Following is some general information giving an overview of some of the legal issues relating to your employment rights as a family caregiver.
Your employment rights as a family caregiver are matters of both U.S. federal law and state laws which may vary state to state. Consult competent employment law counsel practicing in the state(s) where you are employed.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was first published on HelpingYouCare™ on September 5, 2011. It remains relevant this Labor Day, and with some added links, we re-print it below: Recent reports have found that low-wage employees, in particular, are . . . → Read More: Labor Day News for Caregivers: Know Your Workplace Rights
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Standards Administration, Wage and Hour Division. The website of the DOL, which administers the U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act, provides . . . → Read More: Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended
EEOC Issues Guidance on Unlawful Discrimination Against “Caregivers” Under Title VII and the ADA, By Katherine Brewer, from Martindale.com. Discusses enforcement guidance issued by the EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) on May 24, 2007 for its employees on . . . → Read More: EEOC Issues Guidance on Unlawful Discrimination Against “Caregivers” Under Title VII and the ADA
Caregiving Responsibilities: Focus on Workplace Rights and Obligations: Enforcement Guidance; Unlawful Disparate Treatment Of Workers With Caregiving Responsibilities, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Lengthy document by the EEOC, explaining rights of workers with caregiving responsibilities under current law . . . → Read More: Caregiving Responsibilities: Focus on Workplace Rights and Obligations
Working; Don’t assume caregivers can’t, By L.M. Sixel, Houston Chronicle, September 11, 2008. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidelines that make it very clear that bosses must treat all employees equally, no matter family duties. Employers can’t make . . . → Read More: Working; Don’t assume caregivers can’t
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