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How to Get Out of an Employment Contract

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 18:25

So you have signed an employment contract and suddenly problems arise. Perhaps the problems are personal; maybe the problems are with the employer. If you are wondering whether you're stuck in this contract, the answer is no---but getting out can be tricky.

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How to Calculate Damages in Employment Litigation

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:50

If you are involved in an employment litigation lawsuit—either as an employee who is suing or as an employer being sued—it is important to know what potential damages exist. Understanding what damages exist can help you determine what verdict a jury is likely to award and can help determine what an appropriate damage amount is if the case is going to be settled out of court.

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By Law, Can I Request a Termination of Employment Letter?

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:48

There's no federal law that specifically requires an employer to provide you with a termination of employment letter. However, there are state laws as well as industry- and company-specific policies that help you understand the process for asking your employer for a letter that explains the reason for your termination.

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By Law, Can I Request a Termination of Employment Letter?

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:48

There's no federal law that specifically requires an employer to provide you with a termination of employment letter. However, there are state laws as well as industry- and company-specific policies that help you understand the process for asking your employer for a letter that explains the reason for your termination.

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Employment Laws on Changing a Job Description

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:46

The employment laws on changing a job description favor the employer in most situations. Generally speaking, an employer can change a job description whenever it is convenient to the company. In some situations, a change of job description requires negotiation with the employees or with a union.

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Laws Regarding Access to Employee Files

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:29

No federal law requires private sector employers to permit current or former employees access to their personnel files. Typically, personnel files of private sector employees are considered the employer’s property, and some companies use that rationale to limit access to employee files. Federal and state employees — public sector workers — can gain access to their official personnel records.

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How to Obtain Free Employment Verification of Someone

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:26

Employers are required to fill out, file and keep a copy of a Form I-9, otherwise known as Employment Eligibility Verification form. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) makes it illegal for employers to hire anyone who is not a legal resident of the United States. To obtain free employment verification is easy, because the one-page form is free to fill out and print.

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How to Cancel an Employment Contract

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:23

Employment contracts can be tricky, especially when you want to cancel one. When you really need a job, you may be inclined to sign almost anything. To protect workers, employment law prohibits certain language in contracts. At the same time, the document may contain provisions that could create liability problems if you break the contract. Be sure you understand what the document says about ending employment before you give notice.

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What Is the State Law About Hiring Convicted Felons?

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:21

Laws about hiring felons vary from state to state. Many states, recognizing that an ever increasing number of Americans have some type of criminal record, discourage discrimination in hiring solely on that basis. The specific laws of each state are within their civil codes.

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New Jersey Labor Laws About Salaried Employees

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:19

When categorizing salaried employees as exempt or nonexempt, employers in New Jersey adhere to federal law. State regulations apply to salary situations involving certain overtime practices and time off from work.

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Why Is it Important for Managers to Know the Employment Laws?

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:16

If you are a manager in any business environment, it is very important that you know the basic laws surrounding employment. Chances are you'll have to deal with a situation that is covered by the major laws, so a familiarity with the law is an absolute must in order to avoid in potentially damaging legal issues.

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Does the Law Require Employers to Follow Their Employee Policies?

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:13

Employers can design workplace policies that their employees must follow, as long as the rules are legal. Whether or not an employer must follow a certain policy himself depends on several factors.

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Texas Labor Law Regarding Part-Time Employment

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:09

Texas labor law regarding part-time employment is derived from federal labor law. Neither Texas state law nor nor federal law recognizes the difference between part-time and full-time employment, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Employers are allowed to determine what part and full-time employment is, and part-time employees must follow the same rules as full-time employees.

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How to Terminate an Employee in Texas

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 15:55

Employment in Texas is at the will of the employee and the employer, and termination of employment by either party is uncomplicated. It is easy for the employee to quit a job. However, Texas law has specific requirements for employers, and these statutes, along with Federal law, make termination of employees more difficult than the “employment-at-will” concept implies. Also, the Texas Payday Law regulates how and when to pay a discharged employee.

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France Employment Laws

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 15:48

Employment laws in France range from the individual rights and benefits to which every employee is entitled to rules for required written legal contracts. There are many specific details that must be followed for employment in France, including the rule that contracts must be written in French to be binding, even if the employer and employee both speak a different language.

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What Are Various Employment Laws Which Affect HR Decisions & Actions?

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 15:46

The human resource department is responsible for compliance of a multitude of employment- and workplace-related laws. Most human resource managers also are responsible for training other key management personnel to ensure these laws are being upheld throughout the company. The most common laws that affect HR decisions and actions involve equal employment opportunities, discrimination, labor laws and medical leaves of absence.

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Texas Employment Laws About Leaves of Absence

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 15:38

Employees in the state of Texas can be protected by state and federal laws if they need to take a leave of absence from work for certain qualifying conditions, such as the birth of a child. The payment terms during those leaves of absence can vary based on legal requirements and on an employer’s employment policy. When possible, employees should be aware of leave of absence laws and employer policies before taking a leave from work. Employees can discuss questions and concerns with human resources personnel.

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California Law on Layoffs

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 15:36

Layoffs are an inevitable part of doing business. California law doesn't prevent employers from laying off employees, but it does govern how they can do it. Certain employees are entitled to 60 days notice of a layoff. Laid-off employees must receive an immediate, final check that includes accrued benefits and often are eligible for unemployment benefits.

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The Federal Law on the Equal Treatment of Employees

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 15:35

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to enforce federal laws that prohibit employers from discriminating against employees. These laws do not permit unequal treatment of employees based on age, gender, race, disability, age, national origin and other personal characteristics.

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The Federal Law on the Equal Treatment of Employees

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 22:02

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to enforce federal laws that prohibit employers from discriminating against employees. These laws do not permit unequal treatment of employees based on age, gender, race, disability, age, national origin and other personal characteristics.

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