Employee Legal Awareness Day is observed annually on February 13th. Employee Legal Awareness Day day emphasise the importance of legal education for employees so that large and small businesses reduce their risk of legal problems. Employment law covers all rights and obligations within the employer-employee relationship. The complications of the employment relationship that may raise situations like discrimination, wrongful termination, wages and taxation, and workplace safety. And these issues are governed by applicable federal and state law. So it is essential for an employee to know about the legal employee laws and duties.
“A great employee is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.” – Tammy Cohen
History of Employee Legal Awareness Day
Employee Legal Awareness Day was established by an Australian lawyer, Paul Brennan. This day was originated in Australia, and it is celebrated in the offices all over the world. His objective was to create awareness of the legal problems to the employees and small businesses and reduce the risk of them through legal education. He also advocates that employees should develop knowledge of their company’s policies. According to him, it is essential for employees to have a copy of the employer’s handbook, where you can find information about bereavement policy, attendance and punctuality, conflict of interest statements and non-disclosure agreements. Thus the day was created for legal awareness to the employees.
Other Celebrations on February 13
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How to celebrate Employee Legal Awareness Day
Employees can celebrate this day by creating awareness to their fellow employees about the legal laws and policies about the general employees. With the knowledge of laws, one can feel empowered and support themselves and their business.The ultimate importance of the day is to spread the facts to the masses through demonstrations in the streets and speeches in public areas. This awareness may lead to better life and relationship between employee and employer. Share your thoughts about the day on social media by using the hashtag #EmployeeLegalAwarenessDay.