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Megyn Kelly Writer Fired after Reporting Bullying to NBC Execs

  February 13, 2018     By McOmber & McOmber, PC
NBC is providing an unintentional example of how hard it can be to change workplace culture.
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Potential Liabilities Associated with Alcoholic Consumption at Employer-Sponsored Events

  February 13, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
While an employer's potential liability for injuries caused by employees who consume alcohol at company holiday functions varies from state to...

Am I Liable When My Uber Passenger Causes an Accident While I’m Driving for the Company?

  February 12, 2018     By HG.org
Working for Uber may lead to certain situations where an accident occurs during or after work hours for the driver. However, it is important to...

The Department of Labor Issues New Guidelines When Hiring Interns

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
In reaction to very recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Benjamin v B & H Education, Inc, the United States Department of...

Massachusetts Welcomes the Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act on April 18, 2018

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
On April 2, 2018, "An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"( "PWFA") becomes law. With this new law comes new...

Policies Governing Employees' Use of Computer Equipment

  February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Have you ever walked up on an employee using Facebook on the clock or standing at the copier with a stack of personal documents?

Employment Agreements Such as Severance, Non-Compete, etc.

  February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
There are a variety of agreements that should be considered for your company's employment documents, depending on the complexity and nature of...

Special Legal Rights Enjoyed by Teachers

  February 8, 2018     By HG.org
Teachers are provided special legal rights through employment contracts, prohibition of instances of discrimination, protections from dismissal...

San Diego Independent Contractor Agreements

  January 31, 2018     By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is one of the highest priorities of federal agencies such as the Internal Revenue...

Fair Scheduling Trend

  January 30, 2018     By McOmber & McOmber, PC
Fair scheduling, also referred to as restrictive or predictable scheduling, is a current trend in employment law.

Definition of Sexual Harassment

  January 30, 2018     By McOmber & McOmber, PC
Claims of sexual harassment have been all over the news lately, with various celebrities coming forward to tell their stories.

Assault Charges against My Manager Resulted in Threat of Employee Termination. Is the Owner’s Threat also a Crime?

  January 30, 2018     By HG.org
Any type of assault, discrimination or harassment in the workplace usually leads to either criminal or civil charges against the individual,...

Filing Your Workers' Compensation Claim on Time Is Critical

  January 30, 2018     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
All employees are eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits if they suffer from a workplace injury.

Workplace Injuries Caused by a Fellow Employee

  January 30, 2018     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
Workplace injuries can happen anytime, often when you least expect it.

Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination

  January 30, 2018     By McOmber & McOmber, PC
A recent investigation reveals that dozens of employers, including Amazon, Target, Goldman Sachs and Facebook itself, placed recruitment...

Do Not Play Big Brother at Workplace! Recent Judgment of European Court of Human Rights

  January 29, 2018     By SMARTLEGAL Schmidt & Partners
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in his fresh decision established that the camera surveillance of lecture halls violated the...

Important Limitations on Subcontracting You Need to Know

  January 26, 2018     By HG.org
Subcontractors to a company, contracting agency or working with an individual have limitations in what work may be completed based on the...

Importance of FCA Retaliation Protections for Whistleblowers

  January 25, 2018     By Louthian Law Firm, P.A. - Whistleblower Lawyer
FCA retaliation protections are in place to make sure that people who report false claims filed with the United States government are not...

Employment Termination Issues in Indonesia

  January 23, 2018     By BP Lawyers
When talking about employment termination issues in Indonesia, the matter is never that simple for a private company, let alone foreign company....

Top 3 Legal Pitfalls Small Businesses Encounter

  January 23, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
With an industrial spirit, and enviable ambition, many small business owners leave no stone unturned in the marketplace. They see opportunity at...

Workers Protection Standard: Farm Workers

  January 23, 2018     By HG.org
The Environmental Protection Agency protects farm workers through poisoning and injury incidents with pesticides around the country. The workers...

