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OSHA: Employee Workplace Rights 
Department of Labor pamphlet describing what to do if you question the safety of, or hazards in your workplace. The pamphlet also lists addresses and phone numbers for more information on the subject. 

How To File A Complaint With OSHA (Links, FAQ's and More)

OSHA Subject Index
(Find Your Safety Hazard)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Office Locator 
Click on a map to locate OSHA regional and area offices, which
provide addresses and contact information. 

Women And Hazardous Jobs
A Women's legal right not to be discriminated against doing dangerous work and what she can do to protect herself.

Health & Safety In The Work Place (Nolo Articles)
Also includes what to do if your boss tries to fire you for blowing the whistle.

Required Workplace Posters (See Your State DOL)
Federal laws require several posters to be displayed in the workplace. As always, State laws may require additional
posters to be displayed in addition to or instead of the posters required by federal law.

Whistle Blower Protection
Federal law protecting employees from discharge or other retaliation for their disclosure of safety and health hazards. “Frivolous" complaints are not protected and employees have
the right to refuse to work in hazardous or unsafe situations.

Workplace Safety-Rights & Protections (Lots of Links)

OSHA Record Keeping Glossary of Terms
Understand the terms behind workplace safety record keeping requirements.

Brief Guide To Record Keeping Requirements For Occupational Injuries & Illnesses

Hazard Communication Program
Workers have the right to know the hazards and identities of the chemicals they are exposed to in the workplace.

Personal Protective Equipment
Employers are required to provide and to pay for personal protective equipment to allow workers to do their jobs safely and in compliance with OSHA standards.

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State Right-To-Work Laws (And Which States Have Them)
A Right to Work law secures the right of employees to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. In other words, in "Right-to-Work" states, workers cannot negotiate contract provisions that insist all employees covered under that contract join the union (referred to as a "union shop.") Right to work laws may not apply to employees who work in the railway or airline industries or on a federal enclave. For Backup Site Click HERE.

Pros & Cons Of Being A Union Worker

Information On Unfair Labor Practices
Descriptions of different types of unfair labor practices.

Trade Unions & Labor Organizations 

National Labor Relations Board Fact Sheet
Information about the NLRB`s two principal functions, which are to determine whether employees wish to be unionized and to prevent and remedy unlawful unfair labor practices by both employers and unions.

NLRB Help Desk
If you have a job-related problem such as age discrimination, wrongful discharge, or suspect child labor violations, consult this page for a complete list of issues that the agency can help you with.

A Guide To Basic Law And Procedure Under The NLRB
Provides a framework for better understanding of the National Labor Relations Act and its administration.

NLRB Manuals
Includes a compliance manual.

Pamphlet On Public Disclosure Under The LMRDA
This pamphlet was designed to assist anyone who wishes to look at or obtain copies of reports filed under the LMRDA.

Office Of Labor-Management Standards Mission Statement
Includes a "Bill of Rights" for union members, standards for conducting fair elections of union officers; and lists safeguards for protecting union funds and assets.

Handling Labor-Management Disputes 

State of Florida Agency For Workforce Innovation (Florida Department of Labor)

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Administers the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector, which guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers.

Federal Mediation And Conciliation Service (FMCS)
Offers services in areas that include dispute mediation, arbitration, and preventive mediation between labor unions and management.

About FMCS
Allows you to link to reports and brochures explaining past cases and grievances that the FMCS has handled.

Employment Standards Administration (ESA)
Enforces and administers laws governing internal union democracy and financial integrity, and union elections, which protect the rights of union members; and other laws and regulations governing employment standards and practices.

National Mediation Board (NMB)
Assists in maintaining a free flow of commerce in the railroad and airline industries by mediating and resolving disputes that could disrupt travel or imperil the economy. The Board also handles railroad and airline employee representation disputes, and provides administrative and financial support in arbitrating minor grievances in the railroad industry under section 153 of the Railway Labor Act.

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Other Legal Help

State of Florida Agency For Workforce Innovation (Florida Department of Labor)

Florida Employment Guide
Links to find jobs, information and laws regulating employers.

Florida Commission On Human Relations
To resolve discrimination complaints involving
Employment, Housing, Public Accommodations and 
Florida's Whistle-blower's Act.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)(800) 669-4000
The EEOC handles issues relating to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age.

How To File A Complaint With OSHA (Links, FAQ's and More)
Regarding Safety In The Workplace.

Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (Florida)
To insure the availability of efficient, cost-effective, and quality
transportation services for transportation disadvantaged persons.

State of Florida Agency For Workforce Innovation (Florida)

Legal Aid And Pro bono Help In Florida
Select your county for a directory of links and phone numbers.

A To Z Complaint Guide (Florida Government & Non Profit Directory)
Where to go when you have a problem.

Benefits Help: Where To Find Assistance In Florida
A-Z help with where to get assistance with unemployment, food stamps, emergency cash, mortgage assistance, rent assistance, utility assistance, Medicaid. Medicare, job training, homecare for the disabled, social security benefits, veteran benefits and more.

How To Hire And Work Effectively With A Lawyer

Employment Litigation and Alternatives
Learn about:  Litigation Procedures and the Courts; Starting an Action; Evidence;  Appeals;  Mediation Procedures;  Arbitration Procedures and Bringing Suit in Small-Claims Court.

The U.S. Department Of Labor  

U.S. Department Of Labor Phone #'s (All 50 States & DC)

State Departments Of Labor (All 50 States & DC)
Enforces compliance with state wage and hour laws.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)(800) 669-4000
The EEOC handles issues relating to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Mediation Index
Mediation can help you resolve your employment disputes and reach a voluntary, negotiated agreement. Choosing mediation to resolve employment discrimination disputes promotes a better work environment, reduces costs and works for the employer and the employee.

9 To 5, National Association of Working Women (800) 522-0925. 
provides callers with free and confidential information, resources, and referrals in English and Spanish concerning sexual harassment, job discrimination, work/ family issues, and other workplace problems.

A List Of Women's Rights Groups
From The Working Women's Survival Guide.

A List of Mediation And Dispute Resolution Groups
From The Working Women's Survival Guide.

Important Federal & State Agencies To Contact
From The Working Women's Survival Guide.

Assistance For Needy Families By State

Welfare assistance in every state and DC.

National Help Orgs For A Variety Of Consumer Problems
The Elderly, Environment, Families, Government Corruption, Fraud, Health & Safety, Insurance The Handicapped, Medical Problems, Telemarketing and more.

For More Help See Consumer-SOS/Lawyers, Courts & Self Help

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