employment

Just cause

In employment law refers to a situation where a good reason to act exists.

Keogh plan

Definition

A tax-deferred retirement plan primarily for the self-employed. Also called H.R. 10 plan and self-employed retirement plan.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Raymond B. Yates, M.D., P.C. Profit Sharing Plan v. Hendon, 541 U.S. 1 (2004).

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Key employee

Definition

A "salaried . . . employee who is among the highest paid 10 percent of all the employees employed by [an] employer within 75 miles of the employee's worksite." 29 C.F.R. § 825.217. Under regulations promulgated pursuant to the Family and...

Labor

labor law: an overview

The goal of labor laws is to equalize the bargaining power between employers and employees. The laws primarily deal with the relationship between employers and unions. Labor laws grant employees the right to unionize and allows...

labor certification

Labor certification is issued by Department of Labor (DOL) and must be obtained by U.S. employers seeking to hire foreign workers to perform services in the U.S.

The DOL must certify, based on the employer’s submissions, to that there are no...

Labor lien

A type of lien that gives laborers a security interest in property until they have been paid for their work on that property. Essentially, a mechanic's lien by another name.

Laborer's lien

A type of lien that gives laborers a security interest in property until they have been paid for their work on that property. Essentially, a mechanic's lien by another name.

leave year

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryUnder the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the 12-month period by which an employer measures an employee's entitlement to FMLA leave. Eligible employees have a right to take up to 12 weeks of leave in...

Maintenance and Cure

Seamen who are injured while at sea are entitled to maintenance and cure from their employers. Maintenance is a seaman's day-to-day living expenses. Cure is the seaman's medical costs. Employers are only obligated to pay maintenance and cure until the...

Maintenance of Membership

A type of union arrangement that does not require union membership but allows current members to renounce membership only within a time period specified in the agreement. New members must retain union membership for the duration of the agreement.

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