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explaining the different aspects of Employment.


To Hire or Not to Hire: Independent Contractors Versus Employees

Most of the time, hiring an independent contractor for your business is a means of providing a temporary subject matter expert who can provide...

To Bank or not to Bank? Maltese Law Rules Governing the Banking of Work Hours

Annualisation of hours is a term used to describe a contract which states the agreed number of guaranteed hours the employee is contracted to...

Was Job Candidate Turned Down Because He Was Too Old?

Tech giant facing lawsuit after taking a pass on older job applicant.

Disputed Workers' Compensation Claims

The Workers’ Compensation Act was established to ensure injured workers receive compensation such as wage loss benefits and medical benefits to...

Change in Pennsylvania Law

Twenty-five percent of Americans are banned from employment opportunities due to their criminal record, specifically jobs regarding the...

How to Protect Your Business from Exploitation by Employees

Are you concerned that some of your key employees have knowledge about your business which could in certain circumstances, if such information...

101 of Non-Compete Agreements: Everything You Need to Know about Protecting Your Business

Today’s advances – technological, scientific, and business – are all driven by competition. As a business owner or an entrepreneur, you’re...

Is Pregnancy a Disability Under the ADA?

Feds issue new enforcement guidelines on pregnancy discrimination.

Did Supervisor Manufacture Reasons to Fire Middle-Eastern Staffer?

Man told to ‘go work at 7-11 with your own kind’

Am I Being Subjected to a Hostile Work Environment?

  By HG.org
When individuals hear the phrase “hostile work environment,” they may think that this means that a supervisor or owner of a business curses,...

Know the Rules for Hiring and Managing Interns

Many small businesses thrive with the extra help interns provide at little or no cost to the business. However, there are things small business...

Recent Amendments and Modernisation of the Companies Act in Cyprus

The Law amending the Companies Act, CAP 113, Number 4, of 2015 has been passed by the Cyprus parliament. It provides for significant changes to...

UK Employee Share Options – Enterprise Management Incentives Option

What can early stage companies do to retain key personnel when they might not have sufficient funds to pay competitive salaries? This article...

Russian Supreme Court Clarifies Procedure for Settling Disputes Related to Activity of Company Managers

The Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted Ruling No.21 “On issues the courts encounter when applying legislation...

Calculating Overtime and Back Pay in Pennsylvania: Know these Quirks in the Law or Risk Losing Money

Pennsylvania law differs from federal law.

Employee Incentivisation – An Overview

Are you looking to retain key personnel? If so this article provides guidance on some of the options to incentivise your employees and therefore...

Staffer Fired After Adding Disabled Spouse to Her Insurance Plan

Woman sues employer under association provision of ADA.

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) in Egypt

Legal process outsourcing is the process of obtaining legal support in different areas of practice from an outside law firm or legal support...

The First Thing You Should Do when You Are Injured at Work

Companies throughout different states provide workers compensation benefits for injured workers. This is a way of protecting workers rights, as...

Boy Scouts’ Employment Policies

The office of the New York State Attorney General has opened an investigation into the Boy Scouts of America to determine if the organization’s...

Pregnancy Is a Protected Class Under The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)

Sex discrimination and harassment are prohibited in the California workplace under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

How to File an Unpaid Wage Claim

  By HG.org
Individuals who have not received the money that they are due for the work that they have already completed may choose to pursue an unpaid wage...

Restaurant Workers Were Denied Breaks; Company Pays $1.7 Million to Settle Wage and Overtime Complaints

Staffers weren’t compensated for missed rest and meal periods.

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Employers often depend on their seasoned employees to train and guide newcomers about the specifics of a job.

Discrimination Lawsuit Against Abercrombie & Fitch

In a vote of eight to one, the Supreme Court allowed Samantha Elauf to sue Abercrombie & Fitch for employment discrimination after the company...

Risk Of Traumatic Brain Injuries On The Job

Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBIs, are a serious public health issue in the United States.

How Can I Win an Age Discrimination Lawsuit

  By HG.org
As baby boomers represent a higher number of paid employees, the number of age discrimination complaints filed with the Equal Employment...

American Wage and Hour Laws

  By HG.org
When it comes to fights with one’s employer, things can be pretty one-sided. Many employees do not know how to fight unfair pay or labor...

Can Your Boss Ask You if You’re Pregnant? Your Rights Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Woman who was suspected of being pregnant was forced off the job.

Which Groups of People Are Protected from Employment Discrimination?

  By HG.org
Not all forms of discrimination or harassment are illegal. Simply because a person is singled out because his or her boss does not like him or...

