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- No Impact on Whistleblower Claims after Off-Label Drugs Ruling
Although off-label prescription drugs are involved in many False Claims Act cases, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recent decision looks unlikely to have any major impact on whistleblower lawsuits.
- Whistleblower Rewards: A Reason for Taking a Risk
There are risks to blowing the whistle on illegal, corrupt or fraudulent business practices, but there are also protections and incentives built into the process as well.
- The Different Types of Workplace Discrimination
Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on everything from race and sex, to religion and physical ability. A growing body of law also seeks to prevent employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation, and various types of harassment.
- What is “At Will” Employment?
by Mann & Elias
“At will employment” means that employers and employees have a wide range of freedoms in terminating their work relationship. "At will" states allow the firing of employees with good reason or for virtually no reason at all; however the termination must not violate the terms of a written contract, or break state or federal laws. Employees who are hired under these circumstances generally have little job security, and very few legal opportunities to fight for their job if they are fired.
- Indigenous Women Share Perspectives on Violence at United Nations
Women have historically been subjected to legal discrimination based on their gender. With the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C.A. § 2000e et seq.), women are able to use the law to fight sex discrimination in employment, education, domestic relations.
- Andrew Cuomo Introduces Unprecedented Women’s Rights Legislation
New York is leading the way on legislation to ensure women aren't treated as second-class workers.
- Oklahoma Workers Compensation Reform in 2013
Missouri law requires most employers to carry insurance, which pays for medical treatment and lost time benefits for employees who are injured on the job. The law requires prompt payment of benefits at no cost to you if you sustain a work-related injury covered under the law.
- Steps to Take if You Are Being Denied Overtime from Your Employer
by Grey Law
In regards to overtime hours for employees, the United States Department of Labor in conjunction with the Fair Labor Standards Act have created stringent laws to protect workers throughout the nation, as well as enormous penalties for employers who don't abide by the regulations.
- 2013 California Employment Laws
In September 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown enacted a number of laws relating to employment law. It is important that employers are familiar with the changes in order to ensure compliance. The following list includes that changes made which, unless stated otherwise, will go into effect January 1, 2013.
- Federal Worker Claiming Employer Failed to Make a Reasonable Accommodation Must Have Requested One, Case Finds
The failure of an employer to make a reasonable accommodation is a form of prohibited discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act.