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- Employee vs. Independent Contractor Status
When an employee is hired by an employer, they agree to abide by the employer’s job description, expectations, schedule, method of payment, and benefits package.
- 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.
- Small Business Owners: Five Ways You May Be Breaking Employment Law Without Knowing It
Breaking Employment law? You may be a great employer, but you may be breaking employment law without even knowing you’re doing it. It’s pretty easy, as a business owner and an employer, to accidentally break the law. Here are five ways it can happen.
- What To Expect at a Workers' Compensation Trial
If your workers' compensation case is in dispute, your case may need to resolved through a workers' compensation trial.
- EEOC Updates Enforcement Guidance for Pregnant Employment
Pregnancy is considered a temporary disability under the law. Employers must provide equal benefits and treatment to pregnant employees as they do with employees who have other types of temporary disabilities.
- Healthcare Employees at Risk of Injury
Several investigations into workplace injuries of nurses and orderlies reveal a large number of career ending injuries.
- Can an Employer Fire/Not Hire Me for Failing a Physical?
Many employers use a variety of pre-employment tests to help find qualified employees. However, some strategies may be illegal if the test is targeted to weed out individuals with disabilities.
- Mental Health Injuries Resulting from on the Job Injuries
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a study that discusses how mental health issues are related to work site physical injuries.
- Walmart Worker Urges Disclosure of Gender Pay Information
In an effort to ensure pay equality at Walmart, an employee and shareholder of the company is urging disclosure of gender wage information by the retailer.
- If You See Your Company Polluting, Who Do You Call?
It is a sad fact, but every day thousands of companies around the world violate laws designed to protect the environment in order to cut costs and increase profits. If you suspect your company is doing so, or if you have witnessed the pollution yourself, you may be wondering what you can do to prevent it and whether there are any laws in place to protect you from the company's wrath after you do so.