Social Security and How It Works

What’s Social Security? Social Security is a federal government program that provides a source of income for you or your legal dependents (spouse, children, or parents) if you qualify for benefits. You also need a Social Security number to get a job. Find how to apply to get a Social Security number or to replace your Social Security card. How Do Benefits Work and How Can I Qualify? While you work, you pay Social Security taxes. This tax money goes into a trust fund that pays benefits to those who…

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Discrimination and Harassment at Your Job

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. These laws protect employees and job applicants against: Discrimination, harassment, and unfair treatment in the workplace by anyone because of: Race Color Religion Sex (including gender identity, transgender status, and sexual orientation) Pregnancy National origin Age (40 or older) Disability Genetic information Being denied reasonable workplace accommodations for disability or religious beliefs Retaliation because they: Complained about job discrimination Helped with an investigation or lawsuit Not All Employers Are Subject to EEOC Laws An employer must have a…

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Labor Laws and Issues

Discrimination and Harassment at Your Job The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. These laws protect employees and job applicants against: Discrimination, harassment, and unfair treatment in the workplace by anyone because of: Race Color Religion Sex (including gender identity, transgender status, and sexual orientation) Pregnancy National origin Age (40 or older) Disability Genetic information Being denied reasonable workplace accommodations for disability or religious beliefs Retaliation because they: Complained about job discrimination Helped with an investigation or lawsuit Not All Employers Are Subject to EEOC Laws An employer…

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