Employment law is a large umbrella term, governing the legal areas of the employee/employer relationship. Violation of the employment law can create tensions and predicaments on the workplace and the productivity and over all well being of either side is affected. Employment laws should be stated clearly and every employee, as well as the employer, need to stay informed about the most current regulations. Whenever an employment law is violated, somebody's rights haven been infringed.
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Lawsuits on the rise
According to the United States Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics job bias lawsuits filed in U.S. District Courts soared from 6,936 in 1990 to 21,540 in 1998 and they are still in the rise. Usually employee handbooks and manuals are a reliable source of a company's procedures and policies while they refer to the employment relationship, the employee rights, complaint procedures, standards of conduct and resignation/termination policies.
Employment law consists of numerous federal and state statutes, regulations and judicial decisions in order to maximize the efficiency of the employment relationship between companies or employers and individual employees.
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The employer has the right to prohibit outside employment.
Many employees now-a-days work additional jobs outside their nine to five employment. Whether that be a night job as a bartender or a computer consulting firm, a lot of people work many additional hours in order to supplement their income. However, various people are not aware that an employer has the right to prohibit outside employment, especially if the employee's performance is affected due to a lack of sleep or time constraints. Other reasons for employers to prohibit outside employment may include conflicting business interests or overtime availability.