Legal Articles, Employment

Vaccines

With many states declaring flu epidemics and with the spread of other communicable diseases, many employers, particularly in the health care industry, are requiring employees to receive vaccinations.

Snow Days

Long Island is prone to Nor'Easters and other significant snow and weather events. A popular question is whether employers must pay their employees when the business closes due to snow or other inclement weather. Today's Long Island employment law blog discusses pay issues related to weather emergencies.

FMLA Retaliation Standard Relaxed

The Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) is a federal law which allows eligible employees to take a leave of absence from work for several reasons such as when dealing with a serious health condition of the employee or their family.

Arbitrating Employment Wage Cases

Many employers include an arbitration clause in their employment contracts. An employee who signs this contract, gives up his or her right to sue in court over any job-related issues that may arise such as claims for wrongful termination, minimum wage payment violations, and overtime pay violations. Today's employment law blog discusses recent developments about the applicability of arbitration clauses to claims of unpaid wages and overtime in New York.

Do I Have to Pay Interns?

Employers often wonder whether they have to pay their interns. This is a question courts have also grappled with over the past few years. Today's Long Island employment law blog explores the question of whether interns are employees, requiring that employers pay them at least minimum wage.

Are You a Victim of Sexual Harassment at Your Massachusetts Workplace?

Are You a Victim of Sexual Harassment at Your Massachusetts Workplace?

What Should You Do If You Feel You Emotionally Can't Go Back to Work After an Injury

Recently, things like PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) are being recognized as real and disabling conditions that may be under the scope of workers’ compensation.

Popular Questions about PA Workers' Compensation

During an initial office consultation, I give clients the opportunity to ask me any and all questions that they may have about their workers’ compensation case. Most clients have similar concerns, so it should come as no surprise that they ask many of the same questions. For this reason, I have compiled the most frequent questions my clients ask…and the answers I give them.

How Much Do I Get Paid on Workers’ Compensation?

For someone who has been hurt on the job, workers’ compensation wage loss benefits are critical. Wage loss benefits (also referred to as “indemnity” benefits) can be a household’s only source of income. Thus, it should come as no surprise that almost every client asks, “How much will I collect on workers’ comp?”

Should I Settle My Workers’ Compensation Case?

If you are collecting workers’ compensation benefits, or if you are pursuing a workers’ compensation claim, there is a strong probability that the topic of settlement will come up at some point. This article will highlight some of the important considerations to determine if settlement is in your best interests.

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