labor and employment law

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Measuring from the date of termination of employment to the date of trial, wages that an employee lost.

See front pay.

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A legal theory (in other words a legal argument based upon a particular set of facts) that one party puts forth in a pleading in court.

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The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) is a federal statute, passed in 1985, that provides employees and their families the right to continue group health benefits under an employers group health plan.

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Collective bargaining refers to the negotiation process between an employer and a union comprised of workers to create an agreement that will govern the terms and conditions of the workers' employment.

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The result of collective...

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A federal law that regulates prevailing wage rates on public works projects.

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) enforces federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination. The EEOC was created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The employment section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, known as Title...

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A federal statute that regulates hours, wages, and working conditions of employees and also child labor. It regulates minimum wage and the right to overtime pay. It also prohibits oppressive child labor.

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A federal statute that requires employers with a certain number of employees to allow their employees to take leave under certain circumstances.

See 29 USC Chapter 28 and 29 CFR Part 825.

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Front pay is money awarded for lost compensation that occurs between the time of judgment and reinstatement. It is measured from the date of the trial onward.

See back pay.

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