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Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Employment.


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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Mandatory Sick Pay in Philadelphia

A crowd of workers cheered last week at City Hall in Philadelphia when Mayor Nutter signed a bill mandating paid sick leave into law, and the...

Repetitive Job Duties and Work-Related Claims Under the New York State Workers' Compensation Law

Certain types of repetitive work activities can either cause, or aggravate symptoms in areas of the body, including the knees, arms, shoulders,...

Should You Be Getting Paid Overtime? How to Tell if Your Company Owes You Money

If your employer has misclassified you as an exempt employee, you may be missing out on compensation that you’re legally entitled to.

Can I Be Fired for Lying on My Job Application?

  By HG.org
Some job applicants decide to lie on their application, in their resume or in answers to interview questions in hopes that these lies or...

When is a Company Director Not a Director? The Risks of Acting as a Director

Companies must take great care that senior company personnel avoid undertaking acts that mean they could be treated as directors for the...

A New Wave of Mobilization: Procedure for an Enterprise in th Ukraine

On January 20, 2015, the Law of Ukraine № 113-VIII of January 15, 2015 came into force which approved the Decree of the President of...

Potential Risks for Kitchen Workers

Working in a restaurant or commercial kitchen can be dangerous, regardless of the employee’s position. Head chefs and dishwashers alike face a...

Fibromyalgia Patient Sues Employer after Being Fired for Her Disability

A Minnesota woman with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis recently received $30,000 in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit...

When Can an Employer be Found Liable for an Act of an Employee?

  By HG.org
Due to a number of legal theories, employers may be found liable for their employees’ actions that resulted in harm to coworkers, customers or...

What Documents are Needed for the Employment Contract of a Foreigner in the Ukraine?

Due to current political changes, various processes of documentation preparation for foreigners in Ukraine seem to be easier than even a year...

Delayed Flare-Ups of Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Do you suffer from fibromyalgia but have attempted to “push through” your chronic pain in order to continue working? If so, you have likely...

Rise in Fatal Slip and Fall Accidents

As the economy continues to grow, more and more U.S. businesses are experiencing a manufacturing resurgence. As a result of the growth in this...

Court to Rule in Nuke Site Whistleblower Case

A federal appellate court has overturned a district court’s decision to dismiss a whistleblower case filed by a man who says he was fired after...

Returning to Work Under the Family Medical Leave Act

One of the main features to the Family Medical Leave Act (”FMLA”) is the return to work provision that requires that an employer return an...

Notice of Termination for Employment Contracts in Turkish Labor Law

In Turkey, the employment contract may be terminated in several ways;

Wrongful Termination Case

A tax lawyer who worked at the Vanguard Group in Malvern, New York, was terminated from his position after consistently warning his employer...

New Corporate Governance Law in Spain

On December 4th the Official Gazette published Law 1/2014 amending the Capital Companies Act to implement corporate governance modifications....

H1-B and Labor Certification Matters: Documentation

What employers must know with regards to keeping documentation in H1-B and Labor Certification matters.

Workers' Compensation Subrogation

Why does the workers' compensation insurance company get money back from my negligence lawsuit?

Back Injuries in Healthcare Workers

Back injuries including herniated discs, strained muscles, pulled or torn ligaments and disc degeneration are the most common work injuries...

Civil and Commercial Court Rulings Will Have Effectiveness in All the EU

Savings of up to €48 million thanks to new rules for cross-border judgments.

Court Decision Favors Municipal Employee in Philadelphia

In a major victory for injured municipal employees in Philadelphia, a Pennsylvania appellate court recently blocked the city’s attempt to obtain...

New Laws to Help Sexual Abuse Victims and Their Lawyers in California

As a result of changes to sexual abuse laws in California and a more liberal statute of limitations, attorneys in California now have a greater...

The Establishment of Company Regulation in Indonesia

  By Leks&Co
Provisions on company regulation is stipulated under Article 108 until Article 115 Law Number 13 of 2003 on Employment (“Law No.13/ 2003”) and...

Philadelphia Workers' Compensation for Psychological Injuries

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for different standards and evidence required to prove psychological injuries, as compared...

Office Depot Whistleblowers Case

A whistle blower complaint filed by an Office Depot employee has resulted in a large settlement for the state of California.

How Can a Felony Conviction Affect My Career?

  By HG.org
If you are facing a felony conviction, the lasting effects on your career can endure for much longer than any time that you receive. Being...

Tort Liability Protection Offered to Ohio Businesses Who Hire Ex-Criminals

In the latter part of 2012, the Ohio legislature passed Senate Bill 337, providing tort liability protection for businesses choosing to hire...

Three Important, Commonly Misunderstood Concepts in California Employment Law

Defining and discussing three of the most important and commonly misunderstood terms in California employment law - wrongful termination,...

