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?
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 »
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 »
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.
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.