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- What You Need to Know Before Requesting Medical Leave
When you or a member of your family are suffering due to a medical condition, you shouldn’t have to worry that asking for time off from work might have a negative impact on your job.
- Professional Liability Defense
The American Bar Association’s Professional Liability Committee has found a correlation between financial downturns and professional liability lawsuits. In general, when the economy slows, professional liability lawsuits spike.
- New York City Curtails Retail Businesses' and Fast Food Chains' Discretion in Scheduling Workers' Shifts
New laws in New York City substantially limit retail employers' and fast food establishments' discretion in scheduling work shifts for their employees.
- When do Employees Qualify for Overtime Exemptions?
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires certain hourly employees to be paid overtime rates when they work over a certain number of hours. However, there are many employees who are not entitled to overtime pay. These are referred to as exempt employees.
- Employer Discovered I was Underpaid, now Wants to Demote Me and Give a Lower Payment
Employment positions are often tenuous with possible demotions, pay cuts and termination on the horizon for any number of reasons. However, the fair labor and pay regulations provide certain protections for workers in each state and throughout the country.
- Workers’ Compensation
In many professions, day-to-day tasks involve some level of risk that could result in injury or illness. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that on the job illness and injuries that resulted in time away from work affected approximately 1.2 million individuals in 2015.
- Steps an Employer Can Take when an Employee Violates a Non-Compete Agreement
In order to protect certain business interests, some employers may choose to have employees sign a non-compete agreement. This agreement can prohibit certain conduct, such as working for a competitor for a specified period of time. However, sometimes employees violate the terms of such agreements and the business must consider how to react to this violation.
- Employment Discrimination: Expert Witnesses Explain Workplace Discrimination based on Gender Bias
In some situations, an employee may complain of sexual discrimination that is not necessarily sexual in nature. An employee may not be being harassed for sexual favors. Instead, he or she may be harassed because of gender bias or stereotypes. This type of discrimination is also illegal.
- Gender Wage Gap
A California federal court has ruled that employers are legally allowed to pay women less for the same work, based on the difference in their previous salaries. The 9th United States Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling by a lower court, which stated that differences in pay based on prior salaries was discriminatory.
- Expert Witness Explains Confined Space Hazards
Confined spaces are dangerous to many individuals for numerous reasons, but when the individual is trapped and unable to exit the location, he or she may become injured or suffer oxygen deprivation and other complications. Industrial and construction areas are frequently full of hazards that could confine a person in a small space if he or she is not paying attention to his or her surroundings.