Employment Law

Employment Law

The Family and Medical Act of 1993

Employees of covered employers who meet certain requirements are protected by the Family and Medical Act of 1993 from the loss of their job because of family and medical situations that may occur. This addition to the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) is crucial for families that have had major medical events. These regulations allow […]

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Employment Law

Economic Uncertainty is Not a Valid Reason For an Employment Dismissal

Although the recession is ‘officially’ over, its ripples are still being felt. Coupled with that, the appointment of a new coalition government is sparking a renewed feeling of economic uncertainty as new policies are debated and new laws implemented. In times such as these, private and public sector organisations are increasingly keen to find ways […]

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Employment Law

Boilerplate Provisions

When it comes to contract law, there are certain instances where the same rules apply for a specific type of contract time and time again. As these provisions become increasingly repeated, they may become what are known as boilerplate provisions, upon which boilerplate contracts can be based. While boilerplates are usually reserved for consumer contracts […]

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Employment Law

How to Return to Work More Quickly Following Traumatic Stress

Traumatic experience with or without physical injury can result in disruption at psychological, social and occupational levels. Individually will take varying time off work due to their injuries (both physical and psychological,) with an immediate effect on finding it difficult to return to work from a psychological point of view. It is therefore essential to […]

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Employment Law

California Registered Nurses With Out-of-State Disciplinary Records at Risk of License Revocation

A recent newspaper exposé of California-licensed nurses who have been disciplined for professional misconduct in other states has resulted in a California-wide effort to revoke all of those nurses’ California licenses. So committed is California’s Governor to this agenda, that he recently fired the head administrator and replaced all of the members of the Board […]

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Employment Law

Workplace Trip and Fall Injuries

An on-the-job accident can leave an employee unable to work for weeks or even months. When a worker is injured in a workplace accident, he or she has the right to file a claim for workers’ compensation. If you have been hurt on the job and wish to file a claim, consider seeking legal counsel […]

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Employment Law

Payment of Final Wages for California Employees

In California, for employees who are terminated, all earned and unpaid wages must be paid immediately and on the day of the termination.  For employees who quit, all earned and unpaid wages must be paid within 72 hours of the employee’s notice to quit.  For employees who are on a temporary or short-term assignment, the […]

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Employment Law

Employment Law Is Not Workers’ Compensation Law

Since employment law and workers’ compensation law both relate to people and their workplace it is common, however incorrect, for the two to be used interchangeably in conversation. Here are the key distinctions between these important areas of the law. Employment Law is: ADA Violations – The Americans with Disability Act, ADA, prohibits discrimination in […]

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Employment Law

Workers’ Compensation Costs Drivers

As companies struggle to keep their profits stable in poor economic conditions, they may attempt to cut back on funds going to workers’ compensation claims. While the state often decides more specific details of compensation, employers and any related compensation insurance providers may deny claims more readily in order to reduce their costs. Concerning compensation, […]

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Employment Law

Employment Law in the United Kingdom

Universally the employment laws in the UK are known to be extremely worker friendly and also supports the vast population of immigrants who land there for better prospects and for a more comfortable and convenient lifestyle. Being acknowledged as one the best countries in the world to offer jobs that provide the worker with all […]

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