3 Federal Employment Laws That You Should Be Aware Of

Many of the employee rights we take for granted in the modern workplace came from workers' protests dating back to the 19th century and the early days of our industrialized economy. Just read Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, and you'll get a fair idea of what workers were up against: children as well as adults slaved away for more than 16 hours a day, slept in work houses on factory property, were fed barely enough to keep them going, and holidays were unheard of.