Archive for the 'Employment-Law' Category

American Law of Background Checking For Employees For Better Safety

By Jerry Stakos According to American law of safety and criminal tracking, the system of background checking for employees by employer has become a regular practice in the workplaces. The method of background checking is applicable for the new appointment, transfer, and departmental transfers, and for other situations as per the discretion of the company […]

What Good Are Employee Compliance Posters If Your Employees Cannot Read?

By Lance Winslow Although every state is different when it comes to employee laws there are certain federal laws that employers must comply with when it comes to their hiring and employment endeavors. I’m not sure how things are in your state, but in the state of California there are additional rules which protect employees […]

Overtime and Breaks What Employees Are Entitled To

By Arthur Navarette When in line with the requirements California law, these cost-saving measures are perfectly acceptable, if often difficult for individual employees. Sometimes, however, in their effort to save money, employers institute polices that unfairly rob employees of wages and rights owed to them. Unfortunately, employees are too often unaware of their rights under […]

Why Attorneys Target Small Companies For Employment Lawsuits

By Cubie King Small organizations have become a major target of employment law attorneys across the country. If you have 500 employees or less, you are in their gun sites. And picking off these small companies are like shooting fish in a barrel. Here are the reasons why small to mid-sized companies have become the […]

Polygraph Tests and Employment

By Joseph Devine A lot of people are unfamiliar with the laws protecting them from employers, either prospective or actual. For example, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) of 1998 protects employees or potential employees from being forced to take a lie detector test for almost all private businesses. It prevents employers from forcing applicants […]

Times When You Can Use a Good Employment Attorney

By Billings Farnsworth It is common for people to go their entire lives without dealing with an employment attorney. Yet there are many times when these helpers can make all the difference in getting what you want from a job. You might want to consult a legal specialist before, during, or after employment. Before you […]

Employment Agreement Amendment

By Mark Warner An Employment Agreement Amendment is a contract modifying a currently existing and previously executed employment agreement. They are often drafted in response to a material change of circumstances in respect to the employer’s business model, the dynamics of the company’s industry, or the individual employee’s contributions. Amendments, if properly drafted, can legally […]

Paralegal Job Description

By Louis Zhang The duties and job responsibilities of a paralegal have grown over the years as the legal community has begun to realize the benefits of having paralegals work for them. Depending on the area of law that is being focused on a paralegal job description can include assisting trial attorneys, drafting all different […]

Trade Secrets in the Context of Employment Litigation

By James Samuel Bell A trade secret may consist of any formula, pattern, device or compilation of information which is used in a persons business and which gives him an opportunity to obtain an advantage over competitors who do not know or use it. It may be a formula for a chemical compound, a process […]

Sex Discrimination in Employment

By Pauline Go The United States has legislation in place that forbids discrimination based on a person’s sex. However, under certain special circumstances, this discrimination can be exercised. But we are more concerned about sex discrimination in employment as it has a tendency to rear its ugly head when it comes to recruitment, training, promotion […]