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  • 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 medical problem with the employee. Those that work at the company are protected from discrimination, being passed over for promotion, discipline actions, being laid off and termination when using FMLA.

  • 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 allegedly stems from the protests that Kaepernick initiated during his last season with the 49ers. Despite becoming a free agent with an enviable record at the end of the 2016-2017season, he has yet to be recruited by any NFL teams and believes it is because they are actively avoiding hiring him.

  • 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 are certain instances where a minor is permitted to become involved in contractual obligations as if he or she were an adult facing the same choices.

  • 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 individual is not of legal age. However, there are certain situations that are exempt from these problems in placing the teen in a place of business through a family company or when creating a new business.

  • 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 employer.

  • 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 advantages to employers hiring independent contractors, including not having to collect and pay payroll taxes for independent contractors. Employers withhold income tax, Social Security and Medicare tax from employee wages.

  • Expert Witness on Failure to Supervise Principles
      by HG.org

    The failure of supervision in upholding certain professional principles is an important aspect that may require more research and management. An expert witness’ testimony may assist the case when these principles are the subject of a license or professional review where the person affected could lose his or her ability to retain his or her career.

  • 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 often made on a different schedule. There may also be conflict about whether a commission was fully earned or not. When commissions must be paid depends on a number of factors, including the work that the employee performed before termination, the commission agreement and state wage laws.

  • 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 advantages to employers hiring independent contractors, including not having to collect and pay payroll taxes for independent contractors. Employers withhold income tax, Social Security and Medicare tax from employee wages.

  • 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 your own business comes with great responsibility. Many small businesses must comply with a number of federal, state and local employment laws when they hire staff to assist them in fulfilling their dreams.


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