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Steps for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim

  October 21, 2016     By Jeffrey S. Gross, Attorney at Law
When a worker is hospitalized in connection with an injury sustained on the job, they are unable to work. Other injuries may be less serious but still hinder the ability of a worker to complete his or her duties.

Work-Related Car Accidents

  October 21, 2016     By Jeffrey S. Gross, Attorney at Law
Some workers drive for a living while others may only occasionally do so to complete a work-related task. Under either scenario – in the event of a workplace car accident – injuries sustained by an employee can form the basis of a successful Workers’ Compensation claim.

Company Must Pay $277K After Refusing to Accommodate Worker’s Diabetes

  October 20, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Supervisor wouldn’t allow woman to keep juice at her work station

New in Settlement of Labour Disputes in Kazakhstan: Conciliation Commission

  October 19, 2016     By Signum Law Firm
Most employers and employees inevitably face the problem of labor disputes, be it individual or collective ones. However, not many are aware of methods for settling labor disputes. With adoption of the new Labour Code, the procedure for settlement of labor disputes has changed considerably, thus, consideration of discord between employee and employer by conciliation commission has become a mandatory step.

Can I File for Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Against the Same Employer?

  October 19, 2016     By Law Offices of J. Chrisp
If you were injured on the job, you are entitled to restitution through workers compensation insurance. Typically, employees will file an accident report prior to filing their workers compensation claim. At that point, the injured worker is entitled to receive a portion of his or her wages, in addition to medical care until reaching the maximum level of recovery.

Right to Compensation in Respect of Unused Leave in EU and Malta

  October 18, 2016     By GVZH Advocates
The European Court of Justice has recently ruled that an employee has the right to be paid an allowance in lieu of any days of paid annual leave which are left outstanding upon termination of employment.

Lies in CV – Challenge to and Termination of Employment Contract Without Notice in Germany

  October 17, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Anyone who includes false statements in their application documents risks having their employment contract terminated with immediate effect.

Successful Workers’ Compensation Claim

  October 17, 2016     By Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias
When an employee is injured in the workplace, he or she is typically eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits to cover lost wages and medical expenses. Depending on the nature of the injury, Workers’ Compensation claims can be very expensive for insurance companies.

Workers' Compensation Laws in Pennsylvania

  October 17, 2016     By Jeffrey S. Gross, Attorney at Law
Suffering a work-related injury in Pennsylvania is no doubt a life-changing experience for workers and their family members. The costly medical bills and time spent out of work can have a significant financial impact, as can losing a family member who was a primary earner.

What Does Unlawful Discrimination Cover?

  October 14, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
As detailed above, unlawful discrimination occurs when your employer negatively affects the terms and conditions of your employment or terminates your employment due to your:

Physicians Face Discrimination

  October 14, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Physicians are faced with many employment law issues, with discrimination being a common one. Frequently, physicians must endure employers or executives who are unsympathetic to their religious views and can discriminate against them in multiple ways.

No Automatic Transfer of Holiday Entitlements in Germany

  October 10, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Even in the event of dismissal, the employer is not obliged to grant any remaining holiday entitlement of its own accord. The entitlement lapses if the employee fails to make an appropriate formal request.

Medical-Only Workers’ Compensation Claims

  October 10, 2016     By Jeffrey S. Gross, Attorney at Law
Recently, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued a decision affecting how a claimant must file when an initial Workers’ Compensation claim is accepted as medical-only but later results in a compensable wage loss situation.

Benefits for Amputations

  October 10, 2016     By Jeffrey S. Gross, Attorney at Law
When workers experience a serious injury, such as an amputation of a finger, they can pursue a Workers’ Compensation claim for wages lost and a lump sum award due to a “specific loss.”

What You Need to Know about Treaty Employee Visas When Immigrating to Florida

  October 7, 2016     By Apfelbaum Law
Treaty employees from foreign countries that have signed navigation and commerce treaties with the United States can use treaty employee visas to gain entrance to the United States. They can do this as an employee of a treaty trader who has started an import/export business between the United States and the employee’s country of origin.

