Topics and Tags Explained

To help you maximize the use of our services, we use a set of Topics (also Categories) and Tags to categorize the content and resources throughout our site.  Our Topics and Tags system is built to be as comprehensive as possible based on the subjects and terms that we have identified regarding employment and law laws.  As you become more familiar with the Topics and Tags, we hope that it makes your research both faster and more precise.

In our Topics, we have attempted to organize the broad and varied ways employers are impacted by employment and labor laws in general concepts.  Explanations of each of the Topics and examples of tags you can find in them are as follows:

Agreements

The Agreements category covers any forms of agreements between an employer and an employee regardless of whether the agreement was entered into before, during, or after an employee’s employment with an employer.

Examples of tags include:

  • Arbitration
  • Collective_bargainin
  • Confidentiality
  • Covenant_not_compete
  • Covenant_not_solicit
  • Employment
  • Non-compete
  • Non-disclosure
  • Non-disparagement
  • Non-solicitation
  • Public_project
  • Restrictive_covenant
  • Settlements
  • Severance

Claims and Penalties

The Claims and Penalties category includes claims by employees that an employer has violated an employment law.

Examples of tags include:

  • Administrative
  • Affirmative_defense
  • Attorney_fees
  • Attorney_general
  • Backpay
  • Benefits
  • Cause_of_action
  • Civil_action
  • Civil_penalty
  • Compensatory_damages
  • Compliance_monitor
  • Conciliation
  • Constructive_dischar
  • Costs
  • Criminal_action
  • Damages
  • Damage_liability
  • Discrimination
  • Egregious_violations
  • Employee_indemnity
  • Employer_liability
  • Equitable_relief
  • Expert_witness_fees
  • Fines
  • Injunctive_relief
  • Interest
  • Interim_earnings
  • Joint_liability
  • Legal_relief
  • Liability_waiver
  • Liens
  • Liquidated_damages
  • Mediation
  • Misclassification
  • Negligent_hiring
  • Penalty
  • Personal_liability
  • Private_attorney_gen
  • Punitive_damages
  • Qui_tam_action
  • Reinstatement
  • Remedial_actions
  • Required_training
  • Restitution
  • Restraining_order
  • Revoke
  • Statute_limitations
  • Stop_work
  • Stop_work_order
  • Suspend
  • Treble_damages
  • Vicarious_liability
  • Wage_claims
  • Wage_theft

Covid

The Covid category includes any law, legislation, or regulation that impacts COVID-19 on employers and/or employees.

Employee Obligations

The Employee Obligations category covers any provisions in any law, legislation, or regulation that places a burden on an employee to take an employment action.

Examples of tags include:

  • Certification
  • Documentation
  • Notice
  • Request
  • Test
  • Validation
  • Verification

Employer Obligations

The Employee Obligations category covers any provisions in any law, legislation, or regulation that places a burden on an employee to take an employment action.

Examples of tags include:

  • Absence_policy
  • Access
  • Accommodation
  • Alcohol
  • Alzheimer
  • Antibodies
  • Application
  • Applications
  • Asymptomatic
  • Attendance_records
  • Background_checks
  • Bad_faith_claim
  • Barriers
  • Benefits
  • Blacklisting
  • Breastfeeding
  • Campaign_activities
  • Certification
  • Change_of_terms
  • Closed_business
  • Committee
  • Competency
  • Compliance
  • Confidential_info
  • Constructive_dischar
  • Contact_tracking
  • Contagious_disease
  • Covid
  • Credit_history
  • Credit_reports
  • Criminal_history
  • Deliveries
  • Dementia
  • Disclose_person_info
  • E-verify
  • Educational_requirem
  • Elder_abuse
  • Electric_monitoring
  • Electronic_monitor
  • Emergency
  • Employee_handbook
  • Employee_request
  • Employer_liability
  • Equal_opportunity
  • ER_provided_housing
  • Evaluation
  • Exemption
  • Expenses
  • Experience
  • Exposure
  • Expression
  • Express_milk
  • Face_covering
  • False_statement
  • Flexible
  • Handwashing
  • Health_records
  • Hearing_opportunity
  • I-9
  • Immunization
  • In-person
  • In-person_work
  • Infectious_disease
  • Injection
  • Invention
  • Investigations
  • Job_description
  • Lactation
  • License
  • Location_tracking
  • Login_info
  • Mandatory_reporting
  • Marijuana
  • Masks
  • Medical_exemption
  • Medical_test
  • Mental_health
  • Min_qualifications
  • Misleading_statement
  • Mobile_application
  • Multi_occupy_unit
  • Name_tag
  • Natural_immunity
  • New_technology
  • Notice
  • No_fault_attendance
  • Occupancy
  • On-call_shifts
  • Online_privacy
  • Orientation
  • Patients
  • Performance_evalu
  • Personal_information
  • Personnel_records
  • Policy_permitted
  • Policy_requirement
  • Position_change
  • Posting_requirement
  • Privacy
  • Proof_of_age
  • PTSD
  • Public_health_emerge
  • Quotas
  • Recordkeeping
  • Reemployment
  • References
  • Rehire
  • Reinstatement
  • Religion
  • Religious_exemption
  • Relocation
  • Remote_work
  • Reporting_required
  • Retirement
  • Risk_assessment
  • Salary_history
  • Self_evaluation
  • Seniority
  • Sexual_misconduct
  • Single_occupy_unit
  • Skills
  • Speech
  • Standby_lists
  • Suicide_prevention
  • Suspensions
  • Technology
  • Telephone
  • Telework
  • Terms_and_conditions
  • Testing
  • Tobacco
  • Toilet_facilities
  • Trade_secrets
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Tuberculosis
  • Undue_hardship
  • Vaccination
  • Volunteer_list
  • Wage-range
  • Wage_expectations
  • Wage_history
  • Website
  • Wellness_programs
  • Workers_comp_history
  • Workplace_abuse
  • Workplace_bullying
  • Workplace_violence
  • Work_minimums
  • Work_schedule
  • Work_shifts
  • Written

