The past 100 years have seen a lot of progress in employee protection in the United States of America (U.S.), especially in cases of job safety, benefits, hiring, and promotions. The 20th century encouraged employees to push for their rights, causing the establishment of essential labor protection laws that millions of Americans trust, even today.

There are a total of approximately 180 laws that protect workers. These include rules related to salaries and wages, as well as parental leave rules. Below are some of the most important federal laws that protect American employees:

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The United States of America is the world’s largest economy and contributes about 24% to the world’s GDP. With a population of 330 million people, the US is also home to a large number of foreign talent and migrant workers who come to this ‘land of opportunities in search of better jobs and lives for themselves and their families. That being said, it is ranked one of the worst countries for workers’ rights.

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