Employment Law Articles

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

Overtime and How It Is Calculated

  November 21, 2017     By HG.org
Certain employees are entitled to overtime pay. Federal and state laws dictate how this time is to be calculated when it is available.

Problems Business Owners May Face and Their Legal Remedies

  November 21, 2017     By HG.org
Many individuals who start their own businesses do so because they want to be in business for themselves, have a great idea they want to share...

Unlicensed Construction Contractors in California - Their Hiring, Non-Payment, and Liability Risks

  November 20, 2017     By HG.org
California has a strict law that prohibits using an unlicensed contractor to complete construction work. Property owners face consequences of...

Employee or Independent Contractor?

  November 20, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The Federal District Court for the District of Maryland recently determined in Braxton v. El Dorado Lounge, ELH-15-3661 (Oct. 27, 2017), that...

Security Request Denied by Employer Then Doorman Attacked While on Duty

  November 20, 2017     By HG.org
When there are possible attacks in a city or town where a doorman is present, additional security is recommended as a course of action to...

Steps to Take If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied

  November 20, 2017     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
If you have been injured at work, your employer’s Workers’ Compensation plan will cover the costs associated with your injury.

Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer Mental Distress

Only seven states currently require employers to provide workers with paid sick leave.

Fired for Requesting FMLA Leave – Do I Have a Case?

  November 17, 2017     By HG.org
The Family and Medical Leave Act permits someone to take a leave of absence from a company to take care of family or when there is an extended...

The Problem with Minors Signing Contracts

  November 16, 2017     By HG.org
A minor is not permitted to enter into a legal contract for any reason, and this causes severe complications for a business owner when the...

Can a Minor Start a Non-Profit Organization Legally?

  November 16, 2017     By HG.org
Minors have taken part in creating businesses, organizations and churches, and starting a non-profit is not much of a reach for someone under...

Bipartite Dispute Resolution for Labour Disputes in Indonesia

  November 15, 2017     By BP Lawyers
To anyone who works in the industry business, the term Bipartite Dispute Resolution for Labor Disputes in Indonesia may be more familiar to...

Beijing’s Employment Termination Based on Objective Circumstances Changes

  November 10, 2017     By HG.org
China’s employment laws are location based, and this means that termination for employees may differ from one area or city to another. With...

Minors Which May Legally Sign a Contract

  November 10, 2017     By HG.org
Minors sign contracts occasionally, but these situations cause severe complications for a business if the employer is not family. However, there...

Can Kaepernick Prove Collusion by the NFL?

  November 10, 2017     By Hebets & McCallin
Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL for colluding to prevent him from being hired by any team. This collusion grievance...

How to Effectively Depose an Economic Expert Witness

  November 6, 2017     By HG.org
Economic expert witnesses may be relied upon in a variety of cases. They may help determine the amount of damages that an architectural defect...

What You Need to Know Before Signing Employment Documents

  November 6, 2017     By HG.org
When becoming an employee with a company, it is vital that the employment documents are reviewed carefully by the person as well as a legal...

Federal and State Agency Hearing Defense for San Diego Employers

  November 6, 2017     By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Employers in San Diego and across California face an ever-increasing landscape of employee based claims and litigation. Federal cases with the...

Employment Laws You Must Understand if You Have a Small Business

  November 6, 2017     By HG.org
Small businesses are a great option for many individuals who want to be their own bosses and harness their creative energies. However, owning...

Can Employees Be Fired While Out on Workers’ Compensation?

  November 6, 2017     By Gross and Kenny, LLP
Employees with work-related injuries or illnesses often hesitate to file Workers’ Compensation claims because they fear retaliation from their...

Is Drug Addiction a Disability? Yes and No

  November 6, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Recovering addicts may be entitled to protection under federal law

Earned Commissions: Getting Paid after Termination

  November 2, 2017     By HG.org
Many employees expect to be paid their final wages on their last day of work or at their regular pay period. However, commission payments are...

NYC Construction Accidents: Is Workers' Comp Enough?

  November 1, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
Construction is hard, dangerous work that requires a great deal of courage. The recent string of catastrophic accidents on New York City job...

Employer Claims I Am an Independent Contractor but I Never Signed Paperwork

  October 31, 2017     By HG.org
Employers often hire independent contractors to perform work that is similar to the work employees perform. However, there are several...

Temporary Agency Workers Directive in European Community Law

  October 31, 2017     By HG.org
Through various directives in the European Community Laws, it is possible for various projects, programs and work schedules to be created such...

One in Three Women Say They Were Sexually Harassed at Work, But Most Don’t Report It—Why?

