Flashcards in Chapter 31 Deck (10):
Compensation paid to workers and their families when workers are injured in connection with their jobs.
Occupational Safety and Health Act
A federal act enacted in 1970 that promotes safety in the workplace.
Specific Duty Standard
An OSHA standard that addresses a safety problem of a specific duty nature (e.g. requirement for a safety guard on a particular type of equipment)
A duty that an emplyer has to provide a work environment free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees.
Fair labor Standards Act (FLSA)
A federal act enacted in 1938 to protect workers. It prohibits child labor and spells out minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
A federal law that permits employees and their beneficiaries to continue their group health insurance after an employee's employment has ended.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
A federal act that guarantees workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period to attend to family and medical emergencies and other specified situations.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
A federal act designed to prevent fraud and other abuses associated with private pension funds.
Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA)
A federal act that requires employers to pay unemployment taxes; unemployment compensation is paid to workers who are temporarily unemployed.