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Understanding the Workers’ Compensation Claims Process in Central Florida

With all of the industries and jobs in Orlando, it is important to understand your options should you get injured on the job.

Third-Party Claims and Workers’ Compensation

A workplace accident can be scary, leaving you injured to the point that you cannot return to work immediately – or perhaps ever again – and...

Damages for Breach of Collectively Agreed Duty Not To Engage in Industrial Action in Germany

If a trade union breaches its duty not to engage in industrial action as stipulated in a collective agreement, it renders itself liable to pay...

Payment of Bonuses in Germany Pursuant to Reasonable Discretion

Where an employer decides on variable components of employees’ remuneration, e.g. bonus payments, while exercising reasonable discretion, this...

Termination and Dissolution of Employment Relationship in Germany

When workplace disputes arise, one needs to be mindful in choosing how to respond. Threatening to involve the press, for instance, can result in...

Work-Related Car Accidents

Some workers drive for a living while others may only occasionally do so to complete a work-related task. Under either scenario – in the event...

Steps for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim

When a worker is hospitalized in connection with an injury sustained on the job, they are unable to work. Other injuries may be less serious but...

Company Must Pay $277K After Refusing to Accommodate Worker’s Diabetes

Supervisor wouldn’t allow woman to keep juice at her work station

Can I File for Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Against the Same Employer?

If you were injured on the job, you are entitled to restitution through workers compensation insurance. Typically, employees will file an...

New in Settlement of Labour Disputes in Kazakhstan: Conciliation Commission

Most employers and employees inevitably face the problem of labor disputes, be it individual or collective ones. However, not many are aware of...

Right to Compensation in Respect of Unused Leave in EU and Malta

The European Court of Justice has recently ruled that an employee has the right to be paid an allowance in lieu of any days of paid annual leave...

Workers' Compensation Laws in Pennsylvania

Suffering a work-related injury in Pennsylvania is no doubt a life-changing experience for workers and their family members. The costly medical...

Lies in CV – Challenge to and Termination of Employment Contract Without Notice in Germany

Anyone who includes false statements in their application documents risks having their employment contract terminated with immediate effect.

Successful Workers’ Compensation Claim

When an employee is injured in the workplace, he or she is typically eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits to cover lost wages and medical...

Physicians Face Discrimination

Physicians are faced with many employment law issues, with discrimination being a common one. Frequently, physicians must endure employers or...

What Does Unlawful Discrimination Cover?

As detailed above, unlawful discrimination occurs when your employer negatively affects the terms and conditions of your employment or...

Benefits for Amputations

When workers experience a serious injury, such as an amputation of a finger, they can pursue a Workers’ Compensation claim for wages lost and a...

Medical-Only Workers’ Compensation Claims

Recently, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued a decision affecting how a claimant must file when an initial Workers’ Compensation claim...

No Automatic Transfer of Holiday Entitlements in Germany

Even in the event of dismissal, the employer is not obliged to grant any remaining holiday entitlement of its own accord. The entitlement lapses...

What You Need to Know about Treaty Employee Visas When Immigrating to Florida

Treaty employees from foreign countries that have signed navigation and commerce treaties with the United States can use treaty employee visas...

Women Claim They Got Sick After Being Denied Right to Pump Breast Milk at Work

Female pilots say working conditions made it impossible to express breast milk

New Florida Workers’ Compensation Bill Will Change Penalties

There’s a new workers’ compensation bill in the Florida Senate, and if it is enacted, it will make some serious changes. It’s argued that the...

Basic Aspects of Cyprus Employment Law

With the financial crisis, employment law questions are becoming increasingly important to businesses. It is therefore, important for both...

Workers Claim They Were Forced to Work Off-the-Clock, Now They’re Suing

Thousands of Chipotle employees say they were cheated out of their pay.

Sleeping on the Job in Malaysia - Is it Misconduct?

Can you terminate an employee for sleeping on the job?

Religious Freedom Bill and LGBT Community

Congressional leaders are in heated arguments over a proposed bill that would protect religious freedom, but could also allow members of the...

Workplace Injury Claims through Civil Lawsuits

Can an injured worker pursue a claim for pain and suffering through a civil lawsuit alleging negligence; or is the injured worker limited to...

Child Support Payments

How does an obligation to pay child support impact someone’s right to workers’ compensation benefits?

Employment Law in Germany – Formal Warnings of Dismissal

In order to effectively issue ordinary notice of dismissal for reasons relating to conduct, it is often necessary for the employer to have...