New Florida Workers’ Compensation Bill Will Change Penalties

  October 6, 2016     By Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, P.A.
There’s a new workers’ compensation bill in the Florida Senate, and if it is enacted, it will make some serious changes. It’s argued that the changes will do a few things, including make sure that businesses are not shut down needlessly when it’s discovered that they are not carrying insurance, and it will offer tougher penalties as is increases the actual fine multiplier from 1.5 times to 2 times.

Women Claim They Got Sick After Being Denied Right to Pump Breast Milk at Work

  October 6, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Female pilots say working conditions made it impossible to express breast milk

Basic Aspects of Cyprus Employment Law

  October 6, 2016     By Antonis Paschalides & Co LLC
With the financial crisis, employment law questions are becoming increasingly important to businesses. It is therefore, important for both employees and employers to be aware of their rights and obligations towards one another to avoid costly and lengthy litigation procedures that harm the reputation of the company.

Workers Claim They Were Forced to Work Off-the-Clock, Now They’re Suing

  September 28, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Thousands of Chipotle employees say they were cheated out of their pay.

Religious Freedom Bill and LGBT Community

  September 28, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Congressional leaders are in heated arguments over a proposed bill that would protect religious freedom, but could also allow members of the LGBT community to suffer legal discrimination. The proposed bill titled, The First Amendment Defense Act, would prohibit anyone from bringing legal action against a person exercising their religious beliefs.

Sleeping on the Job in Malaysia - Is it Misconduct?

  September 28, 2016     By Donovan & Ho Advocates and Solicitors
Can you terminate an employee for sleeping on the job?

Child Support Payments

  September 27, 2016     By Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias
How does an obligation to pay child support impact someone’s right to workers’ compensation benefits?

Workplace Injury Claims through Civil Lawsuits

  September 27, 2016     By Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias
Can an injured worker pursue a claim for pain and suffering through a civil lawsuit alleging negligence; or is the injured worker limited to just a claim for workers’ compensation benefits?

Employment Law in Germany – Formal Warnings of Dismissal

  September 22, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
In order to effectively issue ordinary notice of dismissal for reasons relating to conduct, it is often necessary for the employer to have previously issued a formal written warning.

Woman Complained About Unequal Pay, so Company Sued Her

  September 16, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
What employees need to know about unlawful retaliation

Advocating for Those Facing Workplace Discrimination

  September 13, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was an iconic step in the right direction for the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. Under the ADA, those who had previously been negatively impacted by discrimination in the workplace could benefit from federal protection.

Fighting Against Employment Discrimination

  September 13, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Employment discrimination, while it can take on various forms and different levels of severity, is always illegal in the eyes of state and federal laws. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ensures that no individual is to be discriminated against in the workplace based on “race, color, religion, sex and national origin.” While the Civil Rights Act has protected employee rights for over 50 years, much remains to be done.

Advocating for LGBT Individuals in the Workplace

  September 12, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Americans in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community (LGBT) have fought for and won many rights in the past few years. While individuals in the LGBT community and their allies have made progress, much remains to be accomplished.

Yes, You Can You be Fired for Your Political Social Media Posts (Sometimes)

  September 7, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
What workers need to know about their rights to free speech online

Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injuries

  September 7, 2016     By The Moynahan Law Firm
People often wonder whether there is any difference between a workers’ compensation and a typical personal injury case. While there are numerous smaller or technical differences, there are two major differences, which cannot be minimized.

What All Tipped Employees Need to Know About Tip Credits

  September 2, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Employee suing over allegedly unfair pay deductions.

The New International Labor Law and the Turquoise Card System in Turkey

  September 1, 2016     By Ketenci & Ketenci
With the increasing flow of FDI into Turkey in the past decade, the number of international employees have substantially escalated within the Turkish companies. In 2003, the government introduced the previous Law on the Foreigners’ Work Permit (No. 4817) in order to meet the needs of the market by allowing the employment of the foreign employees and to comply with the relevant international standards.

New Directive in EU Law on Trade Secrets and Know-how

  August 25, 2016     By Hammond, Minciu and Associates
Whilst the protection of Know-how and Trade Secrets is usually covered in local law there is often confusion as to how this will translate internationally and how will clauses covering this in a contract governed by one law be considered in another jurisdiction.

Common HIPAA Violations

  August 24, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is legislation that provides guidelines and practices for the safeguarding of private medical information. Most familiar to the general public is HIPAA’s Title II, which established national standards for the electronic access and transmission of personal health care information.

