Labor And Employment (page 4)
No Workers Comp for Independent Contractors: How to Protect Yourself in Case of Injury
Today, an increasing amount of workers are being labeled independent contractors instead of employees, which typically disqualifies them from the benefits of workers’ compensation insurance...
- Jul 8, 2016
What Does the Latest Florida Supreme Court Workers' Comp Decision Mean for Workers?
The Florida Supreme Court has once again struck down an aspect of the state’s workers’ compensation laws as unconstitutional, the second time in less than...
- Jun 20, 2016
How Shift Workers Can Prevent Shift Work Disorder and Other Adverse Effects
June is National Safety Month, and for its second week, the National Safety Council, which promotes the event, has highlighted various health issues facing Americans....
- Jun 16, 2016
What Every Employee Needs to Know About the Fair Labor Standards Act
Federal labor laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, are complex in a way that could leave workers wondering what their rights under those...
- Jun 14, 2016
The OSHA Blacklist: How a New Rule Might Prevent Workplace Health and Safety Hazards
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a new rule recently that requires businesses in high-risk industries to electronically report injuries and illnesses daily so...
- May 23, 2016
New Overtime Rule Change: If You Earn Up to $47K You Get Overtime Pay
This week Vice President Joe Biden and others announced the Obama Administration’s new overtime rule requiring overtime pay for white-collar workers making up to $47,476...
- May 19, 2016
Tampa Women Fight Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
Gender discrimination in the workplace is a major issue for women, leaving them undervalued, underpaid and even wrongfully terminated each year. In Tampa, a former...
- Apr 25, 2016
4 Kentucky Labor Law Requirements Distillery Employees Need to Know
More and more these days, Lexington-area residents are getting into distilling their own bourbon at home. Sometimes the drive is so strong people decide to...
- Apr 22, 2016
Overtime Pay Requirements: 5 Facts You Thought Were Right Are Actually Wrong
As part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, Congress instituted overtime wages for certain employees who work more than 40 hours in a...
- Apr 21, 2016
Can I Sue for Wage Theft Without Getting Fired?
Employees in the banking and other industries deserve to be fairly compensated for the work they do, including the time they spend working beyond 40...
- Apr 16, 2016
Long-term Unemployment Casts a Shadow Over New Yorkers
New York City ranks as one of the most expensive places to live in the state. The cost of living index is 37% higher than...
- Apr 4, 2016
Tiny Houses Make a Big Scene
Savannah is a charming antebellum town with flying buttresses that mirror the architecture of New Orleans and wrap-around porches that beseech the likeness of Charleston....
- Mar 2, 2016
Tire Plant in Hinds County to Create 2500 Jobs
Jackson residents may be able to take advantage of a new employment opportunity with Continental AG at the company’s new tire plant. Mississippi government recently...
- Feb 19, 2016
Unethical Visas Get Companies Charged
The Magical Kingdom is about to be hit with a slew of lawsuits from its tech savvy subjects in the IT department. Two former employees...
- Feb 10, 2016
Drivers Are Uber Pissed
The sharing economy is seeing its prices slashed. Last week, Uber announced that it’s slashing its base fares, minimum fares, and per minute rates to...
- Feb 10, 2016