Employees: What are Your Rights?

Are you an employee who is tired of not being paid?

If so, there are a few things that you need to know about your rights as one.

1) You have the right to be paid for all hours worked. 

This means that if you are working overtime, or extra shifts without getting paid for it, then your employer is violating the law and could owe you up to $10,000 in unpaid wages!

2) You also have the right to take time off work for personal needs.

Sick days may seem like something that only happens when someone has been sick but this isn’t true! Employees are entitled to leave from work anytime they want without fear of retaliation from their employer.

3) Finally, employees have the right to a safe workplace. 

This includes the right to not be exposed to any hazardous chemicals or substances, as well as protection from violence such that they are able to voice their opinions at work without fear of retaliation and harassment in general.

In order to ensure that your rights are being upheld, you should check out this article about how employees’ labor laws have changed with the passing of NLRA (National Labor Relations Act). Here

  • The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is the law that protects workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively.
  • It also prevents employers from discriminating against employees who have organized, or are trying to organize a union.

One way in which this change has occurred is through an updated definition of what constitutes “protected concerted activity.” This now includes any discussion between two or more people about joining together for things like negotiating wages, discussing work conditions, providing information related to their employment status such as talking with coworkers about whether they can afford health care on their own etc.

Another area where there’s been significant changes made by NLRA since it was passed in 1935, is the expansion of union related behavior that employers are prohibited from engaging in. 

A couple examples include refraining from surveying employees to find out if they’re interested in joining a union and also preventing them from making remarks about unions or having discussions with their workers around them signing cards regarding card check membership.

The bottom line is that you have the right to work in a safe environment, without harassment or discrimination. If your employer does not provide such an environment for you and others, it may be time to speak up about what’s going on so they can make changes. You also are entitled to workers compensation if injured at work as well as other employment related rights which should never be taken advantage of by employers who would rather save money than protect their employees’ safety.

Your employer must follow certain laws designed to keep people from being harmed in the workplace. So before things get worse, take action now! It’s your responsibility as a worker  and even more so when there are children involved but it doesn’t mean you’re powerless.