Compensation paid to workers and their families when workers are injured in connection with their jobs
WORKERSCOMPENSATION
An injury to an employee that arises out of and in the course of employment
EMPLOYMENTRELATEDINJURY
A federal act enacted in 1970 that promotes safety in the workplace
OCCUPATIONALSAFETYANDHEALTH
A federal administrative agency that is empowered to enforce the Occupational Safety and Health Act (abrv.)
OSHA
OSHA standards that set safety rules for specific equipment, procedures, types of work, unique work conditions, and so on
SPECIFICDUTYSTANDARDS
An OSHA standard that requires an employer to provide a work environment free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees
GENERALDUTYSTANDARD
A federal act enacted in 1938 to protect workers. It prohibits child labor and spells out minimum wage and overtime pay requirements
FAIRLABORSTANDARDS
Laws restricting the use of children in the work place
CHILDLABOR
A federal law that sets the lowest pay requirements
MINIMUMWAGE
State wage requirements
LIVINGWAGELAW
One-and-a-half times regular pay for hours worked above 40 per week
OVERTIMEPAY
Executive, administrative, learned professional, highly compensated, computer, outside sales
OVERTIMEEXMPTIONS
A federal act that guarantees workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period to attend to family and medical emergencies and other specified situations
FAMILYMEDICALLEAVE
A federal act that allows employees and beneficiaries to keep group health insurance after employment has ended (abrv.)
COBRA
occurs when an employee has a nonforfeitable right to receive pension benefits
VESTING