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- To Hire or Not to Hire: Independent Contractors Versus Employees
Most of the time, hiring an independent contractor for your business is a means of providing a temporary subject matter expert who can provide some measure of unique support. While some businesses do continue to retain employees of this type that have provided vast contributions to an organization this is not usually the case.
- How to File an Unpaid Wage Claim
Individuals who have not received the money that they are due for the work that they have already completed may choose to pursue an unpaid wage claim. This process may be completed through a state agency or a private cause of action.
- Which Groups of People Are Protected from Employment Discrimination?
Not all forms of discrimination or harassment are illegal. Simply because a person is singled out because his or her boss does not like him or her, this does not mean that the person has an actionable claim. Instead, the individual must be considered part of a protected class by state or federal law. Additionally, the discriminatory or harassing conduct must be because of membership in this protected class.
- OSHA Seeks Fines Following Roofer's Electrocution Death
A Pennsylvania remodeling company is being fined after one of their workers was fatally electrocuted on the job last September.
- Philadelphia Enacts Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
On May 13, 2015, workers in Philadelphia may begin to acquire paid sick leave hours under the “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces” Ordinance. Philadelphia becomes the 17th major city to pass a paid sick leave law.
- Chiropractic Care in the Workplace
On-site wellness and chiropractic care is a growing trend being embraced by many companies across the U.S.
- Title VII Protections for Volunteers
For as long as it has existed, American society has relied upon and revered the work of volunteers.
- Nationwide Decrease in Workers' Compensation Benefits
Cuts to Workers’ Compensation benefits across the nation have left many employees who have been seriously injured at work struggling to make ends meet.
- How Disability Attorneys Handle Social Security Claims
While every disability law firm handles cases slightly differently, there are many similarities between the firms. Here is an overview of how a disability attorney handles Social Security claims.
- Is the Person Working For Your Business an Independent Contractor or Employee?
Independent contractors and employees are not the same, and it’s important to understand the difference. Knowing this distinction will help you determine what your first hiring move will be and affect how you withhold a variety of taxes and avoid costly legal consequences.