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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...

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...

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...

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...

Commonly Used Terms in a Long-Term Disability Claim

Many insurance policies are drafted with confusing and technical terms that appear in denial letters. This is why it is important to hire a...

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...

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...

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.

Risks for Night-Shift Employees and Workers’ Compensation

  By HG.org
Working at night is a common occurrence for over two million Americans. While there may be some benefits such as higher wages due to the shift,...

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...

Right to Die Law Raises Questions of Disability Discrimination in California

California's so-called right to die law went into effect  June 9th, and its potential ramifications have been hotly debated between proponents...

A Huge Change to Overtime Rules is on the Way

On May 17, 2016 whitehouse.gov announced sweeping changes to Department of Labor policy when it comes to worker eligibility for overtime...

Funeral Home Employees Claim that Boss Was Preoccupied with Sex

Multiple women filed complaints about his aggressive and inappropriate behavior.

What Businesses Must Do to Adhere to the New Overtime Rule

The Department of Labor announced a new rule that greatly expands the number of administrative and professional employees who may be paid...

Before Starting a Business, Know What Labor Laws Apply to You

The process of starting a new business can be hard to navigate. Labor laws regulating employer relationships with potential employees can be...

Blow the Whistle without Fear: The Importance of Whistleblowers’ Protection in the EU

Whistleblowing as corruption-fighter, is also known as a practice that deals with one of the most serious social issues of our time. A...

Sample Workers' Compensation Deposition Questions In Florida

This article lists some sample questions that you may be asked by the opposing counsel in a deposition. The deposition is a legal meeting that...

Drug Testing in a Florida Workers' Compensation Claim

An employer may deny "medical and indemnity benefits" outlined in chapter 440 of the Florida statutes (which provide workers compensation...

Jury Awards Doctor-Inventor $8.7 Million

Dr. James Quinn, a professor of surgery and emergency medicine at Stanford University, was accused of stealing trade secrets while working as a...

How a Workers’ Compensation Claims Differs from a Personal Injury Claim

  By HG.org
When an individual is injured at work, he or she may wonder whether to file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury claim. There are...

Heat Injuries in the Workplace

  By HG.org
Every year, thousands of employees suffer serious injuries or die while performing their basic work duties. One reason for these staggering...

What All Workers Over 40 Need to Know about Age Bias

Sometimes age discrimination can be extremely subtle, but that doesn’t make it legal

Workplace Injuries Happen Every Seven Seconds

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), an American worker is injured every seven seconds, with 12,900 workers per day, and 4.7 million...

Pre-Existing Conditions and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Most people will agree that getting injured or ill on the job can be a physically and emotionally painful experience that often causes employees...

Statute of Limitations for Benefits

Approximately one in 100 employees in America file for Workers’ Compensation benefits each year.

Claims for Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis occurs when repetitive motion or overuse causes the tendons in the wrist to become inflamed.

Facts about Illinois Workers’ Compensation

  By HG.org
Worker’s compensation is not always understood by those that may claim it through work. Due to this lack of knowledge and an employer’s...

Office Accidents

While workplace injuries are typically imagined in occupations where heavy machinery is used or people are working from high heights, office...

OSHA Tree Care Safety Standards

Tree care is a high-hazard industry that provides services such as pruning, tree and stump removal, cabling and bracing, storm cleanup and...

Pennsylvania Company Sued for Docking Wages for Bathroom Breaks

A company that publishes newsletters and employs telemarketers to sell its newsletters based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has been ordered by a...

New Jersey Hospital Accused of Race Discrimination

A former medical assistant at Bergen Regional Medical Center recently filed a lawsuit against the hospital.

Workplace Risks in the Restaurant Industry

  By HG.org
Restaurants often have many hazards that cause work-related injury to many workers each year. By learning about the potential risks in the...

Cash Payments Alone Do Not Make You an Independent Contractor in Kentucky

Being paid cash is only one fact to look at to determine if you are an independent contractor or employee for Kentucky workers' compensation.

Are SEPTA’S Hiring Practices Discriminatory?

A 56-year-old Philadelphia resident has filed a pre-employment discrimination lawsuit against SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation...

Insight into Transgender Rights

Currently, The Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records and Department of Health holds a policy that bars transgender people from changing their...

