Knowing your workplace rights is an important part of working outside the home. These days, people often speak of their ‘rights,’ but when it comes to the jobs we do for our employers, we often don’t know what those rights are. For instance, what about privacy? Do you have a right to privacy when you’re at work? What about termination? If you’re working for a company that fires you, did you have a right to expect never to be fired […]
The Great Recession of 2008 taught Americans a lot, primarily, to save more and spend less by cutting back on those little luxuries and frivolous expenses that were formerly just taken for granted. The Recession of 2008 also taught our nation a lot about the workplace. While we might have formerly thought we were not expendable, layoff notices went out and many persons were disheartened to discover we were not as important in our jobs as we thought. Still others […]
This is not your father’s workplace when it comes to time off for dads after the birth of a child. Your dad probably had to use a personal day or vacation day for the birth of each child, and was expected back at work the next business day, passing out cigars, then his nose was right to the grindstone.
Maternity leave is one of those topics you leave on the back burner until it is time to deal with it; after all, if you’re not pregnant, or planning on becoming pregnant soon, why worry about any benefits or returning to your former position after the birth of your baby, right? Did you know the United States is one of only three countries left in the world that fails to guarantee paid maternity leave? The others are Papua, New Guinea […]
You might remember when your father referred to your mother as “the little woman” or “the wife” – that was commonplace in years past and I really doubt that Dad would be able to identify his main squeeze using either phrase nowadays without raising some hackles. There are many definitions that identify someone’s significant other and recent laws have caused employer benefit policies to be revamped as a result.
The last bite of pumpkin pie has been enjoyed and the mouth has been duly dabbed with a napkin. The cook looks around the kitchen table with a smug feeling of satisfaction, knowing that everyone has enjoyed their Thanksgiving Day feast. She knows that soon the men will meander into the den to watch the football game while the women will don aprons and begin the massive clean-up process. Well, that little scenario might have happened before “Gray Thursday” came […]
Maternity leave used to be something that was either frowned upon by the male sexes or it was just something you never heard of anyone doing, its a shame that the younger generation didn’t get enough Mom time, but nowadays things have changed and for the better for once. Maternity leave or family leave as it’s more commonly called these days (since it’s for moms and dads) is when a mother or father takes off from work for a certain […]
When most people hear the term “labor law violations” they think of those big companies like Google and Activision. But, in all honesty, any place where there are employees and employers, labor law violations can and do happen. In fact people file thousands of these charges every single year and they are for everything from larger corporations to medium sized businesses to family owned mom and pop stores. These charges are called ULP or Unfair Labor Practices. Not only can […]
There are many different employment laws which have been developed over the years in order to provide safety in the workplace for employees. Employers should observe these laws and make available to their employees policies and procedures to follow in the event an employee feels one or more of them have been violated in some way. The workplace should be a safe place for employees and there can be serious repercussions for the employer if employment laws are not followed […]
There are many different facets to employment law, and this complexity is what draws many lawyers into this area of practice. It is an arena that is constantly changing and developing to protect both employees and employers. Each of these classes has their own set of rights as well as responsibilities that need to be protected as well as understood. The employer is in a unique position and must make every effort to provide a safe workplace for their employees. […]
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides employees the right to take an unpaid leave in certain conditions without it effecting their job or position. The leave can be taken for certain medical conditions or family situations. There are criteria that must be met before an individual can take the leave. But while the employee is on leave, their job remains protected and they cannot be fired or replaced during the time that they are on leave. The law […]
Employment law pertains to a legal relationship between employees and employers. There are various statutes and laws which determine rights and responsibilities for all parties concerned. There are employment laws on the federal level, state level, and city or county levels. These regulations cover the types of rights and responsibilities that come from having an employment contract. When an employer offers a position to an employee, the laws begin governing the transaction. Employment laws ensure that the entire process […]