Employment Law Articles

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

Employees and Social Media Rights

Do you know your rights as an Employer if you find out your Employees are speaking negatively about you, their jobs or your company on social...
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Negotiating Employment Contacts

Whether you are a recent medical school graduate or a seasoned physician preparing for a change in your employment, it is important to know the...

Seeking Compensation for Hand Injuries Sustained at Work

A hand injury sustained at work can be devastating to a worker’s earning potential and, depending on their severity, may leave workers partially...

OSHA Discourages Post-Injury Drug Testing

While drug-testing any employee who has suffered a workplace accident may seem like a reasonable policy, the Occupational Safety and Health...

Company Forced to Rehire Woman It Fired After Work-Related Injury

Staffer sues employer for violating her rights under the ADA.

How Do I Sue My Employer? What Employees Need to Know about the Legal Process

What you need to do and when.

Fired for Refusing a Flu Shot

As winter approaches, many people have opted to become inoculated in hopes of preventing the flu. Some people choose to forego the flu vaccine...

Can I Get a Job in Colorado with a DUI?

Whether you’re actively seeking a new job or you’re already working part- or full-time, a Colorado DUI can have a significant impact on your...

Defending Employee Rights

Many employees treat their bosses as infallible, often allowing them to do as they please. While it is hard to debate a boss’s actions,...

Sexual Harassment by Corporate Executives

In a recent article published in Fortune Magazine, analysts from Stanford University Business School and the University of Missouri discussed...

Job Protection for Pregnant Employees

Some women who become pregnant receive congratulations from their co-workers and managers. But that is not the case for others - there are still...

Appealing a Denied Workers' Compensation Claim

When an employee suffers an injury on the job, they can seek compensation for their medical bills and lost wages via a Workers’ Compensation...

Best Practices for Employers: Guest Worker Program General

The H-2 Guest Worker program allows employers to bring agricultural workers into the country on short term work contracts (H-2A) and workers in...

Fraud and Investigations at the Workplace in Malta

LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK Monitoring of employees at the workplace is not specifically regulated by Maltese Law. In this respect, one must refer...

Required Notices for Terminating Employees in California

These lists of notices are grouped by federal requirements and California requirements.

When Senior-Level Managers Harass: What Employees Need to Know

Boss repeatedly threw coins down woman’s shirt.

What You Should Know Before You Hire a Private Investigator

Most people do not regularly hire private investigators and seeking out a private investigator and selecting the best investigator can sometimes...

Chipotle Employees Sue For Unpaid Wages

Nearly 10,000 former and current Chipotle workers have joined a class action lawsuit, alleging that they were unpaid for hours worked “off the...

Subrogation and Third-Party Claims

A construction worker injured by malfunctioning equipment, a police officer injured by a misfiring service weapon, or a commercial truck driver...

Injury During Lunch Breaks in Pennsylvania

When a worker is injured on the job in Pennsylvania, they are typically eligible to receive benefits under Workers’ Compensation. However, there...

Termination after Work-Related Loss of Body Part

Workplace injuries can range in severity from minor cuts and sprains to serious head and neck injuries. An example of one of the more serious...

Do I Really Need to Tell My Employer about an On the Job Injury?

When you have been injured while at work or sustained an illness associated with your workplace, there are responsibilities for both the...

Telecommuter Workers' Compensation

With technology constantly improving and becoming more prevalent, telecommuting is on the rise. According to a study conducted by Global...

Advocating for Workers

Society has done much to spread awareness of the pervasive problem of sexual harassment in the workplace. Many individuals in the professional...

Wrongful Termination for Taking a Personal Day

There are no federal laws requiring employers to provide employees with paid time off for personal reasons, however many employers provide...

Three Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits

Workers’ Compensation provides income loss benefits for workers who have been injured at work or suffer from a work-related illness. It also...

What Exotic Dancers Can Teach You about Independent Contractors

What the law says about employment status

Understanding the Workers’ Compensation Claims Process in Central Florida

With all of the industries and jobs in Orlando, it is important to understand your options should you get injured on the job.

Third-Party Claims and Workers’ Compensation

A workplace accident can be scary, leaving you injured to the point that you cannot return to work immediately – or perhaps ever again – and...

Work-Related Car Accidents

Some workers drive for a living while others may only occasionally do so to complete a work-related task. Under either scenario – in the event...

Steps for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim

When a worker is hospitalized in connection with an injury sustained on the job, they are unable to work. Other injuries may be less serious but...

Company Must Pay $277K After Refusing to Accommodate Worker’s Diabetes

Supervisor wouldn’t allow woman to keep juice at her work station

Can I File for Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Against the Same Employer?

If you were injured on the job, you are entitled to restitution through workers compensation insurance. Typically, employees will file an...

