Top 7 Laws Every Employer Should Know

Title VII bars certain employers from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion or sex. The ADA bars certain employers from discriminating in hiring, termination of employment, compensation, and job training, so long as the applicant/employee can perform the essential functions of the job. The FCRA places some limitations on employers' use of employee and applicant information such as credit histories, motor vehicle records and criminal background information.

Our thanks to Charlie Wallace, vice president and COO of Quality Service Contractors, an enhanced service group of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association, for providing this list to us.

1. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)- In brief, Title VII bars certain employers from discriminating against employees, former employees, or applicants for employment based on race, color, national origin, religion or sex (including gender

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