Category Archives: Labor & Employment Law

The Rewards of Whistleblowing

By | December 1, 2016

For those of us that pay close attention to the news, it seems as though fraud is rampant in our country. There has been a steady stream of stories relating to corruption in the healthcare and financial industries, ranging from the recent $1 billion Medicare bust in Miami to the collective $36 billion a year in financial fraud… Read More »

How to Handle Discrimination at the Workplace

By | October 24, 2016

As many as 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination were reported with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2015 and the details were recently released. A study of the report reveals:

How do I know if I was wrongfully terminated from my job in California?

By | October 20, 2016

Being wrongfully terminated from a job can be financially and emotionally stressful; however, the laws in California surrounding wrongful termination are made to protect victims. Wrongful termination lawsuit damages can range from recouping your lost wages, to multi-million-dollar past and future wage loss settlements – especially in California where the cost of living is much higher. Most California… Read More »

Anonymity in Whistleblower Cases

By | October 18, 2016

One of the first questions that might pop into the mind of a potential whistleblower is:  Will my identity be revealed when I come forward about the wrongdoing I’ve witnessed? 

What to Do if You Are in an Accident in a Work Vehicle? Who Pays?

By | July 6, 2016

Auto accident cases hinge on determining who or what was responsible for an accident. Typically, the answer is a negligent driver, rough roadway conditions, or factors outside of your control. Accidents involving company or work vehicles, however, raise many questions regarding fault, responsibility, liability, insurance, and workers’ compensation. When you are involved in a car accident in a… Read More »

New Federal Recordkeeping Requirements for Workplace Injuries/Illnesses  

By | June 20, 2016

OSHA is ramping up its rules to bring injury data collection into the 21st century. The new rules are intended to apply insights of behavioral economics to improve workplace safety and to better avoid workplace injuries and illnesses. The new regulation will require more than 400,000 employers with 20 to 249 employees in high-risk industries and 34,000 workplaces… Read More »

Filing A Workers Compensation Claim In New York

By | April 6, 2016

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that more than 200,000 non-fatal injuries and illnesses are suffered on the job in New York each year. Furthermore, over half of all work-related injuries in New York require the injured worker to take time off from work in order to recover.

Making a Work Place Injury Claim in Scotland

By | March 18, 2016

The most recent statistics from the Health and Safety Executive found that last 1.2 million people suffered from a work-related illness. 27.3 billion working days were lost due to workplace illnesses and injuries.

What You Need to Know About Workplace Lawsuits

By | February 6, 2012

Trouble in the workplace can be a major issue for a lot of people. After all, you likely spend around 40 hours a week at your place of work – time that could otherwise be spent with friends and family. A hostile work environment can put a damper on your entire daily routine, and the fact that you… Read More »

What You Need to Know About Workplace Lawsuits

By | December 21, 2011

Trouble in the workplace can be a major issue for a lot of people. After all, you likely spend around 40 hours a week at your place of work – time that could otherwise be spent with friends and family. A hostile work environment can put a damper on your entire daily routine, and the fact that you… Read More »