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ADA–AMERICANS with DISABILITIES ACT
The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. The ADA applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
ADEA-AGE DISCRIMINATION in EMPLOYMENT ACT
The ADEA prohibits age discrimination in employment regarding employees age 40 and over. The ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees, including state and local governments.
Title VII-EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION / HARASSMENT
Title VII prohibits employment discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, race / color, sex, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, pregnancy, genetic information, and retaliation. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
THE TEXAS COMMISSION on HUMAN RIGHTS ACT (TCHRA)
TCHRA prohibits employment discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin, and age. TCHRA also prohibits retaliation.
FLSA-FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT
The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.
FMLA-FAMILY and MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. The FMLA also includes certain military family leave provisions. The FMLA applies to employers with 50 or more employees.
GINA–GENETIC INFORMATION NONDISCRIMINATION ACT
Title I of GINA prohibits genetic information discrimination in employment against employees or applicants because of genetic information. Title II of GINA prohibits use of genetic information in making employment decisions; restricts employers and other covered entities from requesting, requiring, or purchasing genetic information and strictly limits disclosure of genetic information.
PDA-PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION ACT (Amended Title VII)
The PDA amended Title VII to make it illegal to discriminate against a woman because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. The law also makes it illegal to retaliate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit
STATE and FEDERAL WAGE & HOUR LAWS
Federal Laws – See Department of Labor – Wage & Hour Division, Fair Labor Standards Act - Exempt, Non-Exempt classifications and Overtime provisions.
Texas Laws – See Texas Workforce Commission – Child Labor Laws, Minimum Wage Law and Texas Payday Law