Working Conditions That Are Unsafe Or Unhealthy

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Other Work Problems

This category covers an employee's options if they are working in a place that seems to have health or safety hazards. This could be for dangerous machines, toxic chemicals, or poor training. This category includes the ability to file complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), to get the workplace inspected and improved. It also covers what happens if an employee faces retaliation for making a complaint.

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Health and Safety at Work - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Learn about your rights under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) law, and how to take action if you think something is wrong.

Wage and Hour Laws

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has developed the “Know Your Rights” video series in English and Spanish to provide workers with useful basic information in different scenarios that workers encounter in the workplace. The videos provide valuable basic information to correct common misinformation, such as what the federal minimum wage is; when overtime pay is due; when an employer has to pay an employee; whether off the clock work is compensable or not; who is an employee and who is an independent contractor; what rights young workers have; whether seasonal workers are subject to wage and hour laws or not; and how and what is needed to file a complaint with WHD.

Wages and Hours Worked: Child Labor Protections

This resource describes the Federal laws that are designed to protect the educational opportunities of minors and to prohibit their employment in jobs that are harmful to their health and well‑being.

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