Various federal and state laws govern the relationship between an employer and its employees. By way of illustration, the following links will provide you with more detailed information regarding several of these laws.
Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)
The United States Fair Labor Standards Act sets minimum wage, overtime pay, equal pay, record keeping, and child labor standards for covered employees who are not otherwise exempt.
For information regarding the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act, see NC Department of Labor website.
Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”)
The United States Family and Medical Leave Act requires covered employers to allow eligible employees twelve weeks of unpaid leave per year for childbirth, adoption, foster care; care of spouse, child, or parent with serious health condition; or employees’ serious health conditions.
Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)
The United States Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employment discrimination against physically and mentally disabled persons, requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to enable qualified disabled individuals to work.
North Carolina Persons with Disabilities Protection Act (“NCPDPA”)
The purpose of the NCPDPA is to encourage and enable all persons with disabilities to participate fully to the maximum extent of their abilities in the social and economic life of North Carolina, to engage in remunerative employment, to use available public accommodations and services, and to otherwise pursue their rights and privileges as North Carolina residents.
North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act
The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act requires employers to pay two-thirds salary continuation, medical and rehabilitation benefits to employees who suffer a work-related accidental injury or occupational disease.
Illegal Harassment or Discrimination
Various federal and state employment laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age and qualified individuals with disabilities.
Dispute Resolution/Problem Solving Procedure
OMH has several procedures through which the Hospital considers and attempts to resolve employee complaints or concerns.