Employee Legal Awareness Day is celebrated every year on February 13. Employee Legal Awareness Day highlights the importance of legal education for employees to help businesses large and small reduce the risk of legal problems. Employment law covers all rights and obligations in an employer-employee relationship. The complexities of the employment relationship can give rise to situations such as discrimination, wrongful termination, wages and taxes, and safety in the workplace. And these matters are governed by applicable federal and state law. Therefore, it is essential for an employee to be aware of the law and the duties of a legal officer.
History of Employee Legal Awareness Day
Employee Legal Awareness Day was founded by an Australian lawyer, Paul Brennan. His aim is to emphasize the importance of legal education for employees and small businesses and to reduce their risk of legal problems. However, the day isn't just about the law, Brennan also suggests that employees raise their awareness of their company's policies. According to him, it's important for employees to have a copy of the employer's handbook, where you can find information on funeral policies, attendance and punctuality, conflict of interest statements, and more benefits and non-disclosure agreements.
So every year employees can gather on this day to celebrate and remember their legal rights, they can feel empowered by their knowledge and fully participate in the system legislation that supports them and their businesses. Although it originated in Australia, this day can be celebrated in offices around the world, everywhere where people have free access to legal services and today their legal rights are publicly recognized. In countries with less legal freedoms, perhaps this day could be marked by staff demonstrations in the streets or other demonstrations to try and highlight the importance of recognition legal knowledge and practice in relation to employees and businesses.
How to Celebrate Employee Legal Awareness Day
Employees can celebrate this day by creating awareness among their colleagues about the law and employee policy in general. With knowledge of the law, a person can feel empowered and support themselves and their business. The ultimate importance of this day is disseminating the truth to the masses through street demonstrations and speeches in public areas. This awareness can lead to better lives and relationships between workers and employers. Do not forget sharing your thoughts on this day and using the hashtag #E ployeeLegalAwarenessDay on social media.
ObservedEmployee Legal Awareness Day has been observed annually on February 13th.
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