business. The employment laws dictate and guide the employers about how they can treat their employees. Both state and federal employment law make sure that the rights of the employees remain protected. Following are the some national employment laws as well as specific Texas laws that the organization must follow:
  * The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  * The Civil Right Act of 1964
  * The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
  * Occupational Safety and Health Act
  * The Texas Labor Code Anti-Discrimination Provisions
  * The Texas Minimum Wage Law
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
The 1967Age Discrimination in Employment Act(ADEA) protects the rights of individuals who are 40 year old or above from employment discrimination based on age. This particular act covers employees as well as those that may be applying for employment. According to this act, it is illegal to discriminate an individual because of his or her age with respect to any condition, term, or privilege of employment, including, promotion, hiring, job assignments, training, layoff, compensation, firing, and benefits.
The ADEA are applied to the company whose workforce is 20 or above. As Mr. Pete is planning to have 25 employees so ADEA will be applied to the company. The ADEA covers just about every aspect of business concerning the employee and his or her rights in regard to age....