Knowing Your Legal Rights as an Intern

Ms. Career Girl

This means those who participate in internships will not be compensated for their time spent in the office. The law also states that if the company is using an intern in place of a traditional employee, as supplemental help during a busy season or as a trial period before being given a full-time position, the intern must receive at least minimum wage. Intern Protection From Discrimination. Until very recently, interns were not protected under job discrimination laws.

Key Benefits To Keep In Mind When Looking For Work Out Of State

Corn on the Job

Financial Remuneration Laws Including Minimum Wage. While the federal minimum wage remains $7.25, many states have successfully drafted and passed their own legislation on acceptable minimum wages. At the beginning of 2020, 21 states raised their minimum wages.

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Is Your Small Business Breaking Labor Laws? 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Jobacle

But that doesn’t mean your workers aren’t entitled to breaks under the laws of your state. If you’re requiring your employees to work at a specific location during specific hours, they must be classified as employees and offered all of the protections they’re entitled to under the law, such as workers compensation and unemployment insurance. Even if an employee leaves your company on poor terms, you have to give him or her that last paycheck — to not do so is wage theft.

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Self-Help Action Plan 1: “Totally Frazzled from Work? Here’s What You Can Do”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As explained above, as you recuperate and recover, with your health care professional you may consider (i) if you will return to your job, (ii) if you will return to your job after requesting a “disability accommodation,” (iii) if you will file a complaint of hostility, bullying or discrimination, (iv) if you will seek another job elsewhere, (v) if you will seek severance, or (vi) if you will involuntarily resign. During Your FMLA Leave of Absence – SEEK WORKERS COMPENSATION?

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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.

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“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.

“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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“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. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Blog » “I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended for it. Were my rights violated?&# “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”

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. 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)”

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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my boss asks us to pick up his lunch for him — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

You used the term “quid pro quo,&# which I assume you meant in a sexual discrimination or harassment sense, but that term refers to implying that job benefits are contingent upon sexual favors … which isn’t happening here, unless “get his lunch&# is some new sexual slang I haven’t heard yet. Of course you and your co-workers should be paid for company errands – but in many companies being clocked in or out tracked more than hours.

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