North Carolina Sues Justice Department Over Discriminatory Bathroom Bill

[In May,] the U.S. federal government informed North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory that the state’s controversial bathroom law, House Bill 2 (HB...

Radio Station Denied Dismissal of Overtime Lawsuit

Efforts by WHYY Inc. to obtain dismissal of allegations that claim it violated various state and federal labor laws were unsuccessful February...

Reduced Hours May Lead to Discrimination Claims

There is a class action case pending in the Federal Southern District of New York alleging the popular family bar and restaurant, Dave and...

General Mills Age Discrimination Action

General Mills must defend itself against new allegations of age discrimination, following a recent complaint filed by 29 former employees in...

Whistleblower Process and Retaliation in the Workplace

The term “whistleblower” is often heard on the news and can include a very large variety of factors in both the public and private realm. A...

Does North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill” Effectively Legalize Employment Discrimination?

Many individuals, groups and corporations have spoken out in opposition to North Carolina’s outrageous, discriminatory “bathroom bill.”

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of workplace injuries and fatalities. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health...

My Co-worker Watches Porn All Day and My Boss Won’t Stop Him

Court weighs in on hostile work environment claim

When Can an Injured Employee File a Lawsuit Against His Employer?

  By HG.org
When workers are injured on the job, their usual course of recourse is to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are...

Bill to Improve Construction Worker Safety in Maryland

Legislators in Maryland have introduced a new bill that will have a major impact on the construction industry. HB977 will address some of the...

EEOC Issues Guidance for HIV Positive Employees

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has just issued two publications detailing the rights afforded to job...

Lyft Settles Labor Lawsuit Filed By Drivers

Lyft, a popular transportation company where people in need of a ride can get a “lift” from regular people, recently settled a class-action...

Transgender High School Restrooms

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit handed down a favorable decision Tuesday for a Virginia teenager who has taken the fight against...

Settlement In Discrimination Class Action Suit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced a $2.1 million settlement with Mavis Discount Tire, Inc. for charges of...

Age Discrimination Study

With much of the American population growing older and a severely low employment rate among those over 62, Social Security faces severe...

Transgender Students May Sue

A transgender student in South Carolina was recently told by school administrators to use the girls’ bathroom, even though he identified as male.

Paycheck Fairness Act

Congress considered the Paycheck Fairness Act for the eighth time in 2015. New Jersey Congressman Donald Payne Jr., together with Connecticut...

Sexual Harassment Suit Against Elton John

A Los Angeles, California police sergeant employed as a security guard and body guard working for musician Elton John has filed a lawsuit...

Discrimination Alleged by Camden Police Officers

Three former Camden City Police Department officers have filed a lawsuit against the Camden County Police Department alleging racial and age...

Family Medical Leave Provides Temporary Protection

An employee receiving short or long-term disability benefits cannot be fired while exhausting time off from work afforded by the Family Medical...

Mudtech Overtime Lawsuit

On November 12, 2015, a class action lawsuit was filed against global oilfield services company, MudTech Services, alleging that the company did...

Discrimination at the Workplace Based on Pregnancy

Women who are pregnant can oftentimes face a number of difficult challenges throughout the course of their pregnancy, from health complications...

Innovative Employee Incentives – Are They at the Doorstep?

One of the most efficient ways to motivate employees is to make them owners. In Hungary, however, plenty of legal and tax obstacles have...

Pre-existing Condition

If you are injured in a workplace accident, you expect your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance to cover your injury-related medical...

Increase in Minimum Wage is on the Horizon

A United States congressman from New Jersey and several state political figures, including a state senator and assemblyman, are working together...

Conscientious Employee Protection Act Keeps Whistleblowers Safe

When companies defraud consumers or the government they may go to great lengths to keep their activities a secret. Employees are often the best...

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Fine to Amazon

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a $7,000 fine to mega online retailer, Amazon Inc. for failure to report 26 workplace injuries that...

Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed two federal lawsuits against employers who are accused of sexual...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Does New Overtime Rule Impact You? What Workers Need to Know

4.2 million more people may qualify for overtime.

Workplace Risks in the Construction Industry

  By HG.org
While every workplace poses a certain degree of risk, some industries are more inherently dangerous than others. Such is the case with the...