Employee Handbooks

  January 23, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Every business has different processes, applicable standards and regulations, and values; therefore a proper employee handbook for your staff...

Policies on How Employees and Supervisors Communicate

  January 23, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
There are policies governing employee and supervisor communication for reasons of productivity, and there are policies with bases of legal...

How to Acquire an Alien Labor Certification

  January 19, 2018     By HG.org
Certification to work in the United States may be accomplished through various means, and acquiring an Alien Labor Certification is possible by...

How to Acquire an H1B Visa?

  January 18, 2018     By HG.org
An H1B visa lottery is necessary for certain immigrants that are unable to acquire sponsorship for certain green cards, obtain permanent or...

New York’s Highest Court Expands Availability of Punitive Damages under the New York City Human Rights Law

  January 16, 2018     By Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC
New York City Wrongful Termination Attorney David S. Rich explains that New York's court of last resort recently lowered the standard for...

Dispelling Top 7 Myths about Pursuing Workers Compensation

  January 15, 2018     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
Workers’ compensation can be confusing. To help clarify the pervasive misinformation surrounding this coverage, here are a few common myths...

Understanding the Timeline for Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim

  January 15, 2018     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
If you have been injured on the job, you may be confused about how you can receive compensation for your injuries.

Differences in Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Cases in Illinois

  January 11, 2018     By HG.org
Illinois personal injury cases and workers’ compensation cases have significant differences between them. Some of the key distinctions between...

What Is Workers Compensation Insurance?

  January 11, 2018     By Carter Capner Law
All jobs have their pros and cons. But at least employees are assured of income in exchange for services, and at least some compensation for any...

Employer Wants to Rehire the Harasser I Complained About

  January 9, 2018     By HG.org
Employers are often held responsible for the acts of their employees, including supervisors and coworkers. Vicarious liability in this context...

Breach of Contract Legal Issues Involving Teachers

  January 5, 2018     By HG.org
Contracts for employment bind teachers to an administration and a school district. Equally, these educators are provided the benefits and...

Why HR Departments May Fail Victims of Harassment

  January 5, 2018     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Human Resources Departments are charged with protecting the company, not necessarily the employee.

Another Year, Another Change: Tax Law in Romania

  January 5, 2018     By Hammond, Minciu and Associates
The year 2017 was one when many changes were proposed by the Government, but these changes were not always implemented. Some important changes...

Restaurant Keeps All Banquet Gratuity - Wait Staff Only Paid Minimum Wage, No Tips. Is that Legal?

  January 4, 2018     By HG.org
Restaurant employees are often subject to lost wages through tips being taken or other employer actions against them. Restaurant employers often...

Teaching Contracts: Minimum Amount of Notice Requirement If Contract Does Not Specify

  January 2, 2018     By HG.org
Teaching jobs and other jobs in schools often work differently than other types of jobs. Teachers are usually provided with a contract for a...

Tax Whistleblower Statute

  January 2, 2018     By HG.org
Whistleblowers exist within many different departments of the federal government, and this includes the Internal Revenue Service which is...

Whistleblower Protections in New Jersey

  January 2, 2018     By McOmber & McOmber, PC
Whistleblower protection laws exist on the federal and state level to protect workers who report misconduct from retaliation by their employers.

Is It Legal for a School Not to Renew My Teaching Contract if I Reasonably Expected It to Continue?

  December 28, 2017     By HG.org
When a teacher is contracted to work at a specific school, it is often reasonable to expect that his or her continued working relationship will...

Are Pooled Tips for Waiters Legal?

  December 28, 2017     By HG.org
In the United States, most servers work for less than the standard employee and are compensated by tips from customers as expected in the...

What Are the Laws Involved in Employment Tips?

  December 27, 2017     By HG.org
Employees that work as servers or wait staff earn a meager amount per hour and the rest is compensated through tips provided by customers....

Independent Contractors

  December 27, 2017     By McOmber & McOmber, PC
When it comes to determining employment rights and responsibilities, the most important factor is the definition of employer and employee.

