EEOC Publishes Small Business Fact Sheet

Politicians are fond of saying that small businesses are the job creators in the U.S. economy. That means these businesses will see their share of employment discrimination lawsuits. So the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has come out with a publication to help these businesses get up to speed on the various laws that apply to them

Turns out that unless you have fewer than 15 employees, you’re covered by one of these federal laws.

For example, private employers, state and local government employers, and educational institutions that employ 15 or more individuals are covered by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. If you have 20 or more employees, you’re covered by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

These laws also cover private and public employment agencies, labor organizations, and joint labor management committees controlling apprenticeship and training.

Here’s the link to Get The Facts Series: Small Business Information.


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