Availability of Workers Compensation Benefits to Surviving Families in Illinois

  By HG.org
For most employees in Illinois, the workers’ compensation program that applies is one that is regulated and overseen by a state agency. In some...

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...

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...

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.

Avoid These Mistakes When Reporting a Work-Related Injury

If you were hurt in a workplace accident or have recently been diagnosed with an occupational illness or injury, the actions you take during the...

Over the Next Three to Six Years, New York Increases the Minimum Wage to $15.00 Per Hour

New York recently enacted a law which, by 2018, raises New York's hourly minimum wage from $9.00 to $15.00.

Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Takeda Illegally Promoted Diabetes Drug for Patients with Prediabetes

Takeda Pharmaceuticals is facing a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the company promoted its diabetes drug Actos to patients with...

Defending Claims of Employer Retaliation in San Diego

California has witnessed a significant rise in the number of employer retaliation cases in the past few years. The exposure to San Diego...

Injured at Work: Reporting It Is Key

Reporting your injury after an accident at work is the first step for a successful workers' compensation claim.

Unpaid Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to treat an employee's request for leave due to a medical condition as a request for a...

Mistakes to Avoid After a Workplace Accident

If you are injured in an accident at work, the moments and days following it can be overwhelming. You might not know what to do after you are...

You’re Pregnant? You’re Fired! Boss Terminates 3 Expectant Mothers Within 6 Months

Women awarded over $6.2 million for discrimination.

Independent Contractors and Workers’ Compensation

  By HG.org
How a particular worker is classified can have a direct impact on eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits.

Dangerous Substances American Workers Are Exposed To

  By HG.org
While the United States is an industrialized country, it is not immune to having its workers adversely affected because of the substances that...

Workers’ Compensation and Immigration Status

  By HG.org
The United States Department of Homeland Security estimates that 11 million workers who were born in other countries lack documented immigration...

LAG Hamm on Non-Competition Clause and Compensation for Period of Non-Competition in Employment Contract in Germany

Non-competition clauses agreed between employer and employee with no provision for compensation for the period of non-competition are generally...

Dismissal Without Notice After Scuffle Between Colleagues in Germany– Intensity Decisive

Fights between work colleagues that become physical can give rise to termination of an employment contract without notice. The key factor is the...

Dr Says Man is OK to Return to Work, but Company Says That's Not Good Enough

Employer sued for disability discrimination over seizure disorder.

The Right Way to Discipline or Dismiss Employees

If you’re a boss, then you know that having to discipline or dismiss employees are two of the most dreaded and stressful responsibilities of...

FINRA Submits Proposed Rule Changes to Clarify Offsetting Awards

FINRA has recently filed proposed rule changes that provide much-needed clarification to how arbitration awards resulting in both sides paying...

Fraudulent Inducement of Employment Contract in California

California law in regard to fraudulent inducement of employment, a situation in which an employer is alleged to have made false statements to a...

Hungary - The Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Is Alive Again

An Innovative and Cost-Efficient Tool for the Motivation of Employees.

Director’s Liability and Employee’s Rights When Employer Becomes Insolvent in Hong Kong

In the beginning of April 2016, one of Hong Kong’s oldest television broadcasting companies, Asia Television Limited (“ATV”) was wound up and...

How To Bring A Workers' Comp Claim in Ohio

If you are injured or contract an occupational disease on the job, consulting with a competent workers' compensation attorney promptly may...

Can Your Employer Prohibit You from Talking about Your Salary?

Company called out by feds for limiting employee conversations.

Employment Consequences of Not Disclosing a Felony

  By HG.org
Many job applications ask an applicant whether or not he or she has ever been convicted of a felony. Hoping that the employer will not check,...

Germany: Dismissal without Notice after Fiddling Working Hours

If an employee fiddles his working hours, this may entitle his employer to terminate the employment contract without notice. That was the ruling...

Cross-Examination in Workers' Compensation Cases

Walking through the cross-examination process and what to look for in your case.

Berlin: Holliday Entitlement Lapses With Death of Employee

A ruling of the Arbeitsgericht Berlin (Labour Court of Berlin) is causing a sensation. According to this, heirs can have the holiday entitlement...

China Employment Law

  By MMLC Group
The development of employment law in China, with an emphasis on the Labor Contract Law, and possible future amendments to this law and...


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