Pregnant Worker Had to Get Boss’s Approval to Use Restroom

  August 22, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Employee awarded $550K for pregnancy discrimination.

LAG Sachsen-Anhalt on Video Surveillance at the Workplace in Germany

  August 19, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Video surveillance at the workplace does not inevitably give rise to claims for damages. That was the verdict of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Sachsen-Anhalt [Regional Labour Court of Saxony-Anhalt] (Az.: 6 Sa 301/14).

Dismissal Without Notice for Private Use of Work Computer Effective in Germany

  August 18, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Unauthorized private use of a work computer can justify dismissal without notice. That was the verdict of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Sachsen-Anhalt [Regional Labour Court of Saxony-Anhalt] in its ruling of May 26, 2016.

Gag Rules Are Against the Law— Know Your Rights!

  August 17, 2016     By Felahy Employment Lawyers
What are gag rules? Is there one on the books in your workplace? A lot of bosses put these kinds of rules in place without knowing that anything is wrong. But actually, preventing employees from discussing wages and working conditions with one another is against the law.

Restrictive Covenants

  August 17, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
A restrictive covenant is a contractual agreement between an employer and employee that can significantly limit the employee’s future earning potential. The terms and conditions of a restrictive covenant are binding and can impact where an employee can work, limit who they can work for, and prohibit them from contacting former clients or coworkers once they terminate their employment.

Workers’ Compensation for Toxic Exposure

  August 18, 2016     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
If you have been exposed to harmful toxic chemicals, you could be eligible to receive benefits through Workers’ Compensation. The benefits do not depend on whether the injury or disease was caused in a one-time exposure that was significant, or if injury occurred as a result of long-term exposure, which is most often referred to as an occupational disease.

South Jersey Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers

  August 16, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Despite all of the progress America has made in the past 50 years with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963, sexual harassment and the glass ceiling still pose a threat to females in the workplace. Many women return to work after maternity leave to find their compensation altered or their position changed.

EEOC Shows Harassment Still an Issue

  August 16, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
In today’s day and age, it is easy to assume that many of the hot button issues of days past have come and gone. The same jokes used in Hollywood films years ago are no longer regarded as funny, and each day women have more career and educational opportunities.

Is Congress Ready to Revise the Stark Law?

  August 16, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
It seems that most physicians do not have a favorable opinion of the physician self-referral provisions, known as the Stark Law. The Stark law is actually three separate provisions that govern self–referral for Medicare and Medicaid patients.

EEOC LGBT Cases in the News

  August 16, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Currently, Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, but does not explicitly cover sexual orientation or transgender status. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken a continuously expansive view of Title VII, aggressively enforcing violations of all types of sex discrimination.

Company Shortchanges Workers Out of Overtime to the Tune of $1.8 Million

  August 10, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Working more than 40 hours per week without extra compensation is part of the deal if you’re an exempt employee. But what if you suspect that you’ve been misclassified? Then, having to work additional hours can really sting.

Perceiving the Significance of Maritime Labour Convention 2006 for Indonesia

  August 16, 2016     By AM Oktarina Counselors at Law
Maritime Labour Convention 2006 is a global milestone for the maritime industry. However Indonesia has not yet ratified this particular convention. Under this article we will see how the MLC 2006 contemplated a higher standards and more strict requirements for shipowners in comparison with the Indonesian Law No. 7 Year 2000 concerning Seafarers.

Was it Horseplay or Sexual Harassment? Worker Claims Male-on-Male Antics Created Hostile Work Environment

  August 4, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Supervisors participated in inappropriate behavior Joking on the job can certainly be a morale booster … but if it goes too far, serious problems can arise.

Options after Being Sexually Harassed

  August 4, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Facing sexual harassment can be uncomfortable and humiliating. When many people think of sexual harassment, they think of catcalls or jeers directed at women. Although this type of behavior certainly qualifies as sexual harassment, it far from defines it.

LAG Niedersachsen: Changes at Workplace Do Not Automatically Equate to Bullying in Germany

  August 4, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Official instructions from one’s superior do not automatically amount to bullying. That was the verdict of the Landesarbeitsgericht Niedersachsen (Regional Labour Court of Lower Saxony) on February 3, 2016 (Az.: 2 Sa 441/15).

