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. Intern Protection From Discrimination. Until very recently, interns were not protected under job discrimination laws. This meant companies could openly discriminate against interns because of their gender, religion, race, sex or age. If an intern faced discrimination in the workplace, they were unable to do much about it.

Keeping Up Appearances in Interviews

The Undercover Recruiter

Not only do employees and hiring managers of the opposite sex often discriminate in favor of attractive coworkers or job seekers, but employees and managers of the same sex will often discriminate against the “beautiful people.”. Overweight employees stand to suffer the most financial loss due to discrimination in the workplace. Additionally, heavier employees filed twice as many workerscompensation claims and missed 13 times as many workdays as normal-weight employees.

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What to Know When Suing Your Employer

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Experiencing harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, or an injury on the job may force you to seek outside legal assistance and action. The law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or religion.

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


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. Not Providing Harassment or Discrimination Training to Supervisors. You’re a small business owner, not an employment attorney.

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

Corn on the Job

When it comes to employee insurance, employers in most states are required to provide healthcare, disability and workers compensation coverage. The only exception to this is Texas, where workers compensation cover is optional.

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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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“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.

Graduate to Moving Faster on Your Job Hunt

Resume Bear

Worse yet, although age discrimination is against the law, we all know that it occurs each and every day in the workplace among companies nationwide. As lots of college grads hit the job market in the coming months, keep in mind that many of them will seek work or start work with skills that older workers may not possess, especially in the areas of technology, social media, etc.

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“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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Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

Sklover Working Wisdom

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.

2013 Holiday Season Pay Practices

Resume Bear

Prince has several years of experience as an attorney and writer in the field of human resources and has published numerous articles on a variety of human resources and employment topics, including compensation, benefits, workerscompensation, discrimination, work/life issues, termination, and military leave. The infographic below highlights survey findings for 2013 Holiday Season pay practices.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

When resigning should I say where I am going to my co-workers? Question 6: When is it easier to get an employer to give an employee a non-disparagement agreement, (a) when the employee first discovers discrimination on the job, or (b) after wrongful termination, as part of a settlement agreement? HL, not only am I not licensed to practice law in California, but I am not experienced in Workers Compensation, which is a sort of “subspecialty” in employment law.

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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. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York – 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. 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.

2014 116

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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