“Does an independent contractor have a duty of loyalty?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

So, an independent contractor has every right to compete with the party to which it is an independent contractor. So, a client of an independent contractor is not required by law to provide that independent contractor with the things it has to, by law, provide its employees, including (a) a safe workplace; (b) overtime; (c) unemployment insurance; (d) workerscompensation; or (e) social security contributions.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

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.

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“Can my employer reduce benefits without any limit?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

To attract and retain workers, employers had to compete with each other by offering such things as “side benefits.”. One common mandated benefit is workers compensation insurance, which provides employees injured on the job with wages, benefits and medical reimbursements. And, too, the employee is always free to go to work for another employer (of course within the limits of any non-compete agreement he or she may have signed.).

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

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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Incentive Programs for the Hourly Workforce

Workology

We made it simple for managers to administer and easy for employees to understand…and whoosh it lowered workers compensation claims and costs. If you have different locations choose a goal for each location to compete against each other. HR Interns Work employee customization hourly employee motivation hourly incentive programs hourly workers Incentive programs motivating employees

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Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

Sklover Working Wisdom

The most common scenario seen by employment lawyers and Courts is for employers to try to characterize true employees as independent contractors in order to save money on such things as (a) employee benefits, such as vacation, sick days and health insurance; and (b) legally required payments, such as unemployment, Social Security contributions, and workerscompensation coverage. . “If you are not happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you get.”. - Unknown.

Critical Tools To Start Your New Business

Corn on the Job

To compete for business and succeed in this market, you need a variety of assets. Safety is the first priority in the construction business , and you need to prepare carefully to protect your workers from injury and the customer’s property from damage. Consider investing in these items: Protective gear : Your workers should be outfitted so that they’re protected from injury on the job. If you can minimize the risk of worker injury, your insurance premiums will be lower.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

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. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

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. Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale. “The second mouse gets the cheese.”.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

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. “The greatest pleasure in life is doing.

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“Vacation and Vacation Pay – 50 Frequently Asked Questions”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Generally, executive employees are provided more vacation time than clerical workers. . On the other hand, generally, employees on unpaid leave or “income-replacement” leave, such as (i) workers compensation, (ii) short-term disability, (iii) long-term disability, will not continue to accrue paid vacation time while on leave. . Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale.

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“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 1 of 2)”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Illness or Injury, and related job difficulties raise many issues, including sick day availability, FMLA rights, disability insurance, and workers compensation. Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale. “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” ” - Mark Twain.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

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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