What Should You Do about Sexual Harassment?

  December 27, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
When the headlines hit close to home.

Does Being Fired After Voluntary Rehab Violate Employment ADA Benefits?

  December 21, 2017     By HG.org
When a person has entered rehabilitation for drug use or an ongoing substance abuse problem, he or she admits to the complication while working...

Worker Injured in Warehouse Explosion Settles for $1.3 Million

  December 20, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The man, an electrical contractor, suffered these injuries while replacing a fire suppression system.

Teacher Resignation Due to Retaliation by Principal - Can School District Be Sued?

  December 20, 2017     By HG.org
When a workplace creates a hostile work environment, this could be considered harassment or discrimination when only one individual is targeted....

What People Don't Know about Discrimination and Harassment at Work

  December 18, 2017     By Lem Garcia Law
Going to work every day is hard enough. Don’t let your employer make it even harder on you by tolerating discrimination and harassment. Federal...

Accused of Time Theft by My Employer – Is That a Real Thing?

  December 18, 2017     By HG.org
Wage theft from an employer occurs when an employer fails to pay an employee for the time that he or she worked and is entitled to pay. This can...

Injured at Work? 10 Steps You Need To Take

  December 13, 2017     By Lem Garcia Law
When people are injured at work, they are often too scared to file for a workers’ compensation claim because they are worried that they will be...

Employer's Use of the E-Verify System

  December 11, 2017     By HG.org
Electronic verification is used for confirming the ability and authorization for a new hire to work within a company through employers using and...

LGBTQ Protections in U.S. Workplaces

  By HG.org
Protection at work for gay, lesbian and other persons with similar lives is not always available. This is highly dependent on state legislation,...

Independent Contractor or Employee? How the ‘Gig Economy’ May Strip Workers of Legal Protection

  December 8, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Don’t let misclassification prevent you from exercising your rights

My Ex Harassed and Stalked Me Using His Employer’s Computer. Do I Have a Case against the Employer?

  December 6, 2017     By HG.org
When someone is harassed by and individual through a work computer, it is possible that the employer is held liable in these instances due to...

U.N. Employee: If I Have a Harassment Claim Can I Hire an Lawyer Outside OSLA?

  December 5, 2017     By HG.org
Harassment claims within the United Nations Office occur just as with any other company, entity or organization. However, these offices with...

Can a Recent Medical Diagnosis Make an Employment Contract Voidable?

  December 5, 2017     By HG.org
When confronted with a medical condition that makes work difficult or impossible, it is important to consult with a supervisor and explain the...

Can Your Employer Ever Force You to Undergo a Medical Exam?

  December 1, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Is it OK for your boss to require you to get a yearly physical? Can your employer insist that you supply medical documentation proving that it’s...

Do Companies Have to Offer Paternity Leave?

  November 27, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Many fathers find it difficult to cobble together paid and unpaid time off in order to devote time to their growing families after the arrival...

Problems Business Owners May Face and Their Legal Remedies

  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...

Employee or Independent Contractor?

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

  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

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?

  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

  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?

  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

  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

  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

  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?

Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL for colluding to prevent him from being hired by any team. This collusion grievance...

What You Need to Know Before Signing Employment Documents

  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

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

  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?

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

Recovering addicts may be entitled to protection under federal law

Earned Commissions: Getting Paid after Termination

  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?

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

  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

  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?

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

  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...

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

  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

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?

  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

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?

  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

  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

Department of Labor sues on behalf of 6,000 employees.

What Is a Minnesota Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant?

  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...

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

  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,...

Protection for Intelligence Agency Whistleblowers

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

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

  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

  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

  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?

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)

  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?

  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...

The 7 Most Common Work Hazards

To assess what work conditions contribute the most to worker injuries, illnesses and deaths, the National Safety Council (NSC) sends safety...

Changes to Crane Safety Regulations

Cranes are one of the largest pieces of equipment on a construction site and thus present a greater risk to construction workers, site visitors,...


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