Injured at the Gym

  August 4, 2016     By DiTomaso Law
If a slip and fall accident results in injury at a gym or health club, it may not occur to you at first that you may be eligible for compensation. However, any time you are injured and someone is at fault, you can seek damages for the medical attention, lost wages, and other financial losses that may incur, whether it is a business, sidewalk, or a private residence.

Termination Effective in Germany Despite Claim For Parental Leave

  August 2, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
If an employee fails to observe the required written form when claiming parental leave, the employer is entitled to dismiss the employee. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court (Az.: 9 AZR 145/15).

Fixed-term Employment Contract in Germany: Assignment Should Be Precisely Defined

  August 2, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
When it comes to fixed-term employment contracts linked to a specific assignment, employers need to take care and precisely define when the assignment in question has been fulfilled. Temporary employment can otherwise turn into a permanent position.

Is that a Real Employee or a Common-Law Employee?

  August 1, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Before you hire independent contractors, consult with a qualified business attorney to be sure you will comply with IRS regulations. Your attorney can help you draft a written contract that details the duties of the contractor and keeps you on the right side of the law.

Woman Claims Boss’s Retaliation Caused Her to Have a Stroke; Jury Awards her $3.2M

  July 28, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Four female employees say they were targeted for complaining about their supervisor

Romanian Employment Regulations

Being an employer in any jurisdiction seems to become more complicated as time goes on. I was recently reminded of this when we were advising an international client of the Firm on employment issues in Romania.

Are You Entitled to Commission after Quitting or Getting Fired?

What employees need to know about the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law

New Sex Discrimination Ruling

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently updated its sex discrimination rules mandated for all federal contractors. The rule is the first update in over 40 years and clearly defines laws relating to sexual profiling, pay discrimination, leave and accommodations for pregnant employees, gender identity, and leave disparities between men and women for childcare, illness, and family medical leave.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Facing Wrongful Termination Claim

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is facing wrongful termination accusations by a former data center supervisor. The former employee is alleging allegations of retaliation and wrongful termination following being let go by the hospital.

Musician Eddie Money Lawsuit

Well-known Classic Rock musician Eddie Money is facing sexual harassment claims as part of a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by his former drummer. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that Money fired him because of his age and physical issues related to cancer. In a recently filed amendment to the original lawsuit, the drummer also claims that Money repeatedly sexually harassed his fiancée who is also named as a plaintiff.

Amtrak Sued Following Fatal Accident

An April 3, 2016 collision on the southbound tracks just outside Chester, Pennsylvania fatally injured two railroad workers. The family of one of those men recently responded by filing a negligence action against Amtrak. According to the complaint filed on behalf of the worker’s two grown children, Amtrak failed to take reasonable steps to avoid the tragedy.

Workers' Compensation Files Allegedly Hacked in California

Three of the largest Workers’ Compensation insurance companies in California have been accused of hacking into over 32,000 confidential Workers’ Compensation files in a federal lawsuit filed by a California worker. The lawsuit is seeking class action status after being originally filed in April of this year.

Anti-SLAPP Motions in Connection with Employment Law Claims

Employers and employees alike should be aware of the not-so-new litigation device known as the anti-SLAPP motion to strike. This motion, typically filed in the early stages of a case, is designed to strike a Complaint before it gets off the ground.

How Does Workers' Compensation Work in Memphis?

When a Memphis worker is injured on the job, they can rely on workers’ compensation for medical benefits, and in some cases, replacement wages. Workers’ compensation laws are complicated, though, and differ from state to state.

SEC v. Dawn J. Bennett: From “Financial Myth Busting” To “Busted”

Last fall, the SEC initiated disciplinary proceedings against financial advisor and self-proclaimed “Financial Myth Buster” Dawn Bennett, accusing her of publicly inflating her client assets under management (or “AUM”) and exaggerating her investment returns.

LAG Schleswig-Holstein: Dismissal Following Sit-in Effective in Germany

Everything has its limits, including negotiations concerning a wage increase. As demonstrated by a ruling of the Landesarbeitsgericht Schleswig-Holstein (LAG) [Regional Labour Court of Schleswig-Holstein], these can even end with the dismissal of the employee.

