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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that regulates certain employee benefits such as health plans and pension plans and specifies certain minimum standards for those plans. ERISA provides certain reporting and disclosure requirements and imposes fiduciary responsibility on the administrators of ERISA-governed plans.
Several decades ago, the question of whether employers could monitor employees’ communications was relatively simple. It was fairly well established that while employers could monitor business calls, they could not, with a few limited exceptions, eavesdrop on employees’ personal phone calls. Today, employee communication has become high tech..
In 1992, Congress determined that two of three new entrants into the job market would be women but that women faced serious barriers to taking up apprenticeable and nontraditional occupations. Accordingly, to help prepare the business community to remove the barriers facing women and successfully integrate women into the work force, Congress passed the Women in Apprenticeships and Nontraditional Occupations Act (WANTO).