The health of workers will affect the amount an employer must pay for health insurance. The more ill a workforce is, the more the employer (and the employees) must pay for insurance premiums. That cost saving could lead to employers hiring only healthy workers. Or, it could cause employers to ask employees to take routine

You have to love free enterprise. Only a true entrepreneur would come with a system of turning legal advice into a drive through window. Avvo, the legal referral website, now offers 15 minutes of legal advice for a mere $39. The service applies to a variety of areas of law: immigration, criminal, divorce, family, employment,

We went into the Iraq War on the cheap. We entered that war with the smallest number of troops possible. So, that lead to the US relying on private security firms for a number of missions. One such mission was providing security for the diplomats. Four Blackwater security personnel were found guilty last week after

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Yes, a plaintiff in an employment lawsuit can be hit with an award of attorney’s fees. In federal court, the losing party is almost always ordered to pay the other side’s court costs.  And, yes, if the plaintiff is found to have filed a "frivolous" lawsuit, then

I have to say, I find it fascinating that the Iraq Prime Minister will not give up his seat for the good of his country. He persists in holding onto his seat with clenched teeth, despite his own party turning away from him. See CBS news report. When we were in Iraq, we, the

Employers, if they are doing their job, should counsel an employee in writing for a serious offense. Part of that counseling is the need to verify that the employee has received the written warning and understands it. That is why the employer will ask the employee to sign the disciplinary warning. Signing does *not* mean

A recent study indicates that happy workers are good for profits. The challenge in this study is that successful companies may result in happier employees. Or, is it the other way around, do happy employees lead to successful companies? The study looked at the annual list of best companies to work for. These lists are

I tell potential clients all the time that they can be fired for anything – so long as the cause is not related to potential discrimination. One construction worker learned that lesson the hard way. An employee of a subcontractor who was working on the new stadium at Texas A& M was fired because he