employment

Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)

In 1990, Congress amended the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), adding the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) to clarify the prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of age. The OWBPA is a federal law that requires...

OSHA

Acronym: Occupational Safety and Health Administration See workplace safety

partial disability

Partial disability is a category of disability used for Workers Compensation benefits or private disability insurance payments. It is defined as any type of disability in which the worker is not completely disabled but is unable to perform...

Pension

pension law: an overview

Upon retirement many workers continue to receive monetary compensation from their employer in the form of a pension. There are two main types of pensions. Under a defined benefit plan, the benefit that an employee receives is...

per diem

Per diem is a Latin phrase that translates to “per day.” Generally, per diem describes a daily amount paid to a person for work expenses incurred during work travel. This most commonly includes accommodation and meals, though other expenses...

PERM

PERM is the Program Electronic Review Management system developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to replace the previous labor certification program. Labor certification is required of U.S. employers seeking to employ foreign citizens on a permanent...

Permanent disability

Permanent disability is a physical or mental impairment that indefinitely diminishes a worker's ability to perform the duties or normal activities that the worker performed before the accident or serious illness. If the injury...

picketing

Picketing is a method of protesting where individuals stand outside of a workplace or organization to publicize an issue, often a labor dispute, and persuade employees or customers to withhold their work or business. Picketing allows the...

pink slip

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary1) Slang for notice from an employer that one is being fired or laid off. 2) Slang for the official title certificate to a vehicle, because in some states the document is or was pink. This is the source...

plant closing

For purposes of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notificaton (WARN) Act, a plant closing means the permanent or temporary shutdown of a single employment site, or one or more facilities or operating units within a site, which results in job loss...

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