The HR Specialist: Employment Law

There are six million illegal immigrants in the United States and tough federal sanctions against businesses that hire them. But your business can benefit from federal immigration law by taking advantage …

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Michael McCormick was working on an electrical circuit when it exploded and seriously injured him. His employer got burned, too.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the company because …

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At-home workers are entitled to workers’ comp – even if they’re injured during activities only marginally related to their job. A sales rep for an auto supply company was seriously injured after he slipped while spreading salt on his …

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Royal Packing Co. required its agricultural employees to travel to and from the fields each day on company-provided buses. Employees met each morning …

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Overtime: One and one-half times an employee’s regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a work week. Each element of this deceptively simple definition carries a lot …

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Truck driving instructor Bud Barela tried to help his students “do the math” to figure out how they could earn pay and time off the company promised. But the numbers …

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After a financially strapped hospital turned over its collection and registration duties to an outside vendor, four female workers over age 40 lost …

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Elizabeth Bellaver, a manager at a manufacturing plant, consistently earned excellent job evaluations. But her supervisor noted problems with her …

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After the 1989 Valdez oil spill cost it billions of dollars, Exxon tightened its policy on recovered substance abusers. It permanently removed any employee who had been …

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Houston police officer David Garcia was denied a transfer to the city’s SWAT team even though his evaluations ranked higher than three of the four officers selected. One reason Garcia …

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