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Work Place Safety Laws

The Fair Labor Standards Act bars children from working in mines.mining image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.comThe United States has two main laws dictating workplace safety standards. The first is the Fair Labor Standards Act, passed by Congress in 1938. The second is the Occupational...

Employee Testing Act

The Employee Testing Act, or the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, is a provision for employees in charge of vehicles that weigh over 26,001 pounds or carry 16 or more passengers.

Kansas Labor Laws on Breaks

Kansas does not require employers to give breaks to workers.Kansas state contour with Capital City against blurred USA flag image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comFederal and state statutes and regulations govern labor law in the United States. The U.S. Department of Labor's website...

Subcontractor Employee Laws

Owning a business and being one's own boss is an essential part of the American dream. The relationship between contractors, who are able to bid for and obtain large projects, and subcontractors, who are better able to perform the individual tasks of the project, is essential to capitalist prosperit

HIPAA EDI Standards

In 1996, the Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by President Bill Clinton. This act stated the Department of Health and Human Services must define clear standards for the communication of health care information when it is being exchanged between health providers a

Illinois Labor Laws on Overtime

Illinois overtime laws require employers pay time and a halfconstruction laborer image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.comThe Illinois Department of Labor enforces Illinois overtime laws. Illinois overtime laws provide mandatory requirements for businesses to pay certain employees extra...

Requirements for Filing a Wrongful Termination in Illinois

Although the state of Illinois is an “at-will” employment state, meaning that an employee can be fired for any reason, there are some exceptions that constitute wrongful're fired image by dead_account from Fotolia.comTo file a lawsuit for wrongful termination...

Employment Law - Equal Pay

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has handed down its decision in an important equal pay case, Cadman v Health and Safety Executive.

How to File a Mental Health Workers Comp Claim in Shreveport, Louisiana

The Workers' Compensation system in Shreveport, Louisiana is intended to compensate a worker that is injured or becomes ill in the course of, and as a result of, his employment. If a workers' compensation claim is approved, the employees medical bills related to the injury or illness will be covered

How To File An Accident At Work Claim

Most people are aware of the fact that if they have an accident while in the workplace they may be eligible to file an accident at work claim. However, many people are not aware of the qualifications that need to be met first which can deter them from filing the claim in a timely matter so that they

Construction Site Accidents: Who Is Ultimately Responsible for Worker Safety?

Most workplaces have policies making safety everyone's responsibility and signs advising workers to identify safety hazards. The law is more limited in its approach. When workers become deceased or seriously injured while acting within the course and scope of their employment, the injured worke

California Overtime Pay Basics

This article provides overtime basics California.It outlines what qualifies as overtime and who qualifies for overtime.

How the FMLA Evolved

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 was created to provide job-protection to individuals on leave from their jobs for approved family and medical reasons. Such protection helps to ensure against discrimination and maintain equal opportunity workplaces.

Janitorial Workers Legal Rights

Janitorial workers belong to the unskilled labor force. But the law makes no distinction among what is considered skilled and unskilled labor when it comes to legal rights in employment. They all possess virtually the same rights when it comes to the rights to privacy, fair compensation, and freedom

Massachusetts Overtime Law

Massachusetts labor laws are in place to protect workers from unfair compensation practices and overwork. In addition to minimum wage law and overtime law, Massachusetts Blue Laws restrict certain establishments from requiring work on Sundays and holidays, and establish a premium pay rate for such w

Legal Rights of Homosexual People

Homosexual individuals are entitled to most of the same rights as heterosexual Americans. They are allowed to vote, speak and worship as they please and are protected under law. However, because gay marriage is illegal in most states, homosexuals are not allowed to marry a partner of the same gender

International Concern For Work Accidents

There are many factors that need to be considered when trying to ensure the safety of workers. Depending on the nature of your business as well as the number of employees you have at a particular site at any given time your approach should adapt. A large work force working with potentially dangerous

How to Qualify for an Unemployment Extension in Wisconsin

The regular unemployment you can get in Wisconsin consists of four tiers, and the amount of money you receive lessens over time in these tiers. If you used up all of your available unemployment, it is possible to seek an extension--in Wisconsin it lasts 13 weeks--while you're still looking for work.

Why Hire an Employment Lawyer?

A new job means an opportunity to shine. So what do you do if your dream job turns into a nightmare of harassment, discrimination and possibly wrongful termination? If this is the case it might be time to hire an employment lawyer.

Equal Opportunity in Employment Act

Equal Opportunity in Employment laws were established as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Civil Rights Act encompassed a variety of topics, but Title VII was dedicated to fairness in employment. An extension of the 14th Amendment, it broadened to the individual level Congress' auth