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ExxonMobil must pay nearly $1.2 million to former contract workers who were exposed to radiation, following a court ruling. The workers were exposed to radium, a highly radioactive substance known to cause cancer. ExxonMobil knew about this danger for decades, the workers said, but intentionally concealed the information to avoid having the site reclassified as a hazardous waste site.
For the average worker, losing a job is a financial crisis. How will you pay the mortgage or buy groceries? Fortunately, most employees can get some temporary financial help by filing a claim for unemployment compensation or unemployment insurance benefits. But you have to qualify for it and know how to get it.
It’s estimated that about 13 million Americans—or 10% of the workforce—is employed in the restaurant industry. If you’re one of them, you know that tips are often the bulk of your pay … and often paid in cash. Learn what is and isn’t legal when it comes to gratuities.
The Lawyers.com employment law forums should be one of your first stops if you’re grappling with a job-related legal problem or issue. Covering topics including discrimination, labor unions, workers’ comp and sexual harassment, these forums are the place to ask questions and get answers before you hire an employment lawyer.
Workers lose jobs every day and may not be interested in going back to work for someone else. What are your options? Contract work or freelancing may be the answer. But before you get business cards printed, know that contract work may require more time and effort than you first imagined.