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- Pennsylvania's Ruling on the Impairment Evaluation Process for Workers' Compensation Claims
Last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the state’s current impairment rating process used to gauge injuries for Workers’ Compensation claims is unconstitutional. The ruling came after a worker who suffered a knee injury in 2007 appealed the original evaluation of her claim.
- Age Discrimination in New Jersey
When people think of age discrimination, they tend to think about employers discriminating against elderly employees or job applicants. However, discrimination based on a person’s age is unlawful even if the person is young or middle aged.
- Can You Sue Your Boss for Yelling at You? How to Know if Your Bullying Boss Is Breaking the Law
When you can — and can’t — sue over a hostile work environment
- Guide for Employers on Drafting and Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements
Non-compete agreements are becoming increasingly common in today’s competitive marketplace. These agreements provide greater protections for employers by allowing them to restrict the actions of employees after their service is terminated. Many employers contain non-compete provisions in their employment contracts and condition the job on signing an agreement of this nature.
- What Rights Do Nursing Mothers Have When They Return to Work?
If you’re going back to work after having a baby, you may be wondering how you’re going to handle expressing breast milk during the workday.
- What Is a Whistleblower?
The term may be familiar to most people but they may not understand the definition of a whistleblower. Whistleblowers are an important part of our society and they can be compensated for their claims.
- Illinois Receives High Workplace Safety Score from National Safety Council
While workplace injuries remain a serious problem in Illinois, the state scored the highest in measures of workplace safety by the National Safety Council as compared to other states. The rating was derived from data about worker health, workers' compensation, accident prevention programs, regulatory enforcement, and preparedness.
- Long-term Impact of Workplace Injuries
When an employee suffers from an injury at work, in most cases, that employee is eligible for Workers’ Compensation through their employee. Workers’ Compensation benefits cover lost wages, medical bills, physical therapy, and other costs related to the injury.
- What To Do if You Are the Victim of Workplace Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination prohibited by both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and by state laws, which may offer additional protections against workplace sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination.
- When Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Start?
When a worker suffers an injury on the job, their first concern is typically how they will pay their medical bills on top of their regular expenses while they are out of work.