Ms. DelPo is an author and consulting editor who specializes in employment and family law issues. She brings years of criminal and civil law experience to her work at Nolo, having litigated cases in all levels of state and federal courts, including the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Since leaving the active practice of law, she has earned a master’s degree in library and information science, specializing in legal research and law librarianship. She has written or cowritten numerous employment law titles, including The Performance Appraisal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. Ms. DelPo received her law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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If you are seeking workers' compensation benefits, you’ll have to show that your injury or illness is work related—or, in workers’ comp legalese, “arising out of employment and occurring during the course of employment” (AOE/COE).
An overview of the different benefits you may receive through workers’ comp for a work-related injury or illness.
What employers and HR managers need to know about their legal obligations under the workers' comp system.
If you were hurt or became ill as a result of your work, you could be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
Learn about OSHA, the federal law that requires employers to provide safe working conditions.
What kinds of workers are entitled to the minimum wage, and who is ineligible?
Employers may not discriminate against applicants and employees with disabilities.
One of the many advantages of being a freelancer, independent contractor, or other self-employed individual is the ability to create and contribute to your own retirement plan. Not only does this help to ensure a financially secure future, it also makes financial sense right now: A retirement plan can take the teeth out of the tax bite because, in most instances, your contributions will be tax-deductible. It pays to learn about your options and establish a plan that's right for you.
The ADEA and other state and federal laws prohibit age discrimination at the workplace.
Give meaningful feedback on employee performance -- without creating legal problems.