Federal laws and state regulations dictate the hours of work and the nature of the work performed by an employee. These laws also cover the physical or social conditions employers should provide for their employees in the workplace. In general, businesses that are involved in interstate commerce are subject to federal laws. All organizations are expected to abide by such laws and regulations in their dealings with employees learning and development, as well as ensuring the compliance of employees to such regulations in the course of employment and discharge of duty.
Employers must consider the various federal laws and regulations in the workplace not only when designing workspace but also in offering employees career advancement and professional development opportunities.
In this section, we will consider some of the applicable Federal Laws and Regulations that relate to employers and employees while discharging their duties in the workplace. These laws guide employee conduct and determine employers’ working policies and procedures.