Employment Relations

The Employment Relations category covers the relationship between employers and employees.

Examples of tags include:

  • 14_and_up
  • 15_and_up
  • Active_military
  • Adjunct_instructor
  • Agricultural_employe
  • Airport_worker
  • Applicant
  • Apprentice
  • At-will
  • Bus_driver
  • Casual_employee
  • Contract_employee
  • Convicted_employee
  • Correction_officer
  • Counselors
  • Current_employees
  • Day_employee
  • Direct_care_employee
  • Disabled_employee
  • Discipline
  • Domestic_worker
  • E-verify
  • Emergency_med_worker
  • Emergent_employee
  • Employee
  • Employee_12_to_13
  • Employee_16_to_17
  • Employee_40_and_over
  • Employee_70_and_over
  • Employee_under_16
  • Essential_employees
  • Exempt_employee
  • Farm_worker
  • Firefighter
  • First_responder
  • Food_service_worker
  • Former_employee
  • Full-time_equivalent
  • Full-tme_employee
  • Furlough
  • Gig_worker
  • Good_cause
  • H-2A
  • Health_care_worker
  • Highway_maintenance
  • Hiring
  • Home_health_worker
  • Immigration_status
  • Independent_contract
  • Industry_worker
  • Inmate
  • Intern
  • Just_cause
  • Key_employee
  • Layoff
  • Legal_work_status
  • Light_duty
  • Low_wage_employee
  • Maintenance_worker
  • Manager
  • Mass_layoff
  • Minor
  • National_guard
  • New_employee
  • Non-exempt_employee
  • Nurse
  • Nurse_aide
  • Nursing_mothers
  • Paraprofessional
  • Part-time_employee
  • Physician
  • Position_change
  • Preference
  • Probationary
  • Progressive_discipli
  • Prospective_employee
  • Recruitment
  • Reemployment
  • Rehire
  • Reinstatement
  • Resignation
  • Respiratory_therapis
  • Restricted_offender
  • Retention
  • Retired_employee
  • Retirement
  • Seasonal_employees
  • Seniority
  • Service_worker
  • Similarly_situated
  • Small_employer
  • Staffing
  • Standby_lists
  • Substitute
  • Successor_employer
  • Supervisor
  • Support_employee
  • Teacher
  • Telework
  • Temporary_employees
  • Termination
  • Transferred_employee
  • Under_16
  • Under_18
  • Under_21
  • Veteran
  • Volunteer
  • Vulnerable_employee
  • Work_minimums
  • Work_schedule
  • Work_shifts

Family Members

The Family Members category covers all types of family members that may be protected or covered by any statutes, legislation, or regulation which include leave laws, notice requirements, and discrimination.

Examples of tags include:

  • Adopted
  • Aunt
  • Biological
  • Blood
  • Child
  • Cousin
  • Dependents
  • Designated_person
  • Domestic_partner
  • Equivalent_to_family
  • Father-in-law
  • Fiancee
  • Foster
  • Gestational_carrier
  • Grandchild
  • Great-
  • grandparent
  • Half
  • In-law
  • Legal_custody
  • Legal_guardian
  • Legal_ward
  • Loco_parentis
  • Miscarriage
  • Mother-in-law
  • Nephew
  • Niece
  • Parent
  • Partner
  • Responsible_caregive
  • Shared_household
  • Sibling
  • Spouse
  • Step
  • Stillbirth
  • Uncle

Federal Laws

  • Civil_Rights_Act_VII
  • EPA
  • FCRA
  • FLSA
  • FMLA
  • IIRIRA
  • INA
  • NLRA
  • OSHA
  • Railway_Labor_Act
  • RFRA
  • USERRA
  • WARN

Hours worked

The Hours Worked category address issues involving whether an employer must include an employee’s action as hours worked for minimum wage and overtime purposes.

