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Personnel Issues

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT

The at-will employment doctrine governs the employment relationship for workers not covered by an employment contract or collective bargaining agreement. It has been adopted in every state except Montana. This article from the Monthly Labor Review summarizes the doctrine and lists state exceptions.

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EMPLOYEE MISCLASSIFICATION

Employee misclassification is the practice of labeling workers as independent contractors, rather than employees. It causes states to lose millions of dollars in unpaid taxes, results in unfair competition for businesses that play by the rules, and leaves workers unprotected by labor laws.

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CHILD LABOR LAWS

teenagersState and federal laws on child labor seek to protect minors by prohibiting work in dangerous occupations, limiting their work hours, and ensuring their attendance at school.

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FLSA

hand-shakeThe Federal Fair Labor Standards Act sets standards for wages and overtime. It exempts administrative and professional employees, and some types of workers, such as agricultural and domestic workers.

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OVERVIEW | PERSONNEL ISSUES

Personnel issues cover a wide range of issues, including minium wage, tip credits, equal pay, child labor, collective bargaining, right-to-work, workers compensation, employee misclassification, flexible work schedules and various types of discrimination against workers or applicants. NCSL has resources on these issues and links to state and federal resources.

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