August 2013

Where, When, and Why Employers Discriminate

August 28, 2013

(US Employment Law) Employers have been discriminating against employees ever since the first office formed and maybe even before that in the hiring process. Although there are many local, state, and federal rules in place to prevent employers from discriminating against employees, they don’t always work, as the case law shows. Time and time again […]

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Reaching A Collective Bargaining Agreement

August 28, 2013

Reaching a collective bargaining agreement can be a main goal in sight for workers and management who just haven’t been able to get along. This isn’t just about a fight between friends, per se. The entire company or business’s production, reputation, and success are riding on the ability of management and workers to get along, […]

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Unions and You

August 28, 2013

Unions are an important part of labour law, although many might consider them just a part of its history. After all, unions are talked about rarely in the main three professions: doctors, lawyers, and engineers. These professions not only comes with prestige but protection that often leaves unions out of the picture. So, are unions […]

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Fees for Employment Tribunals

August 27, 2013

The High Court has recently granted permission for a review of the new fees for employment tribunals. Level one claimants who are claiming for holiday pay, unpaid wages and redundancy payouts will now be liable to pay an initial fee of £160. On top of the issue fee, claimants are also expected to pay a […]

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Injured in the Work Place: What Do You Do?

August 26, 2013

Accidents happen in the work place often in the US, and sometimes it can be due to an unsafe job. However, if you are injured on the job, what are the next steps you can take? Obtain Treatment Firstly, you will want to receive medical treatment as soon as possible following the injury. Unless you […]

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All things being equal, employment laws have never been tighter

August 26, 2013

Despite accusations that companies pay lower wages to non UK citizens; employment laws have never been stricter. This means that all workers are equal – wherever they come from. Because of Britain’s membership of the EU, it’s unlikely that we will see any efforts by companies to get round this new legislation, which is seen […]

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“Offensive” Claimant has his Employment Tribunal claim struck out for unreasonable behaviour

August 26, 2013

In this story from the IOM Today last week, we learned that a Claimant in the Employment Tribunal had his claim struck out at a hearing for unreasonable behaviour, including turning his back on the Tribunal, packing his belongings, attempting to “blacken” the name of the Respondent’s representative and leaving the hearing early. Mr Adenaike, […]

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Worker wins racial harassment claim after nickname “Golliwog Brian” given

August 26, 2013

A worker has won a claim for racial harassment in the Employment Tribunal after both he and other workers were subjected at work to what the Tribunal described as “unacceptable” nicknames and comments. Mr Roy Morgan brought a claim for racial discrimination and racial harassment last year against his employer, Halls of Gloucester, after both […]

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Overtime: When Do You Qualify?

August 26, 2013

Over the years, United States employees have fought hard to ensure that they are treated fairly by employers. In an effort improve work conditions for Americans, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed in 1938.The FLSA is responsible for setting the federal overtime standards in the United States. The FLSA set a national standard […]

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Waitresses Can Be Fired For Gaining Weight: The Borgata Babes Case

August 25, 2013

Imagine this.  Your employer requires you to regularly “weigh-in” to record your how much you weigh compared to your weight at the time you were hired.  At one such weigh-in your employer discovers that you gained a few pounds.  Those few pounds amount to more than 7% of your weight at the time you were […]

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