Woman Complained About Unequal Pay, so Company Sued Her

What employees need to know about unlawful retaliation

Advocating for Those Facing Workplace Discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was an iconic step in the right direction for the civil rights of individuals with...

Fighting Against Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination, while it can take on various forms and different levels of severity, is always illegal in the eyes of state and...

Advocating for LGBT Individuals in the Workplace

Americans in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community (LGBT) have fought for and won many rights in the past few years. While...

Yes, You Can You be Fired for Your Political Social Media Posts (Sometimes)

What workers need to know about their rights to free speech online

Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injuries

People often wonder whether there is any difference between a workers’ compensation and a typical personal injury case. While there are numerous...

What All Tipped Employees Need to Know About Tip Credits

Employee suing over allegedly unfair pay deductions.

The New International Labor Law and the Turquoise Card System in Turkey

With the increasing flow of FDI into Turkey in the past decade, the number of international employees have substantially escalated within the...

New Directive in EU Law on Trade Secrets and Know-how

Whilst the protection of Know-how and Trade Secrets is usually covered in local law there is often confusion as to how this will translate...

Common HIPAA Violations

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is legislation that provides guidelines and practices for the...

Pregnant Worker Had to Get Boss’s Approval to Use Restroom

Employee awarded $550K for pregnancy discrimination.

LAG Sachsen-Anhalt on Video Surveillance at the Workplace in Germany

Video surveillance at the workplace does not inevitably give rise to claims for damages. That was the verdict of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG)...

Dismissal Without Notice for Private Use of Work Computer Effective in Germany

Unauthorized private use of a work computer can justify dismissal without notice. That was the verdict of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG)...

Workers’ Compensation for Toxic Exposure

If you have been exposed to harmful toxic chemicals, you could be eligible to receive benefits through Workers’ Compensation. The benefits do...

Gag Rules Are Against the Law— Know Your Rights!

What are gag rules? Is there one on the books in your workplace? A lot of bosses put these kinds of rules in place without knowing that anything...

Restrictive Covenants

A restrictive covenant is a contractual agreement between an employer and employee that can significantly limit the employee’s future earning...

Is Congress Ready to Revise the Stark Law?

It seems that most physicians do not have a favorable opinion of the physician self-referral provisions, known as the Stark Law. The Stark law...

EEOC LGBT Cases in the News

Currently, Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, but does not explicitly cover sexual...

Perceiving the Significance of Maritime Labour Convention 2006 for Indonesia

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 is a global milestone for the maritime industry. However Indonesia has not yet ratified this particular...

EEOC Shows Harassment Still an Issue

In today’s day and age, it is easy to assume that many of the hot button issues of days past have come and gone. The same jokes used in...

South Jersey Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers

Despite all of the progress America has made in the past 50 years with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963, sexual...

Company Shortchanges Workers Out of Overtime to the Tune of $1.8 Million

Working more than 40 hours per week without extra compensation is part of the deal if you’re an exempt employee. But what if you suspect that...

Was it Horseplay or Sexual Harassment? Worker Claims Male-on-Male Antics Created Hostile Work Environment

Supervisors participated in inappropriate behavior Joking on the job can certainly be a morale booster … but if it goes too far, serious...

LAG Niedersachsen: Changes at Workplace Do Not Automatically Equate to Bullying in Germany

Official instructions from one’s superior do not automatically amount to bullying. That was the verdict of the Landesarbeitsgericht...

Injured at the Gym

If a slip and fall accident results in injury at a gym or health club, it may not occur to you at first that you may be eligible for...

Options after Being Sexually Harassed

Facing sexual harassment can be uncomfortable and humiliating. When many people think of sexual harassment, they think of catcalls or jeers...

Fixed-term Employment Contract in Germany: Assignment Should Be Precisely Defined

When it comes to fixed-term employment contracts linked to a specific assignment, employers need to take care and precisely define when the...

Termination Effective in Germany Despite Claim For Parental Leave

If an employee fails to observe the required written form when claiming parental leave, the employer is entitled to dismiss the employee. That...

Is that a Real Employee or a Common-Law Employee?

Before you hire independent contractors, consult with a qualified business attorney to be sure you will comply with IRS regulations. Your...

Woman Claims Boss’s Retaliation Caused Her to Have a Stroke; Jury Awards her $3.2M

Four female employees say they were targeted for complaining about their supervisor

Romanian Employment Regulations

Being an employer in any jurisdiction seems to become more complicated as time goes on. I was recently reminded of this when we were advising an...