Third Parties and Construction Accidents

  By HG.org
Accidents often occur in construction sites to workers and managers dealing with material. For the companies that purchase a workers’ compensation package, these individuals usually obtain benefits from these programs to compensate for lack of work, loss of limb, lost income and other related issues. These benefits are normally available no matter who is at fault for the accident.

How to Claim Workers' Compensation in Queensland, Australia

If you are an employee then you are entitled to compensation in case of an injury. The employer has to make sure his workers are covered by a state-funded insurance. In Queensland, the work cover is usually provided by Work Cover Queensland.

Can You Be Fired Over a Personality Conflict? What You Need to Know about At-Will Employment

How at-will employment can be used to disguise discrimination

Death on the Job

The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) compiled a report on worker safety, losses and deaths recently. Not only did the report tackle issues of gender, race, job industry and more, but it also exposed the most dangerous states in respect to worker fatalities and injuries.

Sexual Harassment Can Cause Health Problems

According to a sociologist from the University of Maine, approximately 70 percent of women and nearly 45 percent of men have experienced sexual harassment at work.

Transgender Employees Tackle Discrimination

The San Francisco LGBT Center recently launched a new media campaign hoping to encourage employers to hire transgender employees and inspire transgender people to pursue their career goals in the face of LGBTQ discrimination.

Sexual Harassment Not Always Overt

The Boston Court of Appeals recently made an important statement about what constitutes sexual harassment when it reinstated a bank employee’s case that the U.S. District Court in Boston has earlier dismissed.

CEO Wages and Gender Disparity

According to a recent analysis of executive compensation by Equilar and the Associated Press, wage equality between male and female CEOs is moving in the right direction.

BAG: Dismissal without Notice for Refusal to Work Effective in Germany

Persistent refusal by an employee to perform his work duties as laid out in the employment contract can give rise to extraordinary and immediate dismissal. That was the verdict of Germany’s Federal Labour Court, the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG).

BAG: Claims Lapse Following Expiry of Negotiated Limitation Period in Germany

If an employment contract includes a collectively agreed limitation period, any claims need to be asserted in writing within said period of time vis-à-vis the opposing party to the claim.

What Does an Employment Lawyer Do?

  By HG.org
Employment lawyers provide a variety of services to employees and employers. Some of the common tasks that lawyers in this practice area help with include:

Does an Injury Suffered on Break or Lunch Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

  By HG.org
Employees who are injured on the job are usually entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. Additionally, complexities can arise in certain cases, including those that involve injuries that happened off the clock or during a break.

Heart and Back Problems in Workers’ Compensation Claims

  By HG.org
Heart and back problems are common for many Americans. When a person suffers an injury or illness related to the heart or back, it is sometimes caused by work. Manual labor jobs are often associated with these medical conditions and related injuries. Heart and back problems are two of the most common health-related issues.

Does Workers’Compensation Cover Telecommuters

  By HG.org
Many American workers work a job in which they do not have to report to a central job location each day. They may work out of a home office, on the road or in another location. They keep in touch with their employer through telephone, Internet and other methods of communication. While this type of work can provide benefits for both the employee and employer, workers may be confused about their rights when they sustain an injury out of the traditional workplace.

Airplane Work Injuries

  By HG.org
Hazards are everywhere for those that work in the airline industry. Ever present dangers pose a threat to safety at the jobsite. Injury may be the result of these dangers for these employees and others. Individuals who are injured at work may be able to receive compensation under the workers’ compensation program.

Feds Cracking Down on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

EEOC files suit against Pennsylvania employer; Baltimore company settles for $202K

Egyptian Labor Law

Governing Laws and Decrees: Employment matters in Egypt are primarily regulated by the following legislative sources: Law No. 47 for the year 1978 governing civil servants; Law No. 48 for the year 1978 governing public sector employees; Law No. 203 for the year 1991, addressing special requirements for employees working in the public commercial (business) sector of the State; Law No. 12 for the year 2003, regulating relationship between employers and employees in private sector.

How Does an OSHA Violation Affect a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

  By HG.org
Individuals who are injured at work typically file a workers’ compensation claim if they want the employer to take financial responsibility for the injury. While an employee does not have to show that the employer was negligent and caused the accident, evidence of this characteristic can have legal significance.