Denied an Interview Because of Past Mistakes? The Law Can Protect Your Rights

Earlier this year, HB5701, the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, was passed and signed into law in Illinois. This law is more...

Can I be Terminated if I am Disabled and Collecting Workers' Compensation Benefits in New York?

My clients are often surprised to learn that even after devoting many years of loyalty to a company, that he or she is subject to termination,...

The Spanish Government Grants a ‘’Second Chance’’ to Non-Resident Pensioners

Included in the Draft Tax Reform of Income Tax Law for Non-residents is a significant modifying rule that could be described as a "second...

Immigration in Albania

Legislative framework and general principles in Albania.

Unwarranted Drug Tests On Senior Citizens

Senior citizens have been given certain unnecessary drug testing in a Medicare fraud scheme.

End of Service Benefits: Comparison of Gratuity under the UAE Labor Law and DIFC Laws

Employees are eligible for Gratuity at the end of completing a full years of service. This gratuity is calculated as 21 days of salary. Salary...

Can I Get the Other Side to Pay My Attorneys’ Fees If I Win My Case?

  By HG.org
While other countries may require the losing side to pay both sets of attorneys’ fees, in the United States, this is not usually the rule....

Illegal Activities of Employee Justify Dismissal?

When discussing unlawful conduct or illegal activities in relation to employment, most people will think of improper or wrongful conduct of...

Work Permits Under Wet Lease Agreements for Oil Exploration Operations in Turkey

As part of exploration operations of multinational companies, wet lease agreements are gaining more importance especially in oil and gas...

Can an Employer Refuse to Hire Me for Having a Felony?

  By HG.org
Individuals who have been convicted of a felony often experience difficulty in securing employment because many employers choose not to hire...

Collecting A Judgment From an Employer in California

A large part of our judgment collection law practice is collection of labor awards, or more specifically enforcement labor judgments....

Securities and Exchange Commission’s Whistleblower Program Is No Joke

The Securities & Exchange Commission's whistleblower program is proving itself to be a force to be reckoned with.

Mental Stress Injuries under the New York State Workers' Compensation Law

The New York State Workers' Compensation Law provides for indemnity and medical benefits if a claim is found to be work related. One of the more...

Employment (Labour) Contracts in Turkey

As Turkey maintains economic stability and growth for almost five years, the confidence of the foreign investors raised and new direct...

You're Fired: Unfair Dismissal in Malaysia

An oft-repeated business mantra is “be slow to hire and quick to fire”. Unfortunately, what many managers do not realise is that a “quick to...

Work Permits for Foreign Shareholders and Managers in Turkey

Since last 10 years the financial developments and the promising financial and technological progresses notably in energy, tourism and...

Business Taxes, Payroll Taxes and Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

When the business faces a cash flow problem, many business owners use the payroll taxes collected but not yet turned over to the IRS.

Whistleblower Failure-of-Care Claim Settled for $38 Million

Recently, a whistleblower failure-of-care claim was settled against a nursing home chain for $38 million. Even nursing home abuse can be stopped...

Reasons For Being A Whistleblower

Whistleblowers don't normally report fraud for financial gain - they report it because they've been wrongfully retaliated against.

When Work Injuries are Disqualified for California Workers' Compensation

The State of California enacted a workers' compensation system to provide benefits on a no-fault basis for those who sustain injury arising our...

Increased Amount of Securities Exchange Commission Whistleblower Cases

The Securities Exchange Commission has investigated over 686 whistleblower cases in this year alone - the highest amount since 2011.

Whistleblowers Don’t Just Expose Fraud – They Can Save Lives

When whistleblowers report fraud within hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, they may also unknowingly stop risky medical practices.

Psychiatric Injuries Under California Workers' Compensation Law

The California Legislature enacted specific provisions of the Labor Code to create a higher threshold of compensability for psychiatric injury...

Dubai Employment Benefits - End of Service Gratuity

Literal meaning of severance or gratuity is a favor or gift, usually in the form of money, given in return for service. In other words a sum of...

Can an Injured Worker in New York State Collect Both Workers' Compensation and Unemployment?

It may seem to run contrary to common sense, but it is possible to collect both workers' compensation and unemployment benefits. However, an...

More than $30 Million Awarded to an Overseas Whistleblower

A record amount of $30 million was awarded to an overseas whistleblower for providing key information to detect an ongoing fraud.

Seven False Claims Act Lawsuits Settled for $98 Million

Seven whistleblower suits against Community Health Systems and associated entities was settled in August for $98 million.

Triggering Your Rights Under the California Family Rights Act

The California Family Rights Act was created to protect employees going on leave as a result of the following circumstances: childbirth;...


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