While there is no single federal law that outlines the rights of terminated employees, the U.S. Department of Labor gives a set of general rights with regard to employees who have lost their jobs.In some instances, the state's laws are stricter than the federal law---in this case the str
New Mexico does not legally define part-time work. Employers operating in New Mexico must operate under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), however the FLSA does not define part-time work either.
This year the government announced that in addition to extending flexible working hours to all those in employment with children under the age of eighteen, they would consider the possibility of flexible working hours being available for all. One of the reasons behind this is to help tackle the rise
By law, your employer is supposed to pay you wages due for each pay period by the established payday. If you were terminated and are owed wages, your employer must pay them. You can take certain actions to recover unpaid wages, but before doing so, verify that you are actually owed wages and that th
The idea of a steady, full-time job with health benefits and vacation may not exist in the near future. More companies are reclassifying workers as "independent contractors," but some employees feel this reclassification is incorrect. On one hand the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Indu
Job termination can be a stressful and depressing situation.job image by Yvonne Bogdanski from Fotolia.comThe termination of a job is a stressful situation. It signals the loss of income and requires searching for a new job. Every state has laws regarding termination of a job, and it is...
Utah adopts certain provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.Utah state contour with Capital City against blurred USA flag image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comUtah labor law does not address issues pertaining to employment discrimination, disability determination, time off or the...
In the United States of America, Jones Act pertains to the rights of seamen which include maritime workers to obtain and seek compensation from their employers for injuries caused by fault of the vessel owner, crew or captain. Across the country the demand for offshore workers is very high because o
Elements of Hostile Work EnvironmentOffice image by 6922Designer from Fotolia.comWhen determining whether a worker's behavior is creating a hostile work environment, it must be established that the behavior is persistent and affected another worker's performance or term of employment...
The legal world can be a scary and confusing place, especially when you get caught up in language and definitions that you do not understand. Breaking down the phrases can help you decipher what you need to know.
Employers are required to allow their workers time off to vote or serve on a jury.Taking retaliatory action against an employee for serving such duty is against the law.
Many articles advise you to discuss "alternate billing arrangements" with attorneys. Rarely do they tell you what alternate billing is available. This language gives you the jargon you need to have an educated discussion with your attorney about alternate billing arrangements.
It can sometimes be difficult to judge whether you've got a problem with harassment in the workplace, or if you just don't get on with a colleague. While we all do not need to be best friends with the people we work with, we do need to know that our working environment is not just physical
If you have been terminated, future potential employers will want to know why. For this reason, while it is certainly possible to become employed again once you have been terminated, it is more difficult than getting employed if you have a spotless work history. Whether or not you get employed again
Minimum wage laws protect employees from low hourly wages.clock image by Jaroslav Machacek from Fotolia.comSome states opt to follow federal minimum wage laws, while others--such as Ohio--abide by separate state minimum wage laws. State minimum wages cannot be lower than the federal...
Wage garnishment is a term that invokes fear among those who live in states that legally condone the practice. It essentially means the process where a creditor who has tried to contact you to recover a debt but has been unable, approaches the courts and files a lawsuit against you. This creditor th
The Disability Discrimination Act (1995) was enacted by the United Kingdom Parliament to combat discrimination against people with disabilities. The act made discrimination against the disabled unlawful in respect to employment and the provision of premises, goods and services. It increased access t
A wage garnishment is a legal action in which a creditor seizes the wages of a debtor directly from the debtor's employer. The creditor must first have secured a judgment against the debtor before taking this action. For a mortgage lender creditor, this would be a foreclosure deficiency judgment. Fl
A trade union is an organization that represents its members in the workplace. By joining a union, you become part of a group of workers in your profession or trade. There are unions for all types of workers, from construction laborers to medical professionals. As a union member, you agree to allow
Foreign nationals must have a work permit to live and work in the U.S.stop usa image by Lombok from Fotolia.comWork permits are visas that allow a person to come to the U.S. temporarily to live and work. These permits are issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. There are more...