ERIC Number: ED170905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-13
Reference Count: N/A
1978 Age Discrimination Act Amendments. Explanation of 1978 Age Discrimination Act Amendments. Report of Committee on Conference, Including Text of H.R. 5383. Text of Age Discrimination Act, as Amended. Report of House Labor Committee. Report of Senate Human Resources Committee. Union Labor Report No. 1596, Special Supplement, Part 2.
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, DC.
This booklet explains and reproduces the text of the 1978 amendments to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). It also gives the actual committee on conference report as well as reports of the House labor committee and the Senate human resources committee. In its introductory explanation, the booklet discusses the most publicized features of the amendments--the increase in the age limit on coverage from 65 to 70 and the prohibition against mandatory retirement based on the age of employees below the age of 70. Finally, it discusses procedural changes in the act that affect not only the method by which the act is enforced but also what remedies an aggrieved person may seek. It concludes that under the new standards, employers will need to evaluate all of their employees, young as well as old, to avoid charges of age discrimination. Applying these new standards to all of the employees could lead to the termination of more younger employees than would have been the case before the age act was amended. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Mandatory Retirement, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults
BNA Books, 1231 25th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 ($2.50; quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Age Discrimination in Employment Act 1967