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“How can I stop co-workers from bullying me?”

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Blog » “How can I stop co-workers from bullying me?” “How How can I stop co-workers from bullying me?” Published on May 29th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: I have been bullied by three co-workers for the last three months. Because of that injury, I have been placed on a Workers Compensation leave of absence. My manager told me not to mention to the Workers Compensation Board that my co-workers contributed to the cause of the injury.

Don’t Believe “The Big ‘At Will’ Lie”: 117 Reasons an “At Will” Employee Cannot Be Fired, and There’s Plenty More

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In like fashion, the law says, in effect, to people who want to be employers, “There are certain rules you must follow if you want to get into an employment relation, including (a) the legal obligation to pay at least a minimum hourly wage, (b) the legal obligation to provide a safe workplace, (c) the legal obligation to provide workerscompensation insurance, and (d) the legal obligation to pay overtime to that employee, among others.

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“What is Joint Employer Liability?” Many Workers Have Two Employers, But Don’t Know It

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LESSON TO LEARN : If you are a “contract,” temporary, “contingent,” seasonal, “leased,” “outsource,” or “independent” worker, in the eyes of the law you may well be an employee and, what may seem odd to some people, of two companies. Temporary, “on call,” “leased,” seasonal, contract workers, and others should be aware that the law provides that many of them are employees of BOTH (1) their temp assignment agencies AND ( 2) the companies on whose behalf they toil – just like employees.

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Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

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One important difference is that the federal and state discrimination laws protect employees, but they do not protect independent contractors. Discrimination” in the choice of which independent contractor to hire is not prohibited by the law, but is entirely legal. Also, employers must give employees legally-required financial security in the form of unemployment insurance and workerscompensation for injuries on the job.

“I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended.

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If you have an injury, you have a right under Arizona law to file a WorkersCompensation claim for any medical costs and any lost income. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Blog » “I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended for it.

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“Becoming a Consultant? – Here are 21 Smart Points to Raise”

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The reduction in employee headcount provides employers with lower overall expense, especially as to benefits and legally-required payments, such as mandated contributions to healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, unemployment benefits, and workerscompensation plans. In addition, most of the many other laws that protect employees from discrimination, retaliation, harassment and non-payment of wages, are not applicable to independent consultants.

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“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 2 of 2)”

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Workers CompensationWorkers Compensation is an employer-funded insurance program administered by the states. The idea was to require all employers to contribute to one state-managed insurance fund that would be used to pay workers injured on or because of their job for (a) their unpaid medical bills, and (b) their lost wages. This separate system was called Workmen’s Compensation; today we call it Workers Compensation, or “Workers Comp,” for short.

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