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Federal Employee Termination Rights

Federal Employee Termination Rights

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 Employment Law

Construction Employment Law

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.
New Mexico Legal Definition of Part-Time Work

New Mexico Legal Definition of Part-Time Work

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.
Changes To Employment Law - Flexible Working Hours For All

Changes To Employment Law - Flexible Working Hours For All

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
How to Settle With a Workers Comp Plan

How to Settle With a Workers Comp Plan

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
Claiming Compensation For a Work Accident

Claiming Compensation For a Work Accident

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 Rights for Part-Time Workers

The Rights for Part-Time Workers

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
Ohio Labor Laws Regarding Termination

Ohio Labor Laws Regarding Termination

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 State Labor Laws

Utah State Labor Laws

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...
Fight For Your Right With a Jones Act Attorney

Fight For Your Right With a Jones Act Attorney

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
What Are the Elements of a Hostile Work Environment?

What Are the Elements of a Hostile Work Environment?

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...
Indiana Workforce Labor Laws

Indiana Workforce Labor Laws

Indiana labor laws are contained within the statutes of the Indiana Code.indianapolis, capitol building image by Alexey Stiop from Fotolia.comIndiana's labor laws are administered by several divisions within the Indiana Department of Labor. The Wage and Hour Division ensures that...
Alternate Billing of Attorney Fees in Federal Disability Retirement Applications and Appeals

Alternate Billing of Attorney Fees in Federal Disability Retirement Applications and Appeals

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.
Part-time Labor Laws in Georgia

Part-time Labor Laws in Georgia

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...
Victim of Wage Garnishment? Learn This!

Victim of Wage Garnishment? Learn This!

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 Information

Workers Compensation Insurance Information

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
Disability Discrimination Act 1995

Disability Discrimination Act 1995

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
Can Your Wages Be Garnished in Florida for a Mortgage Default?

Can Your Wages Be Garnished in Florida for a Mortgage Default?

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
Rules for Work Permits

Rules for Work Permits

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...
Medical HIPAA Law

Medical HIPAA Law

HIPAA was passed by Congress in 1996 to protect patient confidentiality. This includes any information in the medical record that may be used to personally identify the patient.