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- Accommodating for Injuries in New Jersey
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) prohibits disability discrimination in the workplace.
- Stress-Related Workers' Compensation Claims
"I'm over stressed because of my job." It's a phrase we hear all too often from our friends, family, and colleagues. For some this simply means taking some extra time to relax when they get home from work.
- Megyn Kelly Writer Fired after Reporting Bullying to NBC Execs
NBC is providing an unintentional example of how hard it can be to change workplace culture.
- Am I Liable When My Uber Passenger Causes an Accident While I’m Driving for the Company?
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 contact Uber immediately when these situations arise to ensure the consequences remove the employee behind the wheel from liability and damages to others in these incidents.
- Potential Liabilities Associated with Alcoholic Consumption at Employer-Sponsored Events
While an employer's potential liability for injuries caused by employees who consume alcohol at company holiday functions varies from state to state, possible theories of liability include negligence, respondeat superior( where an employer becomes liable for the actions of his employee while that employee is in the course of employment) and social host or dram shop liability.
- The Department of Labor Issues New Guidelines When Hiring Interns
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 Labor has discarded its six-part test for determining whether interns and students are employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act as it pertains to for-profit employers.
- Massachusetts Welcomes the Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act on April 18, 2018
On April 2, 2018, "An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"( "PWFA") becomes law. With this new law comes new protections for pregnant workers in the Commonwealth by providing additional safeguards for those workers who are seeking workplace accommodations relating to their pregnancy.
- Policies Governing Employees' Use of Computer Equipment
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.
There are a variety of agreements that should be considered for your company's employment documents, depending on the complexity and nature of the business. Not all will apply to all businesses and some may seem unnecessary.
- San Diego Independent Contractor Agreements
The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is one of the highest priorities of federal agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor as well as California agencies such as the California Labor Board and the Employment Development Department (EDD). The EDD audits most California corporations every 3 years.