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June 2018 Archives

Reporting unsafe working conditions: keep the site safe

If you work construction, then you are about as hearty as they come. Across the nation, blue-collar workers are the ones who keep our houses held together, our roadways intact and electricity buzzing. They also have some of the most dangerous working conditions of anyone in the country.

Reducing heat stress when working in extreme heat

For Florida workers who work outside or in warehouses, the summer weather brings with it the risks of heat stress. Working in extreme heat can have an impact on workers' brain functions and body functions, potentially putting them at risk for serious heat-related illnesses and injuries.

Intel accused of discriminating against older workers

Florida residents who follow developments in the technology sector may be aware that Intel laid off 15,000 workers in 2016. The California-based semiconductor manufacturer said that the jobs were eliminated to help the company focus more on growing sectors like artificial intelligence and mobile communications, but questions have been raised about how the company decided which workers to let go. Intel has been accused of age discrimination since the early 1990s, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is apparently now investigating the 2016 layoffs to determine whether or not older workers were treated unfairly.

Making the most of a free initial employment law consultation

Have you ever heard the phrase, "You get out of it what you put into it"? The shorthand rendition of this in the computer world is GIGO: garbage in, garbage out. These sayings have application in many areas of our lives. The legal realm is no exception.