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Romanian Employment Regulations

  July 21, 2016     By Hammond, Minciu and Associates
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?

  July 19, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
What employees need to know about the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law

New Sex Discrimination Ruling

  July 19, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
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

  July 19, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
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

  July 19, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
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

  July 18, 2016     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
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

  July 18, 2016     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
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

  July 15, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
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?

  July 15, 2016     By Morgan & Morgan
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”

  July 12, 2016     By Shustak Reynolds & Partners, PC
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

  July 12, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
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

  July 9, 2016     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

  July 11, 2016     By Carter Capner Law
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

  July 8, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
How at-will employment can be used to disguise discrimination

Death on the Job

  July 7, 2016     By Galfand Berger LLP
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

  July 7, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
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

  July 7, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
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

  July 7, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
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

  July 6, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
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

  July 6, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
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

  July 6, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
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?

  July 3, 2016     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?

  July 3, 2016     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

  July 2, 2016     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

  July 1, 2016     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

  July 1, 2016     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

  June 30, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
EEOC files suit against Pennsylvania employer; Baltimore company settles for $202K

Egyptian Labor Law

  June 27, 2016     By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
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?

  June 24, 2016     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?

  June 24, 2016     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

  June 23, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Women secretly recorded her boss during termination meeting.

Are Mental Illnesses Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Laws?

  June 22, 2016     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

  June 22, 2016     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

  June 21, 2016     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

  June 21, 2016     By Aaron Waxman & Associates
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

  June 20, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
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

  June 20, 2016     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

  June 19, 2016     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

  June 17, 2016     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

  June 17, 2016     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

  June 17, 2016     By Felahy Employment Lawyers
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

  June 17, 2016     By Felahy Employment Lawyers
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

  June 16, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Multiple women filed complaints about his aggressive and inappropriate behavior.

What Businesses Must Do to Adhere to the New Overtime Rule

  June 16, 2016     By Marshall Socarras Grant, PL
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

  June 15, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
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

  June 14, 2016     By Coye Law Firm
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.

Sample Workers' Compensation Deposition Questions In Florida

  June 14, 2016     By Coye Law Firm
This article lists some sample questions that you may be asked by the opposing counsel in a deposition. The deposition is a legal meeting that carries the same importance as a hearing in front of a judge, so you are legally liable for whatever you say in the meeting. If you are confused or unsure during a question, you are allowed to consult your lawyer. Try your hardest to remember accurate answers, but don't be afraid to admit you don't remember something.

Jury Awards Doctor-Inventor $8.7 Million

  June 13, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Dr. James Quinn, a professor of surgery and emergency medicine at Stanford University, was accused of stealing trade secrets while working as a consultant for Chemence Medical Products Inc., (Chemence Medical). An Atlanta jury recently ruled in Dr. Quinn’s favor, and found that the company’s lawsuit against him was in bad faith. The jury awarded Dr. Quinn $8.7 million for commissions that Chemence Medical had failed to pay him.

Blow the Whistle without Fear: The Importance of Whistleblowers’ Protection in the EU

  June 14, 2016     By Michalopoulou & Associates
Whistleblowing as corruption-fighter, is also known as a practice that deals with one of the most serious social issues of our time. A whistleblower reports any illicit incidents or corrupt practices. The following questions then emerge:

How a Workers’ Compensation Claims Differs from a Personal Injury Claim

  June 12, 2016     By HG.org
When an individual is injured at work, he or she may wonder whether to file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury claim. There are significant differences between these two options and filing a personal injury claim may not always be an available remedy depending on the circumstances of the case.

Heat Injuries in the Workplace

  June 11, 2016     By HG.org
Every year, thousands of employees suffer serious injuries or die while performing their basic work duties. One reason for these staggering statistics is because of harm caused by heat.

What All Workers Over 40 Need to Know about Age Bias

  June 10, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Sometimes age discrimination can be extremely subtle, but that doesn’t make it legal

Facts about Illinois Workers’ Compensation

  June 8, 2016     By HG.org
Worker’s compensation is not always understood by those that may claim it through work. Due to this lack of knowledge and an employer’s incentive to pay out as little as possible on a claim, injured employees may not receive the entire amount of benefits to which they are entitled.

Workplace Injuries Happen Every Seven Seconds

  June 9, 2016     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), an American worker is injured every seven seconds, with 12,900 workers per day, and 4.7 million a year. As though this rate weren’t alarming enough, this number is projected to grow as 160,000 workers, many of whom were younger, took jobs in April of 2016. While it is reassuring that jobs are opening up after the economic recession, an emphasis on workplace safety is imperative.

Claims for Wrist Tendonitis

  June 8, 2016     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
Wrist tendonitis occurs when repetitive motion or overuse causes the tendons in the wrist to become inflamed.

Statute of Limitations for Benefits

  June 8, 2016     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
Approximately one in 100 employees in America file for Workers’ Compensation benefits each year.

