Why Court Awarded 20 Million Won in Compensation to Air Korea Flight Attendant

Many of South Korea's biggest businesses -- including Korean Air, Samsung and Hyundai -- are family-run conglomerates known as "chaebol" inside the country.

Why Court Awarded 20 Million Won in Compensation to Air Korea Flight Attendant

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 […]

New York City teachers to get 6 weeks of paid parental leave

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.

New York City teachers to get 6 weeks of paid parental leave

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, […]

Worker’s Compensation

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.

Worker’s Compensation

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 […]

Plumber wins workers’ rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers

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.

Plumber wins workers’ rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers

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 […]