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- Is Your Employer Skimming from Your Paycheck?
New report shows companies steal billions from workers every year. A new report reveals some alarming findings that all workers should be aware of.
- When Can I Legally Have My Children Work in the Family Business?
It is important to know when children are legally able to join and work in a family business. This is often determined by age, the amount of hours and other factors that could affect how much the labor laws apply.
- Legal Requirements for Freelancers
Freelancing legal requirements and aspects are often confusing to those that have only just started or that have not fully researched these matters. It is important for a freelancer to know what is legally required for the job, for tax purposes, the government and for his or her own personal protection.
- What All Tipped Employees Need to Know about Tip Credits
Believe it or not, even people who work at the so-called happiest place on earth have their complaints. A restaurant worker at a major theme park/resort is suing the company, claiming that her employer unlawfully deducted tip credits from her pay.
- Workers’ Compensation Benefits after Getting Fired
Workers’ Compensation laws are tricky for the average person to navigate. After sustaining a workplace injury, many employees question their job security. If an injured worker is out of work, an employer typically must fill the vacant position to keep things running smoothly.
- Can My Employee Say That?
With the recent “Google memo” fiasco in the news, many employers are questioning whether Google was permitted to fire one of its engineers over an internal memo that criticized the company’s gender and racial diversity measures. The lengthy 3,000-word memo discusses the now-ex employee’s views on Google’s programs, hiring practices, and treatment of certain employees.
- Am I Protected as a Whistleblower if Employer’s Criminal Activities Are Not Reported until after I Was Fired?
Before blowing the whistle on a supervisor or manager, it is important to ensure the employee is protected from the action. Even if the person was fired for an unrelated matter, it is imperative that the rights of the worker are protected from retaliation and adverse consequences.
- Outrage Over Google Memo Goes Too Far
A Google employee's opinion that diversity initiatives should focus less on race and gender prompted outrage.
- Legal Checklist for Hiring New Employees
When hiring a new employee, it is important to understand the legal requirements associated with this relationship. There are several legal requirements that employers must be aware of in order to ensure that they comply with all relevant laws.
- New York State Issues Paid Family Leave Regulations Broadly Construing Circumstances Qualifying for Leave
In 2016, New York State enacted a bill, N.Y. State Senate Bill No. 3004-A, N.Y. State Assembly Bill No. A. 3870A (the “paid family leave law”).