Federal Labor Laws By Number of Employees

lawsEmployers must comply with the various federal labor laws. Which law generally depends on the organization’s employee population. I have listed below the most common federal labor laws. Employers are also required to comply with their respective state labor laws (not listed here).

1-14 Employees

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (for employment agencies and labor organizations). See 15-19 for other employers.
  • Consumer Credit Protection Act of 1968
• Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974 (if company offers benefits)
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1969
  • Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
  • Federal Insurance Contributions Act of 1935 (FICA) (Social Security)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 (if company offers benefits)
  • Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act of 2010 (HIRE)
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007
  • National Labor Relations Act of 1947
  • Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act of 1996
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
• Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures of 1978
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994

11-14, add

  • OSHA Recordkeeping (maintain record of job related injuries and illnesses)

15-19, add

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008

20-49, add

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • Consolidated Omnibus Benefits Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1986

50 or more, add

  • Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
  • EEO-1 Report filed annually w/EEOC if organization is a federal contractor
  • Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 (for employers who offer mental health benefits)
  • Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (for employers who offer mental health benefits)
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (for employers who offer health care benefits)

100 or more, add

  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988
  • EEO-1 Report filed annually w/EEOC if organization is not a federal contractor

Federal Contractors, add

  • Executive Order 11246 of 1965
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988
  • Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974
  • Davis Bacon Act of 1931
  • Copeland Act of 1934
  • Walsh-Healy Act of 1936
  •  Service Contract Act (1965)
  • Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA)

If you have questions about the laws or how you must comply, feel free to contact me at Dacri & Associates for assistance.

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