What Questions Must an Employer Avoid Asking During an Interview?

  By HG.org
Everyday, millions of Americans go on interviews, and everyday employers walk through a legal minefield of potentially dangerous questions....

Engagement of Foreign Workers: Work Permits and Visas in Kazakhstan

  By Integrites
Under the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the work of foreign employees in Kazakhstan requires in certain instances a work permit and a work...

Financial Worth of Amputation Injury Varies by State

There are numerous circumstances in which a worker could lose a limb in a workplace accident.

Does Your Boss Have to Have a Reason to Fire You?

What at-will employment means in Pennsylvania.

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...

Employment and Labour Law: Kazakhstan

Labour relationships in Kazakhstan are governed not only by the provisions of the Labour Code of Kazakhstan, but also by special legislative...

Flaws with Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation System

There are some inherent problems within the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system.

Are Non-Compete Agreements Really Enforceable? What You Need to Know

The courts look at three criteria.

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...

Company on the Hook for $1.5 Million after Ignoring Sexual Harassment

Terminated employees sued for retaliation

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?

  By HG.org
For decades, the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act has failed to pass, which would sweeping protections to members of the lesbian, gay,...

How Does Workers’ Compensation Work?

  By HG.org
Injured employees across the country are able to receive medical treatment and have a portion of their wages replaced after being injured in a...

Federal Labor Laws

  By HG.org
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...

Philadelphia Enacts Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On May 13, 2015, workers in Philadelphia may begin to acquire paid sick leave hours under the “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces”...

Fast Food Restaurant's Unsafe Practices

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has received new complaints filed against nine company-owned McDonald’s and 19...

Man Fired for 'Performance Issues' After Being Told He Was 'Too Old' to Do His Job

Company claimed staffer was insubordinate.

Chiropractic Care in the Workplace

On-site wellness and chiropractic care is a growing trend being embraced by many companies across the U.S.

Investment Risks in Kazakhstan

Investors from different countries are continuing to establish their offices in Kazakhstan and many companies are willing to do business here....

Title VII Protections for Volunteers

For as long as it has existed, American society has relied upon and revered the work of volunteers.

5 Reasons Why Your Company Needs an Employee Email Policy

Email is the number one usage of the Internet both at home and at work. While you don’t need to concern yourself with your employees’ personal...

Thailand Business Structures Incorporation

Most businesses are looking to Incorporate a Company in Thailand but do not meet the initial requirements. Below is a list of items to consider...

Nationwide Decrease in Workers' Compensation Benefits

Cuts to Workers’ Compensation benefits across the nation have left many employees who have been seriously injured at work struggling to make...

Did Company Have Different Pay Scale for Hispanic Employees?

Workers collect $6.5 million after settlement of class-action suit.

Posted Workers’ Rights and Working Conditions

According to the EU Legislation, a posted worker is a person who, on behalf of the employer, is sent for a limited period of time to carry out...

Does the ‘Little Guy’ Stand a Chance in Court When His Employer Has Deep Pockets?

Company viciously went after ex-staffer who sued after being fired

The Importance of Non-compete and Non-solicitation Provisions in Your Employment Agreements

Reasons to consider non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

What Protections Does The Americans with Disabilities Act Provide?

  By HG.org
The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed to help the United States benefit from the skills and talents of individuals who happen to have...

Most Costly Workplace Injuries

For the past 15 years, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety has produced an annual safety index listing the top ten causes of serious,...

Work Injuries in Bus Drivers

According to the American Public Transportation Association there were an estimated 5,780 work injuries in 2013 suffered by state and local...

Walmart Sued For Denying Health Benefits to Same Sex Couple

Walmart may be known as America’s place to shop, but it certainly won’t receive positive press if it becomes known as America’s discriminatory...

€35,000 awarded for Unfair Dismissal and Discrimination in Malta

Recently the Court of Appeal confirmed a compensatory sum awarded by the Industrial Tribunal to a British High Commission employee for unfair...

Working After You Clock Out? What You Need to Know About the FLSA

Employees sued to get paid for time going through security. An employee clocks out but he’s not allowed to leave until he removes and stows his...

Can You Be Fired for Talking about Your Salary?

What the law says about employees' rights to discuss compensation.

Mitigation of Damages in Employment Case in California

As a general rule, civil law strives to make an injured party whole, no more and no less. Courts will reduce an award of damages where they...

Can You be Fired for Taking FMLA Leave to Care for a Sick Parent?

Employee was terminated for not meeting sales quotas during leave of absence.

Drug Use at Work

According to the latest Quest Diagnostics report, drug use in the workplace has increased over the past year.

