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- Workplace Risks in the Construction Industry
While every workplace poses a certain degree of risk, some industries are more inherently dangerous than others. Such is the case with the construction industry.
- Does New Overtime Rule Impact You? What Workers Need to Know
4.2 million more people may qualify for overtime.
- Availability of Workers Compensation Benefits to Surviving Families in Illinois
For most employees in Illinois, the workers’ compensation program that applies is one that is regulated and overseen by a state agency. In some cases, the employer may be required to provide benefits to surviving family members of injured workers.
- Gender Transitioning in the Workplace
Coming to the decision to transition from one gender to another is the first step in a very long and often difficult process. Many individuals wrestle with their gender identity for a very long time, and some will face even more hurdles with family, friends and relatives who may struggle with their decision.
- Pennsylvania Salon Targeted in Lawsuit
An alleged policy by the Essentials Salon and Day Spa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania of hiring only young employees has sparked a new federal lawsuit by a spurned job applicant.
- Settlement for Racial Discrimination
Local 25, a northern New Jersey sheet metal trade union, has been ordered to pay $1.6 million dollars and other damages to African-American and Hispanic journeypersons who were victims of employment discrimination.
- Transsexuals Are Protected Under New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
As the transgender community continues to grow and become more widely accepted, the state of New Jersey strictly enforces the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), which protects the civil rights of these individuals, including their right to work without the fear of termination or discrimination due to their gender identity.
- Firefighters Sexual Bias Suit in New jersey
Rockaway Township and the Hibernia Fire Company 1 in New Jersey recently agreed to pay $100,000 to a former female fire lieutenant to settle a sexual bias lawsuit claiming she had to endure a hostile work environment and harassment because of her gender.
- Paid Sick Leave for New Jersey Workers
The New Jersey Senate recently passed a bill that will require all employers in the state to provide paid sick leave to its employees.
- Emotional Consequences of Workplace Discrimination
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sex, race or disability. It also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who blow the whistle on unlawful practices conducted within the company.