Toxic Substances in the Workplace: Know Your Rights as an Employee

By on Mar 23, 2017 in Business | 0 comments

In certain types of work environments workers are regularly exposed to machineries, large and heavy equipment, sharp tools, and hazardous substances. Exposure to hazardous substances has caused in many workers the development of deadly, chronic diseases which has kept them out of work, required continuous medical treatment and altered the way they could conduct their future lives. In line with its mission to create a safe and healthy working environment, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an off-shoot of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970, passed the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) in 1986. This mandate, also known as “Worker Right-to-Know Legislation,” and “Right-to-Know Law,” is primarily directed to employers, requiring them to inform their employees of the hazardous and deadly elements found, stored and used in the workplace and the...

Business Hiring Practices

By on Oct 18, 2016 in Business | 0 comments

Business Hiring Practices Two legal issues that many companies have been faced, and continue to face, are overtime pay and workplace injury. The first issue involves companies refusing or failing to pay their employees for overtime work rendered; the second issue usually involves lawsuits filed by employees who sustain job-related injuries. Starting a business requires careful and extensive planning. It should include the type of ownership (such as sole proprietorship, a partnership or a limited liability company), how to efficiently address and manage the many federal and local legal concerns associated with it, being clear about the particular service or good to offer, who will directly manage or run the business, how to hire the right people and how to make the company profitable and grow. Some of the actual specific concerns one will be faced with when he/she starts a business...