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United States of America


Basic labour law information

United States of America - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of the United States of America [consolidated version].

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) (29 U.S.C., Chapter 8).
     U.S.C. TITLE 29 - Labor.

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     U.S.C. TITLE 15 - Commerce and Trade.
     U.S.C. TITLE 9 - Arbitration.

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, 2000 (H.R. 3244)(22 U.S.C. 7103) .
     U.S.C. TITLE 18 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure.
     Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970 (RICO)

01.06) Economic and social policy
     Trade Act of 1974. Public Law 93-618 (H.R 10710).
     Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914
     Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Norris-LaGuardia Anti-Injunction Act of 1932
     National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. Chapter 7, Subchapter II).
     Labor Disputes; Mediation and Injunctive Relief (29 U.S.C., Chapter 5).
     Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, 1959 (29 U.S.C., Chapter 11, 401-531).
     Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-454 (S. 2640)) (5 U.S.C., 1701 et seq.).
     Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 (29 U.S.C., Chapter 7).

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (P.L. 114-22) (129 STAT.227-267) (18 U.S.C.).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     No Child Left Behind Act 2001 (107-110).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Women's Bureau (29 U.S.C., Chapter 2).
     Equal Rights Under The Law (42 U.S.C. 42, Chapter 21, Subchapter I, Sec. 1981).
     Age Discrimination Act of 1975
     Civil Rights Act of 1871 (42 U.S.C., Chapter 21).
     Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act. Public Law 105-230 (29 U.S.C., Chapter 27).
     Equal Employment Opportunities (42 U.S.C., Chapter 21, Subchapter VI).
     Civil Rights and Women's Equity in Employment Act 1991 (Public Law 102-166) [S. 1745] (42 U.S.C.).
     Equal Pay Act 1963 (EPA) (29 U.S.C., Chapter 8 sec. 206(d)).

07) Labour administration
     Department of Labor (29 U.S.C., Chapter 12).

07.02) Labour statistics
     Labor Statistics (29 U.S.C., Chapter 1).

08.01) Disabled workers
     Equal Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities (42 U.S.C., Chapter 126, secs. 12101-12213).
     Vocational Rehabilitation and Other Rehabilitation Services (29 U.S.C., Chapter 16).
     Helen Keller National Center for Youths and Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind, Pub. L. 98-221 (29 U.S.C., Chapter 21).
     Development Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-402).
     Act to Establish a Clear and Comprenhensive Prohibition of Discrimination on the Basis of Disability. Public Law 101-336 (S.933).

08.02) Older workers
     Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Public Law 90-202 [S. 830] (29 U.S.C., Chapter 14).
     Age Discrimination Act of 1975

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Career and Technical Education (20 U.S.C., Chapter 44, sec. 2301 et seq.).
     Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Public Law 105-220 [H.R. 1385] (29 U.S.C., Chapter 30).
     Workers Technology Skill Development. Pub. L. 103-382 (29 U.S.C., Chapter 29).
     Apprentice Labour (29 U.S.C., Chapter 4C).
     U.S.C. TITLE 20 - Education.

10) Employment security, termination of employment
     Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (WARN), Public Law 100-379 [S. 2527] (29 U.S.C., Chapter 23).

12.01) Labour contracts
     McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act
     Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act

12.02) Wages
     U.S.C. TITLE 37 - Pay And Allowances Of The Uniformed Services (Pub. L. 87649).
     Davis-Bacon Act of 1964

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), Public Law 103-3 [H.R. 1] [29 U.S.C., Chapter 28].
     Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act

14) Occupational safety and health
     United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act, 2003 (Public Law 108-25).
     Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Public Law 91-596 [S. 2193] (29 U.S.C., Chapter 15).

14.02) Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
     Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act of 1988. Public Law 100-424 (H. R. 1841).
     Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-164) (30 U.S.C., Chapter 22).

15) Social security (general standards)
     Social Security Protection Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-203).
     Social Security Act of 1935 (42 U.S.C., Chapter 7).
     U.S.C. TITLE 42 - Public Health and Welfare.

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988. Public Law 100-360 (H.R. 2470).
     Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191 [H.R. 3103]).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, Public Law 93-406 [H.R. 2] (29 U.S.C., Chapter 18).

15.05) Social assistance and services
     Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-193 [H.R. 3734]) [Welfare Reform Act].

17) Migrant workers
     Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. Chapter 12).
     Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Public Law 99-603 (S. 1200).
     Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act of 1983 (29 U.S.C., Chapter 20).
     U.S.C. TITLE 8 - Aliens and Nationality.

18) Seafarers
     U.S.C. TITLE 14 - Coast Guard.
     U.S.C. TITLE 46 - Shipping.

19) Fishers
     Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act of 1988. Public Law 100-424 (H. R. 1841).

21) Indigenous and tribal peoples
     U.S.C. TITLE 25 - Indians.

22.01) Agriculture workers
     Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act of 1983 (29 U.S.C., Chapter 20).
     U.S.C. TITLE 7 - Agriculture.

22.02) Mining and quarrying workers
     Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (Public Law 91-173 as amended by Public Law 95-164 of 1977).
     Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-164) (30 U.S.C., Chapter 22).
     U.S.C. TITLE 30 - Mineral Lands and Mining.

22.07) Transport and communication workers
     Railway Labor Act of 1926 (45 U.S.C., Chapter 8, 151-188).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     U.S.C. TITLE 10 - Armed Forces.
     U.S.C. TITLE 5 - Government Organization and Employees.
     Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-454 (S. 2640)) (5 U.S.C., 1701 et seq.).
     U.S.C. TITLE 37 - Pay And Allowances Of The Uniformed Services (Pub. L. 87649).
     U.S.C. TITLE 38 - Veterans' Benefits Act.
     Federal Employment Service (29 U.S.C., Chapter 4B).

23) International agreements
     U.S.C. TITLE 22 - Foreign Relations and Intercourse.

American Samoa - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Revised Constitution of American Samoa.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labor Code (A.S.C.A., Title 32).

18) Seafarers
     Harbors and Navigation [A.S.C.A. Title 20].

19) Fishers
     Harbors and Navigation [A.S.C.A. Title 20].

20) Dock workers
     Harbors and Navigation [A.S.C.A. Title 20].
  
 

  
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