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
Construction contractors and subcontractors are bound to employment law the same as most other fields. These laws range in detail and focus and whether contracts are receiving state finances. Nonetheless, employees should know their rights specific to current jobs situations and organizations.
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
Worker's compensation is a compulsory alternative to the tort system for employers and employees. This means if you are an employee and worker's compensation legislation applies to your employer (and it does to most employers who have one or more workers), you are required to collect damages from wo
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
Can you apply for compensation from a company even though they no longer employ you? If yes, how can you make a work accident claim?
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.
Georgia laws protect both part-time workers and full-time ones.at work image by sasha from Fotolia.comUnder Georgia labor law, a worker is a worker, no matter how many hours he works. The state does not distinguish part-time employees from full-time employees, and all labor codes apply to...
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
Workers compensation insurance in the United States has been in existence since the early 20th century. Its primary intent is to provide injured workers with medical care and continuation of income when incapacitated by a work-related injury. The workers compensation system also protects the employe
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
Making an unfair dismissal claim is a way of seeking redress for a breach in your employment rights. This article explains how the process of applying for unfair dismissal compensation works.