Examples of tags include:

  • Extended_rest_period
  • H-2A_employee
  • Insignificant_period
  • Meal_break
  • Off-duty
  • On-call
  • On-duty
  • Paid
  • Postliminary_activit
  • Preliminary_activity
  • Reporting_time
  • Rest_break
  • Show_up_time
  • Sleeping
  • Transportation_time
  • Travel
  • Unpaid

Industry

The Industry category includes provision of statutes, legislation, or regulations that apply to a specific industry or classification of employer.

Examples of tags include:

  • Adult_day_centers
  • Adult_oriented
  • Age-restricted
  • Agriculture
  • Airline
  • Airport
  • Airport_services
  • Alarm_companies
  • Assisted_living
  • Athletic_facilities
  • Audiovisual_rigging
  • Barbers
  • Bars
  • Beauty_salons
  • Broadcasting
  • Building_services
  • Call_center
  • Camps
  • Cannabis
  • Casinos
  • Child_advocacy_cent
  • Child_care
  • Cleaning
  • Closed_employer
  • Community_care
  • Construction_service
  • Contractor
  • Correctional_facilit
  • Cosmetologist
  • Criminal_justice
  • Cruise_lines
  • Delivery_services
  • Detention
  • Direct_care
  • Disabled_care
  • Domestic_service
  • Elder_care
  • Emergency_services
  • Enterprise_employer
  • Entertainment
  • Entertainment_venues
  • Essential_employer
  • Factories
  • Fast_food
  • Firefighting
  • Food_processor
  • Food_services
  • Forestry
  • Franchise
  • Frontline_service
  • Garment_manufacturer
  • General_contractor
  • Gyms
  • Health_care_facility
  • Homemaker_service
  • Home_care
  • Hospitality
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Human_services
  • In-home_services
  • Janitorial_services
  • Juvenile_court
  • Landscaping
  • Large_employers
  • Law_enforcement
  • Leisure
  • Libraries
  • License
  • Life_sustaining
  • Lodging_house
  • Long-term_care
  • Maintenance_services
  • Manufacturing
  • Marijuana
  • Meatpacking
  • Motor_carrier
  • Motor_vehicle_co
  • Non-profit
  • Nonessential
  • Nursing_homes
  • Peace_officer
  • Police
  • Prior_employer
  • Private_detective
  • Private_employer
  • Private_investigator
  • Public_employer
  • Railroad
  • Real_estate
  • Rehabilitation_facil
  • Rehabilitation_progr
  • Relocated_employer
  • Residential_care
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Security_services
  • Senior_Citizen_Cente
  • Shelter
  • Sheltered_workshops
  • Small_employer
  • Stationary_source
  • Subcontractor
  • Subcontractors
  • Successor_employer
  • Theater
  • Transportation
  • Travel
  • Utility
  • Warehouses
  • Youth_activity_org

Labor Law

  • Elected_office
  • Labor_law
  • Right_to_work

Leave Laws

The Leave laws category covers any statute, legislation, or regulation that addresses employees’ rights and limitations to take leave from employment.

Examples of tags include:

  • Elected_office
  • Labor_law
  • Right_to_work
  • Administrative
  • Administrative_costs
  • Bereavement
  • Blood_donation
  • Bonding
  • Bone_marrow_donation
  • Caregiver
  • Catastrophic
  • Childbirth
  • Child_care
  • Civil_air_patrol
  • Closure
  • Coast_guard
  • Concurrent
  • Court_appearance
  • Domestic_violence
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • E-learning
  • Earned_time
  • Elected_office
  • Election_day
  • Emergency
  • Exemptions
  • Family
  • First_responder
  • Full-time_equivalent
  • HIV_testing
  • Holidays
  • Human_trafficking
  • In-home_services
  • Incarcerated_support
  • Independence_Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Jury_duty
  • Labor_Day
  • Leave_donation
  • Leave_of_absence
  • Leave_pool
  • Medical
  • Memorial_Day
  • Mental_abuse
  • Mental_health
  • Military
  • New_Years_Day
  • Organ_donation
  • Paid_leave
  • Paid_time_off
  • Parent-in-law
  • Parental
  • Personal
  • Pregnancy
  • PTSD
  • Quarantine
  • Safe
  • School
  • Sexual_assault
  • Sexual_violence
  • Sick
  • Stalking
  • Suicide
  • Tissue_donation
  • Unpaid_leave
  • Vacation
  • Vaccination
  • Victim
  • Voting
  • Witness
  • Womens_Suffrage_Day

Prohibited Practices

The Prohibited Practices category covers all actions employers are provided from taking against employees.

