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Street Peril Doctrine: Worker’s Compensation Claims for Employees who Work in the Field

December 22, 2013

Many jobs require that employees spend more time out of the office than in the office. Employees travel to meet with customers, to go to work-sites, complete work-related errands, and attend meetings.  Unfortunately, in the course of these off-site excursions, occasionally employees are injured.  However, according to a Providence worker’s compensation attorney, not all such […]

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I Got Hurt on the Job – What Do I Do Now?

November 20, 2013

Injuries at the workplace occur every day, even when employees are following all of the safety regulations and using proper safety gear. In some cases, the injury is so severe that it requires medical attention to treat the injury effectively. The expenses for this medical treatment can really start to add up, even if it […]

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Exposition of the National Labor Relations Act

July 25, 2013

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), also known as the Wagner Act, was in enacted in 1935 as a response to employer hostility toward union members and supporters.  It gives employees the right to form unions and to join unions.  It also requires employers to bargain collectively with unions.  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) […]

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Protect Yourself From Retaliation and Wrongful Termination in the Workplace

January 29, 2013

Wrongful termination and workplace retaliation are on the rise. Wrongful termination occurs when an employer illegally ends an employee’s contract, usually for invalid reasons. Workplace retaliation is a form of employee punishment whereby an employer uses disciplinary measures against an employee after that employee engaged in legally protected activity. Types of retaliation include demotion, pay […]

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Workplace Intimidation, What Should You Do?

December 4, 2012

If you’ve ever heard stories of workplace conditions before the Department of Labor started imposing regulations, you know that employees had very few rights. There was an extreme amount of work place intimidation, coming not only from the higher ups, but from peers worried about keeping their jobs. Work place intimidation is exactly how things were able […]

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