New in Settlement of Labour Disputes in Kazakhstan: Conciliation Commission

Most employers and employees inevitably face the problem of labor disputes, be it individual or collective ones. However, not many are aware of...

Right to Compensation in Respect of Unused Leave in EU and Malta

The European Court of Justice has recently ruled that an employee has the right to be paid an allowance in lieu of any days of paid annual leave...

Workers' Compensation Laws in Pennsylvania

Suffering a work-related injury in Pennsylvania is no doubt a life-changing experience for workers and their family members. The costly medical...

Successful Workers’ Compensation Claim

When an employee is injured in the workplace, he or she is typically eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits to cover lost wages and medical...

Physicians Face Discrimination

Physicians are faced with many employment law issues, with discrimination being a common one. Frequently, physicians must endure employers or...

What Does Unlawful Discrimination Cover?

As detailed above, unlawful discrimination occurs when your employer negatively affects the terms and conditions of your employment or...

Benefits for Amputations

When workers experience a serious injury, such as an amputation of a finger, they can pursue a Workers’ Compensation claim for wages lost and a...

Medical-Only Workers’ Compensation Claims

Recently, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued a decision affecting how a claimant must file when an initial Workers’ Compensation claim...

What You Need to Know about Treaty Employee Visas When Immigrating to Florida

Treaty employees from foreign countries that have signed navigation and commerce treaties with the United States can use treaty employee visas...

New Florida Workers’ Compensation Bill Will Change Penalties

There’s a new workers’ compensation bill in the Florida Senate, and if it is enacted, it will make some serious changes. It’s argued that the...

Basic Aspects of Cyprus Employment Law

With the financial crisis, employment law questions are becoming increasingly important to businesses. It is therefore, important for both...

Women Claim They Got Sick After Being Denied Right to Pump Breast Milk at Work

Female pilots say working conditions made it impossible to express breast milk

Workers Claim They Were Forced to Work Off-the-Clock, Now They’re Suing

Thousands of Chipotle employees say they were cheated out of their pay.

Sleeping on the Job in Malaysia - Is it Misconduct?

Can you terminate an employee for sleeping on the job?

Religious Freedom Bill and LGBT Community

Congressional leaders are in heated arguments over a proposed bill that would protect religious freedom, but could also allow members of the...

Workplace Injury Claims through Civil Lawsuits

Can an injured worker pursue a claim for pain and suffering through a civil lawsuit alleging negligence; or is the injured worker limited to...

Child Support Payments

How does an obligation to pay child support impact someone’s right to workers’ compensation benefits?

Woman Complained About Unequal Pay, so Company Sued Her

What employees need to know about unlawful retaliation

Advocating for Those Facing Workplace Discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was an iconic step in the right direction for the civil rights of individuals with...

Fighting Against Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination, while it can take on various forms and different levels of severity, is always illegal in the eyes of state and...

Advocating for LGBT Individuals in the Workplace

Americans in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community (LGBT) have fought for and won many rights in the past few years. While...

Yes, You Can You be Fired for Your Political Social Media Posts (Sometimes)

What workers need to know about their rights to free speech online

Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injuries

People often wonder whether there is any difference between a workers’ compensation and a typical personal injury case. While there are numerous...

What All Tipped Employees Need to Know About Tip Credits

Employee suing over allegedly unfair pay deductions.

The New International Labor Law and the Turquoise Card System in Turkey

With the increasing flow of FDI into Turkey in the past decade, the number of international employees have substantially escalated within the...

New Directive in EU Law on Trade Secrets and Know-how

Whilst the protection of Know-how and Trade Secrets is usually covered in local law there is often confusion as to how this will translate...

Common HIPAA Violations

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is legislation that provides guidelines and practices for the...

Pregnant Worker Had to Get Boss’s Approval to Use Restroom

Employee awarded $550K for pregnancy discrimination.

Workers’ Compensation for Toxic Exposure

If you have been exposed to harmful toxic chemicals, you could be eligible to receive benefits through Workers’ Compensation. The benefits do...

Gag Rules Are Against the Law— Know Your Rights!

What are gag rules? Is there one on the books in your workplace? A lot of bosses put these kinds of rules in place without knowing that anything...

Restrictive Covenants

A restrictive covenant is a contractual agreement between an employer and employee that can significantly limit the employee’s future earning...

EEOC LGBT Cases in the News

Currently, Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, but does not explicitly cover sexual...

Is Congress Ready to Revise the Stark Law?

It seems that most physicians do not have a favorable opinion of the physician self-referral provisions, known as the Stark Law. The Stark law...

Perceiving the Significance of Maritime Labour Convention 2006 for Indonesia

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 is a global milestone for the maritime industry. However Indonesia has not yet ratified this particular...

EEOC Shows Harassment Still an Issue

In today’s day and age, it is easy to assume that many of the hot button issues of days past have come and gone. The same jokes used in...

