Until recently, people employed in small businesses owned by their close relatives weren’t eligible for unemployment compensation. However, in late 2008, the Legislature changed the law to allow benefits if the relative had worked for the business for at least 16 quarters and earned more than $7,500 per quarter.
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Laid-off Daimler Trucks North America workers at the company’s Gastonia plant are eligible for assistance under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act, which provides extended unemployment compensation benefits to workers who lose their jobs because of competition from imported products.
Q. One of our employees suffered a job-related injury. Now she’s trying to sue us in court for damages following mediation in which she settled her workers’ compensation petition by accepting permanent total disability (PTD) benefits. Can she do that?
The Supreme Court of California has ruled that employers are free to develop incentive payment plans that reward loyalty by requiring employees to stay for a period of time before earning the full benefit.
An Ohio appeals court has ruled that an employee who quits to have a child and isn’t otherwise eligible for maternity leave isn’t entitled to unemployment.
Child care is expensive, and many parents eager to avoid high day-care costs ask their own parents to watch the kids. That’s great if it works out. But in Pennsylvania, grandma and grandpa can’t expect to collect unemployment benefits if they quit their jobs to take care of their grandchildren.
New York’s Shared Work program, which allows companies to cut hours rather than lay off workers, saved 10,500 jobs in the first eight months of 2009, according to Gov. David Paterson.
Courts are cracking down on serial lawsuits, and the result is good news for employers. A former employee who sues and then loses his case can’t keep coming up with new claims to base new lawsuits on. If the new claims are based on the same set of facts—even if they involve an entirely different legal angle—courts are ruling the claims should have been brought together.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration’s (EBSA) electronic filing system is now online. Employers that must file forms 5500 and 5500-SF must now do so electronically.
The Senate on Feb. 9 failed to confirm labor lawyer Craig Becker’s appointment to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), but employer organizations fear it’s only a matter of time before Becker takes his board seat anyway. That could have an even greater effect on labor relations than the controversial Employee Free Choice Act. If Becker becomes a member of the NLRB, could your employees be forced to unionize against their will?