FAQs

  1. What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)? And who does it protect?
  2. What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)? And who does it protect?
  3. What is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? And who does it protect?
  4. What is the purpose of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX)?
  5. What is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)? And who does it protect?

  1. What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)? And who does it protect?

    The ADEA is a federal law that protects individuals 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination and retaliation based on age. The statute only applies to employers that have 20 or more employees, and it does not apply to independent contractors.

  2. What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)? And who does it protect?

    The ADA is a federal law that prohibits retaliation and/or interference with employment on the basis of a disability. The statute only applies to employers that have 15 or more employees, and it does not apply to independent contractors.

  3. What is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? And who does it protect?

    The FLSA is a federal law that provides minimum wage and overtime requirements for private, state, and federal government employees. The statute applies when one of the following requirements are met: (1) employers employ 2 or more employees and earn $500,000 annually, or (2) the employee engages in "interstate commerce." Independent contracts are not protected by this statute.

  4. What is the purpose of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX)?

    SOX is a federal law that prohibits public companies that are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from retaliating against employees who take part in investigations regarding violations of certain white collar criminal laws, SEC rules or regulations, or federal laws regarding shareholder fraud.

  5. What is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)? And who does it protect?

    Title VII is a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation with regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, religious accommodation, and national origin. The statute only applies to employers that have 15 or more employees, and it does not apply to independent contractors.