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Facing Wrongful Termination Claim

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is facing wrongful termination accusations by a former data center supervisor. The former...

New Sex Discrimination Ruling

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently updated its sex discrimination rules mandated for...

Musician Eddie Money Lawsuit

Well-known Classic Rock musician Eddie Money is facing sexual harassment claims as part of a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by his former...

Are You Entitled to Commission after Quitting or Getting Fired?

What employees need to know about the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law

Amtrak Sued Following Fatal Accident

An April 3, 2016 collision on the southbound tracks just outside Chester, Pennsylvania fatally injured two railroad workers. The family of one...

Workers' Compensation Files Allegedly Hacked in California

Three of the largest Workers’ Compensation insurance companies in California have been accused of hacking into over 32,000 confidential Workers’...

Anti-SLAPP Motions in Connection with Employment Law Claims

Employers and employees alike should be aware of the not-so-new litigation device known as the anti-SLAPP motion to strike. This motion,...

How Does Workers' Compensation Work in Memphis?

When a Memphis worker is injured on the job, they can rely on workers’ compensation for medical benefits, and in some cases, replacement wages....

LAG Schleswig-Holstein: Dismissal Following Sit-in Effective in Germany

Everything has its limits, including negotiations concerning a wage increase. As demonstrated by a ruling of the Landesarbeitsgericht...

SEC v. Dawn J. Bennett: From “Financial Myth Busting” To “Busted”

Last fall, the SEC initiated disciplinary proceedings against financial advisor and self-proclaimed “Financial Myth Buster” Dawn Bennett,...

How to Claim Workers' Compensation in Queensland, Australia

If you are an employee then you are entitled to compensation in case of an injury. The employer has to make sure his workers are covered by a...

Keeping Construction Sites Safe

In 2016, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) conducted a survey amongst construction firms and discovered that 71% of those...

Third Parties and Construction Accidents

  By HG.org
Accidents often occur in construction sites to workers and managers dealing with material. For the companies that purchase a workers’...

Can You Be Fired Over a Personality Conflict? What You Need to Know about At-Will Employment

How at-will employment can be used to disguise discrimination

Sexual Harassment Can Cause Health Problems

According to a sociologist from the University of Maine, approximately 70 percent of women and nearly 45 percent of men have experienced sexual...

Sexual Harassment Not Always Overt

The Boston Court of Appeals recently made an important statement about what constitutes sexual harassment when it reinstated a bank employee’s...

Transgender Employees Tackle Discrimination

The San Francisco LGBT Center recently launched a new media campaign hoping to encourage employers to hire transgender employees and inspire...

Death on the Job

The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) compiled a report on worker safety, losses and deaths recently....

CEO Wages and Gender Disparity

According to a recent analysis of executive compensation by Equilar and the Associated Press, wage equality between male and female CEOs is...

BAG: Dismissal without Notice for Refusal to Work Effective in Germany

Persistent refusal by an employee to perform his work duties as laid out in the employment contract can give rise to extraordinary and immediate...

BAG: Claims Lapse Following Expiry of Negotiated Limitation Period in Germany

If an employment contract includes a collectively agreed limitation period, any claims need to be asserted in writing within said period of time...

Does an Injury Suffered on Break or Lunch Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

  By HG.org
Employees who are injured on the job are usually entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are exceptions to this general rule....

What Does an Employment Lawyer Do?

  By HG.org
Employment lawyers provide a variety of services to employees and employers. Some of the common tasks that lawyers in this practice area help...

Heart and Back Problems in Workers’ Compensation Claims

  By HG.org
Heart and back problems are common for many Americans. When a person suffers an injury or illness related to the heart or back, it is sometimes...

Airplane Work Injuries

  By HG.org
Hazards are everywhere for those that work in the airline industry. Ever present dangers pose a threat to safety at the jobsite. Injury may be...

Does Workers’Compensation Cover Telecommuters

  By HG.org
Many American workers work a job in which they do not have to report to a central job location each day. They may work out of a home office, on...

Feds Cracking Down on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

EEOC files suit against Pennsylvania employer; Baltimore company settles for $202K

Egyptian Labor Law

Governing Laws and Decrees: Employment matters in Egypt are primarily regulated by the following legislative sources: Law No. 47 for the year...

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...

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...

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

Women secretly recorded her boss during termination meeting.

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...

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...

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.

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...


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