employment law

Jun 01, 2018

The Privatization of the Justice System – The Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis Opinion Impact on Workplace Protections

By |June 1st, 2018|employees, employment, employment law, worker rights|Comments Off on The Privatization of the Justice System – The Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis Opinion Impact on Workplace Protections

Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. The Privatization of the Justice System – The Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis Opinion Impact on Workplace Protections "The privatization of the justice system" - those are the words Cornell University labor law professor, Angela Cornell, used to describe the Supreme Court’s recent [...]

Mar 02, 2017

Why an Obscure Securities Law Case Could Affect SSDI

By |March 2nd, 2017|Courts, employment law, social security disability, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cases are largely decided by administrative law judges (ALJs). A decision questioning the role of ALJs in another area of the law could cause some major complications for SSDI applicants and SSDI beneficiaries. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court [...]

Dec 15, 2016

Department of Labor Weighs In on New Age of Salary Servitude for ‘Executives’

By |December 15th, 2016|employment law, Government, Legislation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Roger Moore, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.Most of the U.S. workforce has the right, provided by the Fair Labor Standards Act, to be paid overtime for working more than 40 hours in a week. Before the federal government set rules for overtime, most employees worked longer hours, and millions [...]

Apr 28, 2016

Is it Illegal to Discriminate Against Me on the Job Because of My Accent?

By |April 28th, 2016|employment law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Contrary to popular opinion, many immigrants work in professional and white-collar jobs. The explosive growth of immigration to the United States means that more immigrants will work in white-collar jobs in the United States. Since white collar jobs often require verbal communication, immigrants [...]

Sep 03, 2015

Workers’ Compensation:  The Man-made Quagmire (Part 2 of 3)

By |September 3rd, 2015|employment law, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Paul J. McAndrew, Jr., from Paul McAndrew Law Firm. This is the second part of a three-part series in which I explain why workers' should claim their rights under workers'’ compensation laws. The first installment explains how employers commonly and purposefully make it difficult for workers' to claim comp. [...]

May 18, 2015

Workers’ Compensation: The Man-made Quagmire (Part 1 of 3)

By |May 18th, 2015|employment law, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Paul J. McAndrew, Jr., from Paul McAndrew Law Firm.I’m starting here a three-part series explaining why workers' should claim their rights under workers'’ compensation laws.  The three parts are, in summary:  How the employer makes it tough to claim work comp; How the insurer makes it tough to claim [...]

Feb 16, 2015

Are You Misclassifying Your Workers and Committing A Fraud?

By |February 16th, 2015|employment law, Fraud, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

To avoid misclassifying your workers' follow these tips: Don’t make assumptions. If you are a business owner you should consult a tax professional and an attorney to ensure you are complying with IRS and labor laws when hiring staff or contractors. If contracting with staffing companies or labor brokers, make sure those agencies are properly [...]

Dec 25, 2014

Health Care Testing: A New Frontier for Worker’s Comp

By |December 25th, 2014|employment law, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm.As a worker’s compensation lawyer, I see many news stories through the prism of how the news event or trend will affect injured workers' in the worker’s compensation system. A federal judge in Minnesota has ruled that Honeywell, Inc. can begin penalizing workers' [...]

May 08, 2014

Can I Get Fired For Filing Bankruptcy?

By |May 8th, 2014|discrimination, employment law, Supreme Court, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.Low and middle income people are the last people to benefit from any economic recovery. For many economic recovery means a return to work the opportunity to put their household finances in order with steady income provided by a job. Unfortunately unpaid debts [...]

Oct 31, 2013

What Football Can Teach White-collar Employees About Layoffs, Severance

By |October 31st, 2013|employment law, getting fired, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.With football season upon us, I would like to use football to explain some common situations that employees face. I get a lot of calls from white-collar professionals who have long careers with a company but then are laid off a few months [...]