  October 31, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Lately, many people are saying that Hollywood has a sexual harassment problem. That may be true, but it raises a larger issue: does every...

What Benefits Is My Same-Sex Spouse or Domestic Partner Entitled to?

  By HG.org
Due to a number of important Supreme Court decisions in the 21st century, married same-sex spouses are entitled to a number of benefits that...

Workers' Compensation for Non-Military Government Contractors Injured Overseas

  October 30, 2017     By HG.org
Government contractors may be hired to rebuild countries after a war or natural disaster. They may build bridges, transport supplies to villages...

Expert Witness on Failure to Supervise Principles

  October 30, 2017     By HG.org
The failure of supervision in upholding certain professional principles is an important aspect that may require more research and management. An...

Employer Claims I Am an Independent Contractor but I Never Signed Paperwork

  October 27, 2017     By HG.org
Employers often hire independent contractors to perform work that is similar to the work employees perform. However, there are several...

Industrial Plant Accidents and Workers' Comp

  October 26, 2017     By Gross and Kenny, LLP
Industrial plant accidents include chemical spills, leaks, explosions, machinery malfunctions, electrical failures and fires. They can have...

Vision Discrimination in the Workplace

Vision impairments including blindness are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

How Is the Amount of My Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Award Determined?

  October 25, 2017     By HG.org
Workers’ compensation awards are often determined based on the types of injury or disability incurred while working for are at the company. To...

Navigating Ezekiel Elliott’s Legal Plays

  October 24, 2017     By Hebets & McCallin
Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys has been fighting a 6 game misconduct ban since the start of the football season. His legal moves have...

Who Is at Fault for My Falling on Ice in Minnesota?

  October 23, 2017     By HG.org
Falling from icy surfaces is commonplace in such locations as Minnesota in the winter weather months, but when the injuries are severe and...

Necessary Steps for Terminating an Employee

  October 23, 2017     By HG.org
Before an employee is fired, it is essential for the employer to consider various factors such as discrimination, harassment and if there is a...

Employer Refused to Pay Workers for Restroom Breaks

  October 23, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Department of Labor sues on behalf of 6,000 employees.

What Is a Minnesota Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant?

  October 20, 2017     By HG.org
When an employee has been injured to the point that he or she is no longer able to continue working within the same industry or job type, he or...

Protection for Intelligence Agency Whistleblowers

  October 20, 2017     By HG.org
Whistleblowers in the intelligence agency locations could require additional protections after the supervisors or management have been exposed...

Terminated for Medical Disability: Is It Wrongful Termination or Discrimination?

  October 20, 2017     By HG.org
Being terminated due to a disability may be unlawful and could lead to a civil suit against the employer. The circumstances of the termination,...

What Can I Do If I Contest the Amount of My Workers’ Compensation Award?

  October 19, 2017     By HG.org
Workers’ compensation awards usually end a claim and the injured is able to recover and become whole after the incident. However, sometimes, the...

Does Minnesota Provide Workers’ Comp for a Repetitive Stress Injury

  October 18, 2017     By HG.org
Workers’ compensation generally provides for the injuries, disability and medical conditions that occur due to or while working for a company....

Terminating Probationary Employees in Beijing

  October 16, 2017     By HG.org
New employment laws have affected the way China is permitted to terminate employees through the Responses to Several Issues Regarding...

Was Your Construction Site Accident Caused by Defective Equipment?

  October 13, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
If you have been involved in a construction site accident, do you know the reason why the accident occurred? It could have been faulty equipment.

Role of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

  October 13, 2017     By HG.org
The National Labor Relations Board was created as an independent federal agency through the United States Congress with assisted with the...

What Topics Should an Employee Handbook Cover?

  October 11, 2017     By HG.org
An employee handbook should include various topics to ensure the person hired is aware of numerous concerns at the jobsite as well as...

Woman Says She Was Forced to Take Unpaid Leave During Pregnancy

  October 10, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Police officer who was five months pregnant claims she was unfairly denied light-duty work.

Paying Employees Fairly and OnTime

  October 10, 2017     By HG.org
When employees are not paid properly, it is possible they will leave the company, file a lawsuit against the employer or even ban together and...

California Labor Law: Checklist for Determining an Independent Contractor vs. an Employee

  By HG.org
According to California labor law, the IRS has developed a checklist to distinguish between an independent contractor vs. full time. Understand...

Ride-Sharing App Assigned Me a Passenger with a Fare Exceeding the Cap. Now I Can't Get Paid

  October 6, 2017     By HG.org
Employment and labor laws apply to companies within the United States. This means that every state within the country is required to ensure that...