Pre-Existing Conditions and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

  June 8, 2016     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
Most people will agree that getting injured or ill on the job can be a physically and emotionally painful experience that often causes employees to miss days, weeks or in some cases, months of work.

New Jersey Hospital Accused of Race Discrimination

  June 6, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
A former medical assistant at Bergen Regional Medical Center recently filed a lawsuit against the hospital.

Office Accidents

  June 7, 2016     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
While workplace injuries are typically imagined in occupations where heavy machinery is used or people are working from high heights, office workers often suffer workplace injuries that affect their daily life, ranging from minor to severe. Whether an injury leads to temporary lost work or has a permanent, life-altering effect on the rest of your life, it is imperative to seek damages and compensation as soon as possible to ensure the best outcome for your case.

Keeping Construction Sites Safe

  July 11, 2016     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
In 2016, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) conducted a survey amongst construction firms and discovered that 71% of those companies planned to add to their workforce. This increase in construction employees calls for a greater need for sustained safety education for both new hires and veterans of the trade alike.

Workplace Risks in the Restaurant Industry

  June 5, 2016     By HG.org
Restaurants often have many hazards that cause work-related injury to many workers each year. By learning about the potential risks in the restaurant industry, employers and employees can take steps to make the workplace safer and prevent injuries.

Cash Payments Alone Do Not Make You an Independent Contractor in Kentucky

  June 4, 2016     By Scheynost Law Offices, P.S.C.
Being paid cash is only one fact to look at to determine if you are an independent contractor or employee for Kentucky workers' compensation.

My Co-worker Watches Porn All Day and My Boss Won’t Stop Him

  June 3, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Court weighs in on hostile work environment claim

Transgender Students May Sue

  June 2, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
A transgender student in South Carolina was recently told by school administrators to use the girls’ bathroom, even though he identified as male.

Insight into Transgender Rights

  June 4, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Currently, The Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records and Department of Health holds a policy that bars transgender people from changing their birth certificate unless they undergo gender confirmation surgery.

Age Discrimination Study

  June 2, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
With much of the American population growing older and a severely low employment rate among those over 62, Social Security faces severe long-term challenges.

North Carolina Sues Justice Department Over Discriminatory Bathroom Bill

  June 4, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
[In May,] the U.S. federal government informed North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory that the state’s controversial bathroom law, House Bill 2 (HB 2), violates the Civil Rights Act, and the Justice Department gave the state until Monday to remedy the situation. North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” bars transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

Are SEPTA’S Hiring Practices Discriminatory?

  June 4, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
A 56-year-old Philadelphia resident has filed a pre-employment discrimination lawsuit against SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) after his offer of employment was rescinded following a criminal background check.

General Mills Age Discrimination Action

  June 3, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
General Mills must defend itself against new allegations of age discrimination, following a recent complaint filed by 29 former employees in Minnesota federal court.

Does North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill” Effectively Legalize Employment Discrimination?

  June 3, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Many individuals, groups and corporations have spoken out in opposition to North Carolina’s outrageous, discriminatory “bathroom bill.”

Settlement In Discrimination Class Action Suit

  June 2, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced a $2.1 million settlement with Mavis Discount Tire, Inc. for charges of sexual discrimination brought about by a class action suit representing 48 plaintiffs.

Transgender High School Restrooms

  June 2, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit handed down a favorable decision Tuesday for a Virginia teenager who has taken the fight against transgender discrimination in his high school to federal court.

Whistleblower Process and Retaliation in the Workplace

  June 3, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
The term “whistleblower” is often heard on the news and can include a very large variety of factors in both the public and private realm. A general definition of a whistleblower is someone who speaks out against a perceived wrongdoing.

Reduced Hours May Lead to Discrimination Claims

  June 3, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
There is a class action case pending in the Federal Southern District of New York alleging the popular family bar and restaurant, Dave and Buster’s, discriminated against its employees by cutting work hours to avoid providing those employees with health insurance.

Radio Station Denied Dismissal of Overtime Lawsuit

  June 3, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Efforts by WHYY Inc. to obtain dismissal of allegations that claim it violated various state and federal labor laws were unsuccessful February 1, 2016 when a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled that the case should move forward. The plaintiff – a former Manager of Corporate Sponsorships and Manager of Corporate Affairs at the station – claims in a 2015 complaint that she routinely worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

Lyft Settles Labor Lawsuit Filed By Drivers

  June 2, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Lyft, a popular transportation company where people in need of a ride can get a “lift” from regular people, recently settled a class-action lawsuit that was filed against them back in 2013 by drivers in California.

EEOC Issues Guidance for HIV Positive Employees

  June 2, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has just issued two publications detailing the rights afforded to job applicants and employees living with HIV under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

When Can an Injured Employee File a Lawsuit Against His Employer?

  June 2, 2016     By HG.org
When workers are injured on the job, their usual course of recourse is to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are several scenarios that may arise that provide a basis for a civil lawsuit against an employer.

