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Employment Law

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If your organization employs fewer than 50 people, it’s probably exempt from complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act. But be careful how you do your math ...

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently sued employers and a labor organization in El Paso and Corpus Christi for allegedly forcing employees to become union members or pay union dues in violation of the state’s right-to-work law ...

OSHA announced that it has fined BP Products of North America $92,000 for violations at its refinery in Texas City. The citations come as the result of a March 2005 accident that killed 15 people and injured 170 others ...

A U.S. District Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order that stops the Department of Homeland Security from enforcing new rules on how employers must respond to no-match letters. A groups of civil liberties and labor organizations filed a lawsuit charging that the agency doesn't have the authority to use Social Security records to crack down on illegal immigration.

A Lucent Technologies employee sought reasonable accommodation under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination after claiming a female employee sexually harassed him and retaliated against him for reporting her behavior. Among other things, the man alleges the co-worker touched his head with her breasts on one occasion, made five sexually suggestive comments over a period of several months, and wore tight-fitting, sexually provocative clothing ...

Many employees have some type of medical condition or disability that affects their ability to perform their jobs. Employers need to understand their obligations to disabled employees and the rights granted to disabled employees under New Jersey law. A decision recently handed down by the New Jersey Supreme Court clarifies exactly what obligation employers have to accommodate disabled employees under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination ...

Q. What standards must Pennsylvania employers follow when drafting noncompete agreements? ...

A trio of closely watched national salary surveys say that employers plan to dole out annual pay raises of about 3.8% in 2008. The biggest trend: Employers are devoting an increasing amount of their salary budgets to bonuses. Here's how to keep your bonus programs fair and legal...

The Indiana Wage Payment and Collection Act seems like it should be rather simple, but it’s perhaps the most complicated employment law in the state. Full of traps for the unwary, the law can spell big trouble for even innocent mistakes. The law covers all Indiana private employers, even those with only one employee, and requires employers to pay their employees biweekly ...

Indiana’s child labor regulations generally follow federal law but have some interesting twists that can trip up employers. Minors are prohibited from working in any hazardous occupation designated by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Children ages 14 and older must obtain a work permit signed by their parent or guardian and approved by their school. Employers hiring minors must insist on verifiable proof of age. You may not use the fact that a minor misrepresented his or her age as a defense ...

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