Is Depression Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Laws?

  By HG.org
Many Americans deal with work-related depression on a normal basis. Often those inflected with this malady find the cause to be their job, even if it is exciting or enjoyable. Mental issues and mental health instances tend to be common in various work industries.

Boss Told Female Bartender that Her Pregnant Belly Would Be Bad for Business

Women secretly recorded her boss during termination meeting.

Are Mental Illnesses Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Laws?

  By HG.org
Workers’ compensation covers work-related injuries and illnesses. Whether a particular injury or illness is covered by workers’ compensation varies as each state has its own workers’ compensation system and unique definitions.

Underreporting of Work Injuries

  By HG.org
American workers are entitled to a safe workplace as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. One way that this right is protected is by requiring employers to report certain work injuries so that problems can be identified and resolved as they arise. However, many employers may underreport work injuries to the detriment of their employees.

Unsafe Asbestos Removal

  By HG.org
Many buildings were constructed with asbestos insulation in the past. After the discovery that the material is hazardous to humans, many companies have endeavored to remove as much of the material as possible. It is when the removal becomes dangerous to workers that health and safety should be reinforced.

Commonly Used Terms in a Long-Term Disability Claim

Many insurance policies are drafted with confusing and technical terms that appear in denial letters. This is why it is important to hire a lawyer who practices disability law and can help you understand the meaning of these terms and why your claim was denied, and of course, represent your best interests.

WARN Act Class Action Lawsuit

A former employee of TMP IPSCO Koppel Tubulars LLC has filed a class action lawsuit, alleging that the tubular producer company unlawfully terminated employees and withheld wages and benefits.

Rights of OSHA Whistleblowers

  By HG.org
In the United States, employees have the right to work in a safe environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration establishes guidelines and investigates workplace accidents. In order to encourage reporting companies that violate established principles, OSHA provides protections to individuals who have alerted the agency of certain violations.

Temporary Workers and Workplace Accidents

  By HG.org
Approximately 2.7 million workers in the United States are considered “temporary workers.” This makes up ten percent of the American workforce.

When Restaurants Are Responsible for Illness and Injury

  By HG.org
Restaurants may be dangerous places for both workers and customers. Accidents happen in the kitchen often, but mishaps may occur in the dining area as well. Various factors may cause these incidences, but many of the circumstances are preventable.

Risks for Night-Shift Employees and Workers’ Compensation

  By HG.org
Working at night is a common occurrence for over two million Americans. While there may be some benefits such as higher wages due to the shift, there are many drawbacks as well. The absence of any management may be one disadvantage when any type of injury is sustained. With less or the total lack of supervision, many workers may take risks not necessary for workers of other shifts.

A Huge Change to Overtime Rules is on the Way

On May 17, 2016 whitehouse.gov announced sweeping changes to Department of Labor policy when it comes to worker eligibility for overtime pay, or rather, one major change is being made that will have a sweeping effect across the country for the coming decade.

Right to Die Law Raises Questions of Disability Discrimination in California

California's so-called right to die law went into effect  June 9th, and its potential ramifications have been hotly debated between proponents of physician assisted death and disability advocates. Notably, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, a group that seeks to ensure legal help for disabled people, has released an in-depth statement expressing vehement opposition to the new law .

Funeral Home Employees Claim that Boss Was Preoccupied with Sex

Multiple women filed complaints about his aggressive and inappropriate behavior.

What Businesses Must Do to Adhere to the New Overtime Rule

The Department of Labor announced a new rule that greatly expands the number of administrative and professional employees who may be paid overtime by their employers. The new rule will take effect on December 1, 2016, making it very important that businesses throughout Florida evaluate employee classifications and make any necessary adjustments to comply with the new laws.

Before Starting a Business, Know What Labor Laws Apply to You

The process of starting a new business can be hard to navigate. Labor laws regulating employer relationships with potential employees can be confusing.

Drug Testing in a Florida Workers' Compensation Claim

An employer may deny "medical and indemnity benefits" outlined in chapter 440 of the Florida statutes (which provide workers compensation benefits to injured workers) if an employee's drug test is positive for prohibited substances. However, the employer can only do this in most circumstances if they conduct the test according to rules outlined in the statute.

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