How Disability Attorneys Handle Social Security Claims

  By HG.org
While every disability law firm handles cases slightly differently, there are many similarities between the firms. Here is an overview of how a...

Overview of Turkish Labour Code and Employment in Turkey

Employment laws in Turkey apply to Turkish nationals and foreign nationals alike. In addition, special provisions exist which regulate the...

Employee vs. Independent Contractor Status

When an employee is hired by an employer, they agree to abide by the employer’s job description, expectations, schedule, method of payment, and...

Is the Person Working For Your Business an Independent Contractor or Employee?

Independent contractors and employees are not the same, and it’s important to understand the difference. Knowing this distinction will help you...

Small Business Owners: Five Ways You May Be Breaking Employment Law Without Knowing It

Breaking Employment law? You may be a great employer, but you may be breaking employment law without even knowing you’re doing it. It’s pretty...

What To Expect at a Workers' Compensation Trial

If your workers' compensation case is in dispute, your case may need to resolved through a workers' compensation trial.

EEOC Updates Enforcement Guidance for Pregnant Employment

Pregnancy is considered a temporary disability under the law. Employers must provide equal benefits and treatment to pregnant employees as they...

Healthcare Employees at Risk of Injury

Several investigations into workplace injuries of nurses and orderlies reveal a large number of career ending injuries.

Do You Qualify for Protection Under the ADA? 3 Questions to Ask

What the law does and doesn’t say about disabilities.

Mental Health Injuries Resulting from on the Job Injuries

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a study that discusses how mental health issues are related to work site...

Can an Employer Fire/Not Hire Me for Failing a Physical?

  By HG.org
Many employers use a variety of pre-employment tests to help find qualified employees. However, some strategies may be illegal if the test is...

Walmart Worker Urges Disclosure of Gender Pay Information

In an effort to ensure pay equality at Walmart, an employee and shareholder of the company is urging disclosure of gender wage information by...

If You See Your Company Polluting, Who Do You Call?

  By HG.org
It is a sad fact, but every day thousands of companies around the world violate laws designed to protect the environment in order to cut costs...

Frequently Asked Questions about Unfair Dismissal in Malaysia

While many people may be familiar with the term "unfair dismissal" or "wrongful termination", the concept of unfair dismissal in Malaysia not as...

Labor Commissions in Saudi Arabia

The labor Law in Saudi Arabia is a balanced law that regulates all aspects of labor relations between workers and employees and applicable to...

How Can I Ensure that I Receive Fair Pay as a Woman?

  By HG.org
Historically, women have earned less than their male counterparts. Nationally, women make about 78 cents on the dollar that each man earns for...

Sunday shopping: London 1 – Paris (Almost) 1

This article looks at the recent draft law on Sunday trading.

Business Secret - France

This article looks at the possibility of a draft law on the business secret issue in France.

Termination by Mutual Agreement Remains Trendy - France

This article looks at the ongoing popularity of terminations by mutual agreement in France.

Gender Equality at Home to Promote Equality in the Work Place?

The recent law of August 4th 2014 is trying to promote gender equality by inducing fathers to take a parental leave.

In Search of Buyers for French Businesses

Employers in France must now review their procedures on seeking buyers for French businesses.

Can the Employer Change Salaries?

Unilateral change of salary is still regarded as a breach albeit not a serious one.

Constructive Dismissal Goes Fast

New law allows employees to refer directly the adjudication panel.

Government Regulation to Simplify Employers' Posting and Communication Obligations in France

Efforts underway to reduce the administrative complexities that companies in France face when meeting their obligations as employers.

Healthcare Workers and Workplace Injuries

Healthcare workers have very physical jobs. Lifting and assisting patients requires strength and stamina. Moreover, stretching, reaching, and...

Work Injury to Co-op Teenager

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released its findings in regards to the injury of a...

Delaware County Workers' Compensation Lawyers Discuss Impairment Rating Evaluation

An Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) is a type of medical examination requested by a workers’ compensation insurance company, for the sole...

When and Why was Workers' Compensation Created

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act was enacted in 1915. Before this law, individuals severely disabled by injuries suffered while at...

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for a Mental Condition Caused or Suffered at Work?

Mental injuries fall into three categories: Mental-Physical, Physical Mental and Mental-Mental.

Employee vs. Independent Contractor

One of the most important issues in workers’ compensation law involves whether an individual worker is an employee (who may be entitled to...

New Reporting Rule from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The goal of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to create safer workplaces, prevent workplace injuries and save the...

Side Effects of Medical Treatment Affect Ability to Work

Individuals suffering from chronic illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia often take prescriptions...


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