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The Most Common Grounds to “Sue” an Employer

Employees expect a safe work environment in which they are respected and treated fairly. Employers are legally required to provide a safe environment free from discrimination, harassment, or risk of injury. Employees who feel unsafe, harassed, discriminated against, or who ...
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Can I Sue My Labor Union for Lack of Representation?

Labor unions are helpful for streamlining and simplifying employer operations, but they don’t always function as intended. Your union must represent employees without discrimination and with good faith, even if the employees aren’t union members. This duty to represent applies ...
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What Does the Arizona Department of Labor Oversee?

In the state of Arizona, the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) functions as the state’s department of labor. Originally formed in 1925 to regulate and enforce the state’s workers compensation program, the ICA has evolved over the years to cover ...
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What Does OSHA Stand For And What Do They Do?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for setting and enforcing workplace safety and health standards in the United States. The agency was created in 1970 by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and is a ...
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My Company is Closing. What are My Rights?

Under “at-will” employment laws (which apply in every state except Montana), the employment agreement between an employer and an employee is voluntary for both parties. Unless there’s an employment contract or union agreement that says otherwise, that means an employer ...
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Penalty For FMLA Violation

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal employment law that allows eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for qualified medical and family reasons. During a period of FMLA-qualified leave, the employer is required to ...
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Who Is Not Covered By OSHA?

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace safety standards and regulations in the United States. The OSHA operates as a division of the US Department of Labor (DOL). The agency’s authority and ...
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