Bill to Improve Construction Worker Safety in Maryland

  June 2, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Legislators in Maryland have introduced a new bill that will have a major impact on the construction industry. HB977 will address some of the significant safety issues that have plagued the industry for years, and make serious reforms that will ensure adequate health plans for employees and improve worksite safety.

Slip and Fall Accidents

  June 3, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of workplace injuries and fatalities. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that slip and fall accidents are responsible for 15 percent of all work-related fatalities in the United States.

Innovative Employee Incentives – Are They at the Doorstep?

  May 31, 2016     By Jalsovszky Law Firm
One of the most efficient ways to motivate employees is to make them owners. In Hungary, however, plenty of legal and tax obstacles have restricted the introduction of such incentive so far. Changes made to the legal and tax environment in the recent years may yet boost the spread of employee stock programmes in the future.

Workplace Risks in the Construction Industry

  May 27, 2016     By HG.org
While every workplace poses a certain degree of risk, some industries are more inherently dangerous than others. Such is the case with the construction industry.

Does New Overtime Rule Impact You? What Workers Need to Know

  May 27, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
4.2 million more people may qualify for overtime.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Pennsylvania

  May 28, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed two federal lawsuits against employers who are accused of sexual discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation.

Pennsylvania Company Sued for Docking Wages for Bathroom Breaks

  June 6, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
A company that publishes newsletters and employs telemarketers to sell its newsletters based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has been ordered by a U.S. District Judge to pay $1.75 million to 6,000 employees who are entitled to unpaid wages and damages.

Availability of Workers Compensation Benefits to Surviving Families in Illinois

  May 26, 2016     By HG.org
For most employees in Illinois, the workers’ compensation program that applies is one that is regulated and overseen by a state agency. In some cases, the employer may be required to provide benefits to surviving family members of injured workers.

Family Medical Leave Provides Temporary Protection

  May 31, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
An employee receiving short or long-term disability benefits cannot be fired while exhausting time off from work afforded by the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Gender Transitioning in the Workplace

  May 27, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Coming to the decision to transition from one gender to another is the first step in a very long and often difficult process. Many individuals wrestle with their gender identity for a very long time, and some will face even more hurdles with family, friends and relatives who may struggle with their decision.

Discrimination at the Workplace Based on Pregnancy

  May 31, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Women who are pregnant can oftentimes face a number of difficult challenges throughout the course of their pregnancy, from health complications to physical and emotional obstacles. When a pregnant women bears these struggles, they may also deal with the frustration of an unsympathetic employer.

Mudtech Overtime Lawsuit

  May 31, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
On November 12, 2015, a class action lawsuit was filed against global oilfield services company, MudTech Services, alleging that the company did not pay overtime wages as required by law.

Pennsylvania Salon Targeted in Lawsuit

  May 27, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
An alleged policy by the Essentials Salon and Day Spa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania of hiring only young employees has sparked a new federal lawsuit by a spurned job applicant.

Settlement for Racial Discrimination

  May 26, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Local 25, a northern New Jersey sheet metal trade union, has been ordered to pay $1.6 million dollars and other damages to African-American and Hispanic journeypersons who were victims of employment discrimination.

Sexual Harassment Suit Against Elton John

  June 1, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
A Los Angeles, California police sergeant employed as a security guard and body guard working for musician Elton John has filed a lawsuit against the celebrity, claiming he was a victim of repeated incidents of sexual harassment, sexual battery, and battery while under his employ from 2002 through 2014.

Discrimination Alleged by Camden Police Officers

  May 31, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Three former Camden City Police Department officers have filed a lawsuit against the Camden County Police Department alleging racial and age discrimination.

Increase in Minimum Wage is on the Horizon

  May 30, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
A United States congressman from New Jersey and several state political figures, including a state senator and assemblyman, are working together in an attempt to raise the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15.00 an hour.

Paycheck Fairness Act

  June 1, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Congress considered the Paycheck Fairness Act for the eighth time in 2015. New Jersey Congressman Donald Payne Jr., together with Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, reintroduced the legislation in an effort to ensure gender equality in the workplace.

Conscientious Employee Protection Act Keeps Whistleblowers Safe

  May 28, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
When companies defraud consumers or the government they may go to great lengths to keep their activities a secret. Employees are often the best source of information when it comes to this type of wrongdoing, but may fear the consequences of speaking out.

Transsexuals Are Protected Under New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

  May 27, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
As the transgender community continues to grow and become more widely accepted, the state of New Jersey strictly enforces the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), which protects the civil rights of these individuals, including their right to work without the fear of termination or discrimination due to their gender identity.

Firefighters Sexual Bias Suit in New jersey

  May 27, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Rockaway Township and the Hibernia Fire Company 1 in New Jersey recently agreed to pay $100,000 to a former female fire lieutenant to settle a sexual bias lawsuit claiming she had to endure a hostile work environment and harassment because of her gender.

Paid Sick Leave for New Jersey Workers

  May 26, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
The New Jersey Senate recently passed a bill that will require all employers in the state to provide paid sick leave to its employees.

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