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  • Retirement - Retirement Law Resources - LawInfo
    age and number of years worked at the company The employer determines the level of contribution necessary to provide the retirement for all current and future employees Contributions to defined benefits plans are tax deferred which delays employer and employee obligation to pay taxes on the initial contributions or accumulated earnings until benefits are paid Defined benefit plans have decreased since the 1990s and now only are offered by 33 percent of middle to large size employers These plans are however most common for government employees Defined Contribution Retirement Plans With a defined contribution plan the employee and or the employer contribute money to an individual account The employee chooses how the contributions are invested and how much to deduct from his or her paycheck through pre tax deductions The employer also may contribute to the account Sometimes the employee will arrange a plan where the company matches a percentage of the employee s contributions The value of the retirement account depends on how much is contributed and how well the investments perform The 401 k plan is a popular type of defined contribution plan There are four types of 401 k plans traditional 401 k safe harbor 401 k SIMPLE 401 k and automatic enrollment 401 k plans Other examples of defined contribution plans include the SIMPLE IRA plan SEP employee stock ownership plan ESOP and profit sharing plans ERISA The Employee Retirement Income Security Act is a federal law that regulates how companies in private industry manage employee pension plans The law provides specifics on pensions and details when and how interest in the pension vests and how the plan is protected from mismanagement or misuse Share this information Search LawInfo s Retirement Resources Additional Retirement Articles What Is ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act Responsibilities of Retirement

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  • Sexual Harassment - Sexual Harassment Law Resources - LawInfo
    or videos Sending suggestive letters notes or emails Displaying inappropriate sexual images or posters in the workplace Making inappropriate sexual gestures Staring in a sexually suggestive or offensive manner or whistling Sexual comments about appearance clothing or body parts Unwelcome and inappropriate touching or brushing up against a person Asking sexually suggestive questions Offensive remarks about a person s sexual orientation or gender identity Employers may be liable to victims for monetary compensation and other forms of relief if workplace sexual harassment is committed by Manager or supervisor whether or not the employer knew of the behavior Coworkers if the employer knew or should have known of the harassment and did not take immediate corrective action Non employees in the workplace when the employer knew or should have known of the harassment and did not take immediate corrective action The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law The laws in your state and or city may deviate significantly from those described here If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney or find qualified local Sexual Harassment Lawyers on LawInfo Or click to find Sexual Harassment Lawyers in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Share this information Search LawInfo s Sexual Harassment Resources Additional Sexual Harassment Articles Can an Attorney Help With My Sexual Harassment Claim Sexual Harassment in the Workplace What Is Sexual Harassment Sexual

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  • Strikes - Strikes Law Resources - LawInfo
    directed by union rules Where a union s membership is located on more than one worksite the union may elect to locate the strike at only one or a few sites When the United Auto Workers whose members number in the thousands and work at sites throughout the United States opt to strike the union typically chooses which of the major automakers will be the focus of the strike Choosing just one site or one employer allows union members employed at sites other than the strike location to continue working during the strike and benefit from any gains the union may negotiate Employees vote by ballot to determine whether they will strike Each union has its own rules setting what percentage of the union must approve a strike but 80 percent is typical If the workers elect to strike certain conditions become effective Healthcare and dental benefits are suspended They cannot qualify to receive state unemployment benefits during the strike They can be replaced by another worker The employer stops paying their wages In some cases the union may provide strike pay which is usually much less than normal wages Spontaneous strikes or striking without union approval are called wildcat strikes The employer may legally fire the striking workers and sue the union for damages No Strike Clause Most collective bargaining agreements include a no strike clause which is an agreement between the employer and union that the union not strike during the term of the contract Consequently strikes typically occur after a contract expires though a strike can be called at any time if dangerously unsafe working conditions are present or the employer has committed an unfair labor practice Strikebreakers The NLRA provides that employees are free to join a strike or to decide not to join the strike

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  • Time off for Jury Duty - Time off for Jury Duty Law Resources - LawInfo
    to know the specific laws of the individual s jurisdiction Some states require that employers pay employees for the work they miss due to jury duty while other states only require that an employer provide unpaid leave In addition certain jurisdictions may require the employee provide proof that they were serving on a jury or may require an employee to notify an employer in a specific manner and with advance notice Generally speaking it is illegal for an employer to fire demote threaten or otherwise penalize an employee for participating in jury duty when called Employers who engage in such conduct may be liable to the employee for any lost income or attorney s fees In addition some states may require an employer who fires an employee because of jury duty to reinstate the employee in their former position Share this information Search LawInfo s Time off for Jury Duty Resources Still have questions Contact experienced Time off for Jury Duty Attorneys on LawInfo com or learn more about Labor Employment Law Find an Attorney in Your Area Legal Issue e g Personal Injury Location Area Code OR City State Advanced Search Options Popular Searches Unemployment Benefits Wrongful Termination Sexual

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  • Unions - Unions Law Resources - LawInfo
    related activities such as strikes Terms of the NLRA dictate how a union can be formed and certified The National Labor Relations Board NLRB the government body that enforces and administers the NLRA oversees the certification of unions Representatives seeking to create a union must file petition with the NLRB indicating that at least 30 percent of employees have indicated interest in establishing a union NLRB investigates to ensure that it has jurisdiction the union meets specific qualifications and that no labor contracts exist that would bar an election The NLRB sets the time and place for employees to vote on whether to form the union and determines who is eligible to vote The NLRB conducts the election A lawfully elected and certified union acts as its members representative in negotiations with the employer A contract negotiated between the union and employer is called a collective bargaining agreement These agreements can be enforced if the employer and the union fail to comply with its terms The agreement is developed through the process of collective bargaining This means representatives from both sides meet to collectively negotiate terms on behalf of management on the one side and the union rank and file on the other Also the union can Conduct meetings and negotiations with the employer to express and resolve worker grievances Advocate on behalf of members to ensure safe working conditions Organize a strike Represent members during the disciplinary process Represent members at administrative hearings on issues of employee benefits such as unemployment compensation Unions are prohibited from Threatening that employees will lose their jobs unless they vote for the union Trying to get a worker who does not join the union suspended discharged or punished Failing to process a grievance because the employee criticized union officials Fining workers who have

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  • Whistleblowers - Whistleblower Law Resources - LawInfo
    the court The furnished information was based upon public disclosure administrative hearings in government reports or the news media unless the person was the original source meaning the person who had direct and independent knowledge of the fraud Anyone who participated in the fraud If the attorney general decides not to authorized payment that decision cannot be subject to judicial review Penalties Defendants convicted of major fraud against the government may be imprisoned for a maximum of 10 years and fined a maximum of 5 million A defendant convicted of multiple counts can be fined a maximum of 10 million In determining the amount of the fine the court considers these criteria The seriousness of the offense The harm or loss to the victim and the gain of the defendant Whether the defendant has been fined for a similar offense Any other pertinent fairness considerations The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law The laws in your state and or city may deviate significantly from those described here If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney or find qualified local Whistleblower Lawyers on LawInfo Or click to find Whistleblower Lawyers in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Share this information Search LawInfo s Whistleblower Resources Top Related Whistleblower Topics Qui Tam Action Still have questions Contact experienced Whistleblower Lawyers on LawInfo com or learn more

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  • Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence Law Resources - LawInfo
    Violence Lawyers in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Share this information Still have questions Contact experienced Workplace Violence Lawyers on LawInfo com or learn more about Labor Employment Law Find an Attorney in Your Area Legal Issue e g Personal Injury Location Area Code OR City State Advanced Search Options Popular Searches Unemployment Benefits Wrongful Termination Sexual Harassment Workplace Violence Videos Over the Counter Medication In The Workplace Over the Counter Medication In The Workplace Non Compete Agreements Advertisements Find An Attorney By Practice Area By Location By Name Resources Hot Legal Issues Legal Forms Legal Library Law Videos Consumer Blog Forums For Attorneys Legal Marketing LawInfo About Us Jobs Partners Contact Us Authors Español Legal Copyright Notice Privacy Policy Terms Conditions Disclaimer Connect with us Google Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn 5901 Priestly Dr Ste 200 Carlsbad CA 92008

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  • Youth Employment - Youth Employment Law Resources - LawInfo
    Code OR City State Advanced Search Options Popular Searches Unemployment Benefits Wrongful Termination Sexual Harassment Youth Employment Videos Non Compete Agreements Non Compete Agreements Over the Counter Medication In The Workplace Advertisements Find An Attorney By Practice Area By Location By Name Resources Hot Legal Issues Legal Forms Legal Library Law Videos Consumer Blog Forums For Attorneys Legal Marketing LawInfo About Us Jobs Partners Contact Us Authors Español Legal Copyright

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