Employment Law

Employment law governs the rights and duties between employers and workers. Also referred to as labor law, these rules are primarily designed to keep workers safe and make sure they are treated fairly, although laws are in place to protect employers’ interests as well. Employment laws are based on federal and state constitutions, legislation, administrative rules, and court opinions. A particular employment relationship may also be governed by contract.

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  • How Does an OSHA Violation Affect a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
      by HG.org

    Individuals who are injured at work typically file a workers’ compensation claim if they want the employer to take financial responsibility for the injury. While an employee does not have to show that the employer was negligent and caused the accident, evidence of this characteristic can have legal significance.

  • Is Depression Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Laws?
      by HG.org

    Many Americans deal with work-related depression on a normal basis. Often those inflected with this malady find the cause to be their job, even if it is exciting or enjoyable. Mental issues and mental health instances tend to be common in various work industries.

  • Boss Told Female Bartender that Her Pregnant Belly Would Be Bad for Business

    Women secretly recorded her boss during termination meeting.

  • Are Mental Illnesses Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Laws?
      by HG.org

    Workers’ compensation covers work-related injuries and illnesses. Whether a particular injury or illness is covered by workers’ compensation varies as each state has its own workers’ compensation system and unique definitions.

  • Underreporting of Work Injuries
      by HG.org

    American workers are entitled to a safe workplace as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. One way that this right is protected is by requiring employers to report certain work injuries so that problems can be identified and resolved as they arise. However, many employers may underreport work injuries to the detriment of their employees.

  • Unsafe Asbestos Removal
      by HG.org

    Many buildings were constructed with asbestos insulation in the past. After the discovery that the material is hazardous to humans, many companies have endeavored to remove as much of the material as possible. It is when the removal becomes dangerous to workers that health and safety should be reinforced.

  • WARN Act Class Action Lawsuit

    A former employee of TMP IPSCO Koppel Tubulars LLC has filed a class action lawsuit, alleging that the tubular producer company unlawfully terminated employees and withheld wages and benefits.

  • Rights of OSHA Whistleblowers
      by HG.org

    In the United States, employees have the right to work in a safe environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration establishes guidelines and investigates workplace accidents. In order to encourage reporting companies that violate established principles, OSHA provides protections to individuals who have alerted the agency of certain violations.

  • Temporary Workers and Workplace Accidents
      by HG.org

    Approximately 2.7 million workers in the United States are considered “temporary workers.” This makes up ten percent of the American workforce.

  • When Restaurants Are Responsible for Illness and Injury
      by HG.org

    Restaurants may be dangerous places for both workers and customers. Accidents happen in the kitchen often, but mishaps may occur in the dining area as well. Various factors may cause these incidences, but many of the circumstances are preventable.


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