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
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
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...
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.
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...
Since employment law and workers' compensation law both relate to people and their workplace it is common, however incorrect, for the two to be used interchangeably in conversation. Washington attorney Chris Sharpe explains the differences between these two areas of the law.
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
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
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.
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...