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- What Questions Must an Employer Avoid Asking During an Interview?
Everyday, millions of Americans go on interviews, and everyday employers walk through a legal minefield of potentially dangerous questions. While some of the questions may seem harmless and intended solely to get to know the interviewee, they could actually open the company up to liability for various types of discrimination should that individual not receive an offer for the position.
- Workers' Compensation Programs are Failing Injured Workers
According to two reports recently released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and ProPublica, injuries occurring in the workplace are costing Americans more and more money.
- Financial Worth of Amputation Injury Varies by State
There are numerous circumstances in which a worker could lose a limb in a workplace accident.
- Flaws with Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation System
There are some inherent problems within the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system.
- Workplace Sexual Harassment As Defined by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
One of the most common forms of workplace harassment in California takes the form of sexual harassment. Like any other form of harassment, it is prohibited in the workplace pursuant to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Sexual harassment is defined as any unwanted sexual advances and offensive behavior that are sexual in nature.
- Deadly Explosion at a Metal Production Plant
An explosion at a metal production plant with a history of safety violations has been ruled an accident by local police.
- OSHA Seeks Fines Following Roofer's Electrocution Death
A Pennsylvania remodeling company is being fined after one of their workers was fatally electrocuted on the job last September.
- Are There Any Protections for Transgender Employees?
For decades, the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act has failed to pass, which would sweeping protections to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the workforce. Without this law, transgender employees do have some protections, but not as many as people who have been traditionally protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
- How Does Workers’ Compensation Work?
Injured employees across the country are able to receive medical treatment and have a portion of their wages replaced after being injured in a work-related accident or becoming ill on the job through the workers’ compensation program. Employers and employees both have a number of responsibilities under the program.
- Federal Labor Laws
Employees in the United States are protected by a number of key regulations. In addition to any laws on the state level, employees are also protected by more than 180 federal laws administered by the Department of Labor alone. Here are some of the more common forms of protection.