“The law says employers must make a reasonable effort … under the Human Rights Act … to accommodate the disability. An employer just can’t dislike disabled people and you’re fired." --Employment lawyer Brian Rochel
By Neal St. Anthony (Star Tribune) Employment lawyers are buzzing about a recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that liberalized workers’ compensation law to permit related discrimination suits under the Minnesota Human Rights Act that were barred by the court’s ruling 30 years ago. Former Minneapolis firefighter Keith Daniel, 57, forced into early retirement in 2016 […]
Many of South Korea's biggest businesses -- including Korean Air, Samsung and Hyundai -- are family-run conglomerates known as "chaebol" inside the country.
By Sophie Jeong and Joshua Berlinger (CNN) South Koreans have long voiced frustration over what they see as corrupt and entitled behavior by the families that run chaebols. Korean Air has been ordered to pay 20 million South Korean won (almost $18,000) to a flight attendant after he was excoriated by an executive when he […]
The contract covers about 120,000 workers. They include 79,000 teachers, plus United Federation of Teachers-represented school nurses, therapists, guidance counselors, secretaries and others.
BY NY1 New York City will provide six weeks of parental leave at full salary for hundreds of thousands of city public school employees, including tens of thousands of teachers. The agreement was announced Wednesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio, union and school officials. “Paid parental leave makes so much sense, it always made sense, […]
Workers compensation is an insurance or wage replacement offered to employees injured on the job. Under New York State law, worker’s compensation covers employees working in for-profit businesses and excludes most independent contractors. Independent contractors are self-employed workers and not employees.
BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – More than a century ago, pirates were some of the world’s first advocates for worker’s compensation. Known for their trademark eye patches and wooden legs, pirates were paid for bodily losses. While hopefully, your career is not as dangerous as a pirate, if you’re injured on the job, first check […]
Gary Smith is entitled to basic workers' rights, the UK Supreme Court ruled. The Supreme Court ruling means that an employment tribunal can now proceed to examine Mr Smith's action against Pimlico Plumbers as a worker, including a claim that he was unfairly dismissed.
By BBC A plumber has won a legal battle for working rights in a Supreme Court ruling expected to have huge ramifications for freelance workers. Gary Smith had worked solely for Pimlico Plumbers for six years. Despite being VAT-registered and paying self-employed tax, he was entitled to workers’ rights, the court ruled. The ruling will […]