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Which Federal Employment Laws Apply to My Company

Different federal employment laws have specific rules for covered employers, with an employer's size being a crucial factor in determining which laws apply. While some laws, like the Equal Pay Act (EPA), are applicable to all employers, others, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), have thresholds based on employee count. Additionally, certain laws, like COBRA, may have exclusions for specific types of employers like churches. Click here for article.

  • Federal employment laws vary in their applicability based on employer size, with some applying universally and others having thresholds tied to the number of employees.

  • Laws like the Equal Pay Act (EPA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) are mandatory for all employers regardless of size.

  • Laws such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and COBRA have specific employee count thresholds determining applicability.

  • Employers should also note that compliance requirements may differ at the state level, and additional considerations may exist for businesses contracting with the federal government or operating in specific industries.

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