South Jersey Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers

Despite all of the progress America has made in the past 50 years with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963, sexual...

Company Shortchanges Workers Out of Overtime to the Tune of $1.8 Million

Working more than 40 hours per week without extra compensation is part of the deal if you’re an exempt employee. But what if you suspect that...

Was it Horseplay or Sexual Harassment? Worker Claims Male-on-Male Antics Created Hostile Work Environment

Supervisors participated in inappropriate behavior Joking on the job can certainly be a morale booster … but if it goes too far, serious...

Injured at the Gym

If a slip and fall accident results in injury at a gym or health club, it may not occur to you at first that you may be eligible for...

Options after Being Sexually Harassed

Facing sexual harassment can be uncomfortable and humiliating. When many people think of sexual harassment, they think of catcalls or jeers...

Is that a Real Employee or a Common-Law Employee?

Before you hire independent contractors, consult with a qualified business attorney to be sure you will comply with IRS regulations. Your...

Woman Claims Boss’s Retaliation Caused Her to Have a Stroke; Jury Awards her $3.2M

Four female employees say they were targeted for complaining about their supervisor

Romanian Employment Regulations

Being an employer in any jurisdiction seems to become more complicated as time goes on. I was recently reminded of this when we were advising an...

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Facing Wrongful Termination Claim

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is facing wrongful termination accusations by a former data center supervisor. The former...

New Sex Discrimination Ruling

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently updated its sex discrimination rules mandated for...

Are You Entitled to Commission after Quitting or Getting Fired?

What employees need to know about the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law

Musician Eddie Money Lawsuit

Well-known Classic Rock musician Eddie Money is facing sexual harassment claims as part of a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by his former...

Workers' Compensation Files Allegedly Hacked in California

Three of the largest Workers’ Compensation insurance companies in California have been accused of hacking into over 32,000 confidential Workers’...

Amtrak Sued Following Fatal Accident

An April 3, 2016 collision on the southbound tracks just outside Chester, Pennsylvania fatally injured two railroad workers. The family of one...

Anti-SLAPP Motions in Connection with Employment Law Claims

Employers and employees alike should be aware of the not-so-new litigation device known as the anti-SLAPP motion to strike. This motion,...

How Does Workers' Compensation Work in Memphis?

When a Memphis worker is injured on the job, they can rely on workers’ compensation for medical benefits, and in some cases, replacement wages....

SEC v. Dawn J. Bennett: From “Financial Myth Busting” To “Busted”

Last fall, the SEC initiated disciplinary proceedings against financial advisor and self-proclaimed “Financial Myth Buster” Dawn Bennett,...

How to Claim Workers' Compensation in Queensland, Australia

If you are an employee then you are entitled to compensation in case of an injury. The employer has to make sure his workers are covered by a...

Keeping Construction Sites Safe

In 2016, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) conducted a survey amongst construction firms and discovered that 71% of those...

Third Parties and Construction Accidents

  By HG.org
Accidents often occur in construction sites to workers and managers dealing with material. For the companies that purchase a workers’...

Can You Be Fired Over a Personality Conflict? What You Need to Know about At-Will Employment

How at-will employment can be used to disguise discrimination

Sexual Harassment Can Cause Health Problems

According to a sociologist from the University of Maine, approximately 70 percent of women and nearly 45 percent of men have experienced sexual...

Sexual Harassment Not Always Overt

The Boston Court of Appeals recently made an important statement about what constitutes sexual harassment when it reinstated a bank employee’s...

Transgender Employees Tackle Discrimination

The San Francisco LGBT Center recently launched a new media campaign hoping to encourage employers to hire transgender employees and inspire...

CEO Wages and Gender Disparity

According to a recent analysis of executive compensation by Equilar and the Associated Press, wage equality between male and female CEOs is...

Does an Injury Suffered on Break or Lunch Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

  By HG.org
Employees who are injured on the job are usually entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are exceptions to this general rule....

What Does an Employment Lawyer Do?

  By HG.org
Employment lawyers provide a variety of services to employees and employers. Some of the common tasks that lawyers in this practice area help...

Heart and Back Problems in Workers’ Compensation Claims

  By HG.org
Heart and back problems are common for many Americans. When a person suffers an injury or illness related to the heart or back, it is sometimes...

Airplane Work Injuries

  By HG.org
Hazards are everywhere for those that work in the airline industry. Ever present dangers pose a threat to safety at the jobsite. Injury may be...

Does Workers’Compensation Cover Telecommuters

  By HG.org
Many American workers work a job in which they do not have to report to a central job location each day. They may work out of a home office, on...

Feds Cracking Down on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

EEOC files suit against Pennsylvania employer; Baltimore company settles for $202K

Egyptian Labor Law

Governing Laws and Decrees: Employment matters in Egypt are primarily regulated by the following legislative sources: Law No. 47 for the year...


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