Examples of tags include:

  • Address_status
  • Age
  • Ancestral_origin
  • Assoc_with_disabled
  • Bisexual
  • Bona_fide_qualificat
  • Cannabis
  • Caregiver_status
  • Childbirth
  • Citizenship
  • Civil_Air_Patrol
  • Close_contact
  • Color
  • Covid
  • Credit_history
  • Credit_reports
  • Criminal_history
  • Disability
  • Disclose_person_info
  • Discrimination
  • Domestic_violence
  • EEs_right_to_discuss
  • Equal_pay
  • Ethnicity
  • Familial_status
  • Family_responsibilit
  • Gender
  • Gender_expression
  • Gender_harassment
  • Gender_identity
  • Genetic_information
  • Hairstyles
  • Harassment
  • Height
  • Heterosexual
  • Homosexual
  • Housing_status
  • Immigration_status
  • Immunity_passport
  • Immunization
  • Immunization_status
  • Implant_device
  • Invasive_test_status
  • Kidnapping
  • Known_relationship
  • Legal_work_status
  • Login_info
  • Mandatory_overtime
  • Mandatory_work
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana_card
  • Marital_status
  • Medical_marijuana
  • Military_status
  • National_origin
  • Online_privacy
  • Political_affiliatio
  • Political_matters
  • Pregnancy
  • Protective_order
  • PTSD
  • Quarantine
  • Race
  • Refuse_conditions
  • Refuse_work
  • Religion
  • Religious_matters
  • Reproductive_rights
  • Retaliation
  • Sex
  • Sexual_assault
  • Sexual_harassment
  • Sexual_orientation
  • Stalking
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccination_mandate
  • Vaccination_status
  • Veteran_status
  • Victim_status
  • Vulnerable_employee
  • Weight
  • Whistleblower
  • Workplace_bullying
  • Workplace_violence
  • Work_authorization

Wage and Hour

The Wage and Hour category covers all issues related to the wage requirements governing the employment relationship.

Examples of tags include:

  • 21_and_over
  • Alcohol
  • Allowances
  • Benefits
  • Bonus
  • Certificate
  • Child_care
  • Child_labor
  • Compensation
  • Credit_card_fees
  • Daily_overtime
  • Delivery_services
  • Double_overtime
  • Emergency_pay
  • Exemptions
  • Exempt_status
  • Gratuities
  • Hazard_pay
  • Hiring_bonus
  • Hourly
  • Increases
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Minimum_wage
  • Overtime
  • Piece
  • Piece_rate
  • Premium_pay
  • Prevailing_wage
  • Rate_of_pay
  • Reporting_pay
  • Retention_bonus
  • Salary
  • Show_up_pay
  • Split_pay
  • Subminimum_wage
  • Tips
  • Tip_credit
  • Tip_pools
  • Training_wage
  • Transportation_bene
  • Unit
  • Utilities
  • Vaccine_incentives
  • Wage_and_hour
  • Wage_change
  • Youth_wage

Wage Payment

The Wage Payment category covers any statute, legislation, or regulation that establishes when, how, and where an employer must pay employees’ wages.

Examples of tags include:

  • Accrued_leave
  • Assign_wages
  • Commissions
  • Deductions
  • Direct_deposit
  • End_of_employment
  • Expenses
  • Final_payment
  • Immunization_expense
  • Manner_of_payment
  • Medical_expense
  • Payroll_card
  • Pay_day
  • Pay_frequency
  • Pay_period
  • Pay_stub
  • Severance
  • Vaccination_expense
  • Wage_claims
  • Wage_payment
  • Wage_statement
  • Wage_theft

Workplace Behavior

The Workplace Behavior category covers the behavior of employees at the workplace that may impact their own safety and health or the safety and health of others.

Examples of tags include:

  • Alcohol_testing
  • Cannabis
  • Drug-free_workplace
  • Drug_testing
  • E-cigarettes
  • Ergonomics
  • Face_coverings
  • Firearm
  • Handwashing
  • Hand_weeding
  • Health
  • Heat
  • Impairment
  • Infection_disease
  • Intoxicated
  • Marijuana
  • Masks
  • Person_protect_equip
  • PPE
  • Reasonable_suspicion
  • Safety
  • Safety_device
  • Sanitation
  • Sanitizer
  • Screen_employees
  • Shade
  • Short-handled_hoes
  • Smoking
  • Social_distancing
  • Symptoms
  • Vaping
  • Vehicle
  • Water
  • Weapon
  • Work-relate_accident

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