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Can I Sue for a Work-Related Injury?

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According to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were a total of 2.7 million nonfatal work-related injuries in 2020. These included everything from repetitive motion injuries, slips and falls, car accidents, and manual materials handling. The most common occupational hazards reported were falls, most of which resulted in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, …

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Can Your Employer Require a COVID Vaccine?

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The coronavirus pandemic has had an undeniable impact on almost every facet of life, both in the country and around the globe. The good news is – things are changing for the better, with the COVID-19 vaccine promising to restore some semblance of normalcy in everyday life. As great as that prospect may be, many people are still skeptical about …

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What Is the Defense Base Act (DBA)?

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If you or a loved one has suffered injuries while working in a foreign country supporting the military, you may be entitled to compensation under the Defense Base Act (DBA). The law is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and is designed to compensate any injured civilian deployed overseas under a US government contract. This …

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Can I Sue My Employer If I Get Kidnapped?

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Every year, more than 90 million Americans travel outside the US for work or leisure. However, the last thing you would expect to happen when you’re in a foreign country is to get kidnapped. That’s anyone’s worst nightmare. Although kidnapping statistics held by the US government and private security companies are not usually released publicly, we estimate that number could …

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What Happens if You Get a Job While on Unemployment?

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Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March, more than 57 million Americans have filed for unemployment. With several states still under lockdown, the airline, events, hospitality, and leisure sectors are just a few of the industries that have been reeling from the devastating effects of the disease. It has left millions of people out of work. If you’re …

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What Happens if You Fail a Drug Test?

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Substance abuse takes a heavy toll on businesses across the country. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 14.3% of full-time employees and 15% of part-time workers aged 18 and above reported past-month illicit drug usage. Employers have taken to implementing drug testing programs to curb the menace and deter drug use in the workplace. If …

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Legal Obligations & Protections for Employers in the Age of COVID-19

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As the government continues to take unprecedented steps to control the spread of the coronavirus, a topic that has generated a great deal of public debate is – What exactly constitutes an essential business and how is it different from those classified as non-essential? Understanding this is important when it comes to defining the legal obligations and protections for employers …