Employer/Employee Relationship and the Activities of the U.S. Attorney General

 Employment law or labor law.

All the spheres of employer/employee relationship, except the negotiation processes, involving labor law and collective bargaining, are regulated by a specific group of laws – employment laws. This group of laws consists of thousands of Federal and state statutes, and administrative acts. The main purpose of employment laws is to protect labor legislation and provide the equality of the bargaining power between employers and employees. They also may be considered as the form of public insurance, for example, such as unemployment compensation.
The other sphere of the labor law application is regulating of employers and employees engaging in certain activities: strikes, protests, seeking court sanctions, lockouts in order to achieve their demands fulfilled. 

The area of labor law is ruled by federal law, state law and judicial decisions. States are prevented from interfering with federal law or with the guiding principles transmitted by agencies established under federal law or by the United States Constitution. So the U.S. Attorney General is the person to be on guard of that principles and laws.

Law acts regulating paying wages.

In the United States there is the U.S. Department of Labor, which administers several laws that influence the wages and hours of workers employed. There is a fixed minimum wage for each hour worked ($5.15). There is a regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess during the workweek. All these positions are predestined by the Fair Labor Standards Act. This document also provides a special minimum wage applied to young employees under 20 years of age for 90 calendar days after their first working day. 

Another important act protects rights of migrant and seasonal workers engaged in agriculture, we mean Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. This law requires the rate which would disclose upon recruitment or hire of the migrant worker. The disclosed wage is not to be lower than the applicable state minimum wage or the state minimum wage ordered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

The Immigration and Nationality Act authorizes employers to hire foreign workers on a temporary or permanent basis to fulfill some type of work. Mostly, these workers must be paid the highest of the established wages or the actual wages paid by the company to workers with similar skills and specifications. 

The U.S. Department of Labor also performs laws requiring minimum wages and fringe benefits for workers engaged in construction work on federal contracts or providing services to the U.S. government. So you see, there are certain acts aiming at protection of wages payment. But having encountered some difficult situation connected with labor laws you may use the assistance of labor employment attorney to be sure that your rights would be interpreted for your benefit.