One of the more dramatic and significant labor-force developments of the past quarter century has been the rising participation rate of older Americans.
A variety of government policies and employer practices safeguard the rights of workers to fair treatment, safety in the workplace, and a measure of financial security.
Policymakers at all levels of government have developed standards and guidance to ensure fair employment practices which address wages, working conditions and other aspects
Policymakers and people in the private sector should work to eliminate all barriers to women’s employment; ensure equality in employment opportunities, pay, and benefits; and impr
Federal, state and local laws should strengthen protections for workers in terms of wages, hours, safety and other features of employment.
In addition to Social Security and Medicare, employers are required to participate in two forms of insurance to protect their workers: the joint federal-state unemployment i
All 50 states should adopt reforms to increase the proportion of workers eligible for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.
Workers should be eligible for full workers’ compensation or unemployment benefits regardless of age and other sources of income such as pensions.
Older workers may choose to or need to continue working; however, they face discrimination, especially in layoffs and hiring.
Protect people from discrimination—freedom from discrimination is a fundamental right.