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Jon Hyman
Dealing Drugs Disqualifies an Employee from Collecting Workers’ Comp

Ever heard of the phrase "sustained remunerative employment?" In the world of workers' compensation, it means that if you are earning money, or capable of earning money, you cannot be eligible for an award of PTD (permanent total disability...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Union Files Complaint Over Social-Media Policy

UFCW Local 1500 filed a petition with the NLRB office in Brooklyn, NY, alleging that NY grocery chain Stop & Shop's social-media policy violates the National Labor Relations Act, reports Thomson Reuters . The unions takes issue with the policy...

Jon Hyman
A Good Example Of An Overly Broad Social Media Policy

Reuters is reporting that a union representing employees at a New York grocery chain has asked the NLRB to investigate whether the store's social media policy is violates employees' rights to engage in protected concerted activity under the...

State Net
Right-to-Work Measures Not Catching On

When Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) signed HB 1001 in February - making the Hoosier State the 23rd overall and the first since Oklahoma a decade earlier to adopt so-called "right-to-work" legislation that allows workers to avoid paying union...

David S. Rich
My Worker Did Something Stupid That Cost My Company Money. In New York, Can I Deduct The Company’s Loss From My Worker’s Paycheck?

No. In New York, a company may not deduct from an employee's paycheck, charge against an employee's wages , or require an employee to reimburse the company for, monetary losses to the company, even if the employee's carelessness caused the...

Donna Ballman
Will Congress Fix Stupid Age Discrimination Loophole?

In most discrimination cases, you only have to prove discrimination was one of the motives your employer had in taking action against you. For instance, if you announce you're pregnant and are suddenly included in a mass layoff where others with...