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September 2015 Archives

Understanding your employee rights regarding discrimination

The rights of employees are not always honored in workplaces in America today. Most businesses understand that employees are an important part of the entity's overall success, and it is the business's responsibility to assure that their employees are treated with respect and without discrimination, and that they are not exposed to working in an unsafe work environment.

Wrongful termination to be fired after being injured at work?

Workplace injuries are, unfortunately, not entirely uncommon. Whether you work on a construction site or in a factory, there are many settings where a workplace injury may occur. Sometimes, on occasion, an employee may be fired following a workplace injury.

What is a "Qui Tam" lawsuit?

If you work for a company that does business for or with the government, you may have heard of a "qui tam" action lawsuit. A qui tam action lawsuit takes place when an employee informs the government that a company is defrauding the government.

County Clerk ruling sets precedent for employees and federal law

Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the right to marry extends not only to heterosexual couples, but to same sex couples as well. Although prior to the ruling many states had already legalized gay marriage, this opened the door for gay couples throughout America to get legally married. But, this ruling did not sit well with some people, including a County Clerk in Kentucky, Kim Davis.

New federal laws may affect your employee rights

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the waste management company Browning Ferris Industries is considered a joint employer with one of its subcontractors. Upon first glance, this decision may not seem very important, but the decision may affect millions of employees in the United States.

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