October 2017 Archives

Union members protest charter school changes to teaching rules


Unions are in place to protect workers and help them be compensated fairly and receive all the benefits they are supposed to. New Yorkers who are in a labor union should be aware of all that the union does for them in ensuring that employers adhere to labor law. One aspect that a labor union must remember is maintaining certain criteria for people to be employed in their industry. When changes are made as to the work credentials, the union can file a lawsuit to protest this.

Legal assistance with summary plan descriptions and labor law


Ensuring employee benefits is a substantially important part of what a labor union does. For New Yorkers who have concerns about various factors related to their benefits as an employee, a legal firm that is experienced with issues such as a summary plan description (SPD) and other matters is imperative. SPD has an influence on ERISA, health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, pensions and more. A legal professional is vital to formulate and oversee these plans and the SPD is key toward that end.

What does the new construction training law mean for workers?

It's no secret that construction work is among the most dangerous jobs in America. Potential safety hazards manifest themselves every day. Employees, contractors and unions alike must always be vigilant in preventing accidents. With the help of collective bargaining and labor unions, construction workers have been able to secure better safety standards throughout the years, but there is still work to be done.

Employees should pay attention to new FMLA regulations


In New York, employees are accorded certain rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act. It is important that both employers and employees adhere to the law regarding FMLA. An important part of that is understanding when paid leave must be provided under FMLA and what changes are in store for the coming year and beyond. A worker who is denied these employee benefits should be fully cognizant of the exact regulations so they can act if they are denied and move forward with employment litigation.

What notice am I required to give an employer when using FMLA?


When New York employees seek to exercise their rights to time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), there are certain factors their union leadership and they must be aware of to comply with the law. For example, when an employee is eligible for FMLA and is set to use it, there are certain requirements that must be adhered to when informing the employer. If there is an issue with the employee taking leave or there are allegations as to a failure to adhere to protocol, legal help might be necessary.

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