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: