Business Attorney
Written by Edward Lai

Employee Fired after Calling Emergency Services

The owner of a now closed beef jerky business is  being sued by the federal government after firing an employee who called 911 after a co-worker severed his thumb.

The owner of Lone Star Western Beef Plant in Fairmont West Virginia, John M. Bachman could face serious charges after the result of a lawsuit the US Labor Department filed against him and his company.

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Business Attorney, Corporate
Written by Edward Lai

Corporate Bosses Take Blame for Employee Criminality

It might sound absurd to some, but a new bill currently being reviewed could allow corporate bosses to take the blame for the criminality of their employees. However there is an argument that this might sound unfair to some and others could argue that the boss may not be fully aware of their employees’ undertakings.

But before anyone cries foul let’s take a look at why the idea that the boss also take blame for employee criminality could actually be good. Normally when an employee commits a criminal act while employed by the company that person would usually take the blame. In fact, it would be very rare that a high level executive who is in charge of said employee would take the blame.

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Attorney,Employment Law
Written by Edward Lai

Drafting a Company Hostile Work Environment Policy

All businesses, regardless of size, should have an official policy regarding the prevention of a hostile work environment. Each hire should be made aware of this policy at the beginning of his or her employment. Moreover, each new employee should also know that there is zero tolerance for any person who does not comply with the company’s hostile work environment policy.

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Employment Law, Attorney
Written by Edward Lai

What are Your Rights as an Employee?

As an employee your job is a major component of your life. It feeds you and your family, it helps you keep clothes on your back and a roof over your head, and provides opportunity for your family.  Even though most of us have a work supervisor, not all the power is in his or her hands. Every employee has a set of rights that must be provided by the employer at all times.

While some of these rights might sound silly or common sense, it is surprising how many employers do not follow the rules regarding these rights as mandated by the government.

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