Employment Law, Labor Unions & Social Media


Employees reached out to Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 363 last spring for support – but the fear of captive-audience meetings, harassment and other actions by the employer left many at the plant wary of how to press forward without management sidelining their efforts. Michael is currently employed as a labor relations strategist for a fortune 100 company based in Florida. Labor unions are using social media in new ways every day.

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“Can I be fired for having a sick child?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on May 30th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: I have been with my employer, a not-for-profit agency, since November, 2005. Because of the way my employer’s insurance works, my employer suffered financial setbacks because of this. What are my options for proceeding with a lawsuit against my former employer? I know of no law in any state that prohibits “discrimination” against a parent for having a sick child. Employment Info and Insight B.

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can my husband’s employer constantly record all the conversation in our house?

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In any case, I took your question to employment lawyer Jon Hyman of Meyers, Roman , who writes the incredibly useful Ohio Employer Law Blog and is the author of The Employer Bill of Rights: A Manager’s Guide to Workplace Law. law + order

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 1: I am currently employed by a Fortune 100 company and considering resigning to take on a career development opportunity at another company in the same area. The Short Answer is “My new employer asked me to wait.” The best response is “My new employer asked me to wait to tell people about my new job until I start it.” Jacksonville, Florida. It just happens that my employer wants to give me a severance package a month or two before I move to Europe.

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Understanding Employment Discrimination Basics | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

You need to consult an employment lawyer to get the answers to these questions. Which laws prohibit discrimination? Almost all of these laws protect employees working for federal or local governmental agencies, private employers, labor organizations, and such others. Your Naples employment lawyer can be the best judge of assessing whether a job-related decision of your employer is unlawful.

Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show


Presented by the authors today on a panel hosted by the National Employment Law Project and the Center for American Progress, the studies consolidate 15 years of research showing that increasing the minimum wage boosts incomes without slowing job creation, even during weak economic periods. Their analysis of employment and earnings data of over 500 counties finds that minimum wage increases did not cost jobs. Be our Friend.

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why it’s complicated for your employer to let you work from another state

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I have been working for the same employer for 11 years with a great performance history. That can be an expensive undertaking and, depending on the state, it can subject them to a whole host of different employment laws (hi, California). Whether someone is treated as an employee or contractor isn’t just up to the employer’s preference ; it’s controlled by factors laid out by the IRS here. law + orderTwo letters on a similar theme: 1.