What You Need to Know about Labor and Employment Laws in the US

  October 6, 2017     By HG.org
Labor and employment laws in the United States are important, and they often manage what is permitted for management, workers, the owner of a...

Are Wages to Independent Contractors Subject to Garnishment?

  October 4, 2017     By HG.org
Persons that work for themselves are considered independent contractors even if they are employed within the building of a company. These...

Former Independent Contractors Breach of Non-Solicitation Clause

  October 4, 2017     By HG.org
When a business owner or manager has independent contractors, he or she often has them sign certain contracts that bind them to terms and...

Dutch Criteria for Dismissal for Employee’s Unsatisfactory Performance

  October 4, 2017     By AMS Advocaten
In a recent employment case in the Netherlands, an employer applied for the dismissal of an employee for unsatisfactory performance. The...

Human Resource Areas Strengthened by Having a Commercial Lawyer

  October 4, 2017     By HG.org
Commercial lawyers are needed to assist all manner of business transactions to include human resource issues that arise. With the assistance of...

I Won My EEOC Claim. Can I Negotiate the Amount Awarded?

  By HG.org
When someone faces an employment matter where harassment or discrimination occurs, it is important to seek legal assistance to determine if a...

Can Your Employer Prohibit You from Talking about Your Salary?

  October 2, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Let’s face it, many employers would probably prefer that employees avoid discussions about compensation. After all, if staffers don’t know how...

Can I Sue an Employer Instead of Pursue Workers’ Compensation?

  October 2, 2017     By HG.org
Suing the employer when harmed in an incident while at the jobsite or working for the company is often not possible when a workers’ compensation...

How Labor Union Decisions Are Made

  September 27, 2017     By HG.org
Labor unions are important to unite workers together so that they are represented and rights are protected against various companies throughout...

UAE Labour Law: How to Resolve A Labor Dispute

  September 25, 2017     By HHS Lawyers & Legal Consultants
In the United Arab Emirates, it is essential that you know your rights as an employee or you are at least familiar with some of the things in...

Philly Area Restaurant Pays $1.3 Million to Settle Unfair Wage Suit

  September 25, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
As most restaurant servers could probably attest, working for tips means getting used to an uncertain income. Some days, you may go home with...

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim

  September 22, 2017     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
No one goes to work expecting to become seriously injured while performing their regular job responsibilities.

Does a Claim of Sexual Harassment at Work Require the Intent to Offend?

  September 22, 2017     By HG.org
Sexual harassment is a type of sex discrimination that is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and a number of various state...

Workers' Rights While on Maternity Leave

Before a worker becomes pregnant, they should take the time to learn about their rights regarding maternity leave and the use of...

Legal Requirements for Freelancers

  September 21, 2017     By HG.org
Freelancing legal requirements and aspects are often confusing to those that have only just started or that have not fully researched these...

Pre-pack Bankruptcy: The Transition of an Enterprise in Terms of Employment Law in the EU

  September 20, 2017     By AMS Advocaten
The 22 June 2017 verdict by the European Court of Justice qualifies a pre-pack as the transition of an enterprise in terms of employment law....

Can You Be Fired for Your Political Views?

  September 19, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Political arguments seem to be heating up everywhere, including the workplace. That can lead to some uncomfortable situations, especially if you...

Update on Romanian Labour Law

  September 18, 2017     By Hammond, Minciu and Associates
As a Romanian law firm dealing with Labour related issues it is interesting to see the amendments to the Labour Code recently introduced by the...

Employers in Malta Should Not Use Consent as a Legal Basis for Processing Employee Personal Data

  September 15, 2017     By Mamo TCV Advocates
On 8 June 2017, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party ("WP29") adopted Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work ("the Opinion") [1] ....

Am I Protected as a Whistleblower if Employer’s Criminal Activities Are Not Reported until after I Was Fired?

  By HG.org
Before blowing the whistle on a supervisor or manager, it is important to ensure the employee is protected from the action. Even if the person...

Disability Discrimination Complaints on the Rise: What Employees Need to Know

  September 11, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Common ways employers may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Legal Checklist for Hiring New Employees

  By HG.org
When hiring a new employee, it is important to understand the legal requirements associated with this relationship. There are several legal...

Legal Risks of Recruiting Employees from Social Media

  By HG.org
Social media websites and other areas have been a major boon to businesses in finding assistance with all manner of materials, resources and...

If I Quit my Job, Do I Forfeit any Bonus I had been Promised in Writing?

