Egregious or high-profile cases of workplace discrimination and harassment make headlines. Sometimes these cases end up in court. Other times, accusers and accused settle behind the scenes.
When the numbers on traffic fatalities were released for 2015, there was a public outcry about the dramatic increase in crash-related deaths. The numbers left many people scratching their heads, but some analysts offered a simple explanation for the increase – the economy had improved, more people were driving and, therefore, there were more deaths.
Long hours, growing to-do lists, looming deadlines, increased expectations from employers – these are facts of life for many American workers. The stresses of the job are starting to take their toll on employees.
Have you ever been driving in your air-conditioned car on a hot summer day and seen a construction worker toiling away in 90-degree heat? You probably wondered how someone could work in those grueling conditions for so long and not get deathly ill.
In most occupations, if you have been injured while on the job you have the right to receive compensation. Workers’ compensation laws exist to help take the pressure off of the injured employee and to cover the cost of their work-related injuries. Recently gaining attention as one of the more riskier occupations in the U.S. for chances of… Read More »
When an employee is required to work more than the regular working hours, the employer may be obligated to pay him/her over and above the usual wage. This is known as overtime pay.
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 »
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:
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 »
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?