Termination of Employment

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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Pregnancy Workers Fairness

November 20, 2012

(Guest employment law blog based on US law and practice) There is a time and a place for everything. Federal laws have been put into place to ensure that when an employee is at work they are able to be in a safe, non-hostile, and productive work environment. These have been very specifically put into […]

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Labour Law in UK Needs At-Will Reform

October 6, 2012

The recent news that Business Secretary Vince Cable is mulling a reform package for Britain’s labour legislation can be seen as quite welcome. The country as a whole is mired in outdated worker laws that are adversely affecting the economy, and so reviewing and revising these statutes is necessary. Among Cable’s proposals are to introduce […]

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TUPE transfers and the issue of ‘an organised grouping of employees’

September 24, 2012

How important is the connection between a service provision change and ‘an organised grouping of employees‘ under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE)? Recent cases have highlighted the difficulty in interpreting the meaning of ‘an organised grouping of employees‘ under the regulations.  A service provision change is where a service provider […]

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Wrongful Termination: A Growing Problem in Many Areas

August 13, 2012

(US employment law) It’s unpleasant to think about being fired, but it happens. What if you don’t think your employer had a valid reason to terminate you? It’s happening more often, as employers look for ways to cut their workforce and save money. Some experts estimate that 250,000 people are fired illegally or unjustly each […]

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Necessity of filling up the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form

July 15, 2012

(US Law) I-9 is a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services form that gets used by the employers for verification of the identities of existing and recently recruited employees. Thus through this form, it gets determined if the person working for your company or is going to work in your organization is eligible or not. […]

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No Sense in Nonsense? ‘No-Fault’ Worker Dismissals. Good or Bad?

June 19, 2012

The Business Secretary Vince Cable has never been one for keeping his thoughts to himself and a day or two ago he came out with criticism against the proposals to allow employers to dismiss workers on a ‘no fault’ basis. Essentially, workers could be dismissed at the will of their bosses without necessarily having done […]

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Tips for Avoiding a Labor Lawsuit

April 26, 2012

There’s nothing like a lawsuit to disrupt business and tarnish your business’ spotless reputation.  It’s simple to say, “Just don’t do anything wrong that would prompt employees to file an employment lawsuit,” but nothing is ever that simple.  Below are tips to help you lower your risk of being named in a labor lawsuit. Educate […]

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What Constitutes Racial Discrimination in the Work Place?

April 26, 2012

We’ve all heard about racial discrimination in the workplace, but what truly constitutes it and how should you act if you feel you are being discriminated against based on your race? In the United States, citizens are protected against being discriminated against in the workplace by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 […]

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