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Labor Law 101 – Complying With Workplace Posting Requirements

Employees walk by them almost everyday and seemingly pay no attention, but they should. They spell out their rights and obligations under national and state employment laws. What are they?

Hostile Environment Claims Outside of Sexual Harassment

In the past 3 decades or so, American courts of all levels have recognized that there is more than one type of sexual harassment. While quid pro quo harassment has existed for decades, hostile environment claims have been recognized much more recently. In even more recent years, there has been an expansion by the courts of claims of hostile environment outside of the realm of sexual harassment.

Loading Dock Injuries

Warehouses, construction sites, supply depots, and retail locations typically make use of loading docks in the shipping and distribution of products, goods, and materials. Loading docks serve as stations for putting items on trucks, taking items from shipment vehicles for storage, or preparing goods for future sale. Workers may be required to load and unload items on loading docks, and due to the nature of the job, may suffer injuries while performing the duties required by their employer.

Common Overtime Myths

Overtime pay has more myths and falsehoods concerning it than the entirety of Greek mythology. A more confusing topic that should be so simple does not exist. Overtime, on its face, looks very simple because it really is. It has become complicated because of the various rules concerning its application and use.

Why Fire Safety Training is Important to Modern Business

Britain is lucky enough to have a very good record when it comes to safety as regards fire. Some people however complain about the amount of time and money spent by companies on fire safety training; one of the reasons for this complaining is the fact that there are relatively few fire related deaths for a country of 61 million people.

Workers Compensation and Death

It is unfortunate but sometimes workers are injured on the job to the point that death occurs or is inevitable following the injury. Many families are left with the financial insecurity instability that comes when the main wage earner stops earning wages. In addition, they must learn to live without the person in their lives completely. This can be a very difficult situation for a family to deal with, usually not made any easier by fights with workers compensation insurers or insurance companies in general.

What is Wrongful Termination?

Wrongful termination is a very big term that covers a lot of different scenarios and circumstances. In general, though, it refers to the termination of an employee’s contract of employment in violation of the contract, a written company policy. Wrongful termination is illegal, and if you fire somebody without cause, you can open yourself up to some unwanted legal trouble. Make sure you are familiar not only with the state law but also your company’s policies regarding employment before you make any employment decision, as it could become a costly error if you don’t.

A General Overview of Reverse Discrimination

In the 1960s, many affirmative action policies and practices were put into place. These practices were meant to act as a way of making it up to previously discriminated against groups their lack of advancement. The practices could mean applying extra points to an employment exam or having some sort of quota in place to ensure that some level of diversity was created or maintained within the company or division.

The Unemployment Benefits Process

If you have been dismissed for reasons outside of your own control, you may be entitled to unemployment benefits. Naturally, your former employer will probably try to drag his or her heels over the situation, since a successful unemployment benefits claim against them will increase the unemployment insurance they will have to pay for the rest of their employees. This means that you may have to fight your previous employer in order to receive your benefits.

Cracking the LGBT Glass Ceiling

We live in a more open and accepting society than our parents and grandparents did. While coming out of the closet can still be a difficult process for many people to make, more and more people are feeling comfortable representing themselves as who they are, and embracing their differences.

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