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Pension Plan Regulations Under ERISA

In 1974, the federal government established the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to protect employee’s rights in their pension plans. Although that act has been slightly amended since then, the basic requirements of ERISA remain intact: Employers are required to disclose employee’s pension plan financial information, provide access to their funds, and clearly state remedial procedures for federal courts.

Sheffield Employment Solicitor Wins Sacking Case For Pregnant Lawyer

When a woman discovers that she is pregnant, all sorts of emotions will be running through her head; will the father be happy, will the father support her or even who is the father?! One worry that should certainly not be preying on her mind is whether she is going to lose her job because she is with child.

Polygraph Tests and Employment

A lot of people are unfamiliar with the laws protecting them from employers, either prospective or actual. For example, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) of 1998 protects employees or potential employees from being forced to take a lie detector test for almost all private businesses. It prevents employers from forcing applicants to take polygraph tests, requiring current employees to take such tests, or punishing employees for a failure to take such tests.

Birmingham Employment Solicitor Wins Unfair Dismissal Case For Dead Man

Anyone who has been fired from their jobs unfairly in their eyes knows the humiliation, embarrassment and urges of revenge that they feel for their mean bosses; but how far would you go to pursue an unfair dismissal trial? Well, one Birmingham man won his unfair dismissal case against his former employees from beyond the grave!

Are You Prepared For Potential Employer Law Cases?

Busy, hard-working, business owners don’t always have the time to keep up with changes in employer law. That is why they need the assistance of specialists in that particular legal arena.

Emergence of IT & ITES – Effect on the Labour Laws

India’s emergence as the 4th largest economy as also a contender for a seat in the UN Security Council is the result of the high pace of economic development that it has achieved in the current phase of liberalisation. In the course of fifteen years, India has come to be acknowledged as the IT hub-centre, supplier of skilled workforce to the world, etc. It has also regained its position as the spokes nation of the developing world.

Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

According to employment laws in the U.S, it is the responsibility of employers to provide workplace free of harassment, discrimination, and other forms of unfair treatment. This article discusses the problem of gender discrimination in the workplace and steps that employers can take to avoid discrimination claims.

Definition of the Equal Pay Act

There are several employment discrimination laws enforced by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to ensure that American citizens are protected from compensation discrimination. Among them are the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1967, and the American Disabilities Act of 1990.

Changes to Proposed EFCA Legislation

Several Democratic senators express support for elimination of the Employee Free Choice Act’s controversial card check provision. If the card check provision is scrapped, secret ballot elections would remain.

Vigilance is Required to Keep Employee Stock Option Plans Safe

Many companies have employee stock option plans integrated into their workers’ 401(k) plans. However, vigilance on the employees’ part must be observed to keep these plans safe and intact in the current economic conditions.

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