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
Enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act, particularly its provisions dealing with the classification of workers should continue to be a priority for the US Department of
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
Older workers may choose to or need to continue working; however, they face discrimination, especially in layoffs and hiring.
AARP supports the elimination of maximum hiring and mandatory retirement ages for all workers, including public safety employees.
The EEOC should revisit and strengthen its regulations to prohibit inquiries about age and date of birth in job applications, particularly in the online application process.
AARP endorses the ADEA’s equal benefit or equal cost rule, which applies to employment benefits for older workers.
The EEOC should issue comprehensive regulations under the OWBPA making clear the rights of older workers to fair and nondiscriminatory benefits under the ADEA.
AARP endorses the EEOC’s position that, with regard to employee benefit plans, the ADA applies not only to employers but also to certain insurance providers and prohibits em