  By HG.org
Employment usually brings in certain perks when in seniority or with certain careers. However, if the employment ends, many of the bonuses may...

Rules Regarding Marijuana in the Workplace in Legalized States

  By HG.org
While the entire United States has different laws based on what has been proposed and implemented in each individual state, some of these permit...

Is Your Employer Skimming from Your Paycheck?

  September 1, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
New report shows companies steal billions from workers every year. A new report reveals some alarming findings that all workers should be aware...

Planning for Technological Disruption in Small Business

  August 31, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Technological disruptions are already changing the face of American business. We can assume that things are going to become more chaotic, rather...

Drawbacks of Suing to Enforce a Confidentiality Agreement and How a Lawyer Can Really Help

  By HG.org
Confidentiality agreements are often necessary for business transactions. They are the legally binding agreements between two parties which...

Insurance Requirements Related to Temporary Workers

  By HG.org
Insurance is not generally provided to temporary workers without certain factors in place. Because of this, any laws requiring a company to...

Privacy and the GDPR in Your Company in Belgium - It Is Time to Take Action

  August 30, 2017     By Peeters Advocaten-Avocats
In less than a year before the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is time to take action.

Why President Eisenhower’s Dire Warning Is Still Relevant

  August 30, 2017     By Louthian Law Firm, P.A. - Whistleblower Lawyer
It’s been well over five decades since the sitting President of the United States issued a grave warning to his fellow Americans as part of his...

When do Employers Have to Provide Time Off for Voting?

  By HG.org
Federal law throughout the country does not provide the ability for employees to take time off from work in order to vote. However, most states...

When Can I Legally Have My Children Work in the Family Business?

  August 29, 2017     By HG.org
It is important to know when children are legally able to join and work in a family business. This is often determined by age, the amount of...

Ten of the most dangerous jobs for Workers Compensation

  August 28, 2017     By Cousins, Desrosiers, And Morizio, P.C.
Are you one of the many Americans working at high risk job on a daily basis for the sake of a paycheck? For a lot of you, avoiding imminent...

Cyprus: The Implementation of the EU Posted Workers Directive

  August 28, 2017     By Soteris Pittas & Co LLC
The Republic of Cyprus has implemented the EU Directive 2014 on the posting of workers whereby employers (for example EU companies) sponsoring...

New Rules for Employment and Personal Disputes Arbitration Becomes Effective in China

  August 28, 2017     By MMLC Group
On July 1, 2017, the latest “Rules for Handling Arbitration Cases about Employment and Personnel Disputes” (“Rules”) issued by the Ministry of...

What All Tipped Employees Need to Know about Tip Credits

  August 28, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Believe it or not, even people who work at the so-called happiest place on earth have their complaints. A restaurant worker at a major theme...

Can my Employer Withhold my Pension after I Lost a Whistleblower Case?

  By HG.org
When a case is lost where an individual has attempted to reveal illegal or corrupt practices in the company, it is important not to admit...

Workers’ Compensation Benefits after Getting Fired

Workers’ Compensation laws are tricky for the average person to navigate. After sustaining a workplace injury, many employees question their job...

White Collar Overtime Exemption Laws

  By HG.org
Many business owners and persons in management are unaware that misclassifying employees as either exempt or nonexempt affect various different...

Whistleblower Cases in the News

Sometimes, employees are forced to toe the line between doing their job and doing what is morally right. When an applicant applies for a...

Lump Sum Settlements in Workers' Compensation Cases

Workers’ Compensation benefits are designed to provide financial relief for someone who has been injured on the job. This includes the cost of...

Employees Terminated for Workers’ Compensation Claims

Many injured workers decide not to file Workers’ Compensation claims out of fear they will be terminated for doing so. It is illegal for an...

Explosions in the Workplace

Explosions in the workplace are very serious accidents that can cause extensive injuries to those within the radius of the blast. They often...

New Management and Overtime Rules Released by the Department of Labor

  By HG.org
Rules and regulations regarding workers’ time, overtime and benefits change often and may vary based on the state the employee works in, even if...

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’...

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,...

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

Dismissal Due to Illness Only Possible in Germany in the Case of a Negative Health Prognosis

While it is a relatively widespread misconception that employees cannot be dismissed while they are sick, dismissal due to illness does require...

New OSHA Rules Regarding Anti-Retaliation Measures

  By HG.org
Retaliation in the workplace is not uncommon. When someone has contacted a supervisor or management of something that needs to be corrected, and...

Legal Checkups Every Business Needs

  By HG.org
When businesses are progressing forward from the beginning, it is important to ensure legal matters are set correctly and up to date. This means...

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