Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that can only mean one thing — the start of the holiday shopping season.
If you’re like me you’re probably thinking about sending and receiving gifts. But who do you give gifts to? Many of us follow the general rule that you should only give gifts to:
- Children because the holidays are really something special for them.
- Older family members because we want to show our appreciation for them.
But who is a child and who is older? Well, we can look to employment laws for that answer:
- According to the Affordable Care Act, someone is considered a child on their parent’s health plan until the age of 26.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids age discrimination against older adults, those who are age 40 or older.
Simply stated, when it comes to giving gifts, you can ignore those between the ages of 27 and 39 because they don’t qualify.
Confused about the mass of ever-expanding and conflicting laws and how to implement them? We thought so. Simply contact The HR Team for help.