Posts tagged "employee rights"

Have You been Sexually Harassed at Work?

Have You been Sexually Harassed at Work?
Illinois makes sexual harassment in the workplace illegal. But what is considered sexual harassment? Where do we draw then line on what constitutes just bad behavior from sexual harassment? And when does it become an issue? In my mid-twenties, I was working in commercial real estate as a broker. I was the only woman in... Read more »

How Has Obamacare Changed Employee Healthcare Benefits?

How Has Obamacare Changed Employee Healthcare Benefits?
With expenses rapidly rising for healthcare coverage for employees, employers have to reevaluate how they can afford to carry health insurance for their staff. To make this process even more complicated much of Obamacare will become effective this year, causing many employers to turn to insurance brokerage firms for help in sorting through the many... Read more »

Can Using Your “Like” button on Facebook Get You Fired?

Can Using Your “Like” button on Facebook Get You Fired?
The number of cases reported by the NLRB (National Relations Labor Board), a federal agency that brings labor-related complaints on behalf of workers, has seen the number of cases involving social media skyrocket from zero to more than 100 cases over the past five years! Clearly, monitoring and creating legislation for the use of and... Read more »
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Voice Your Support of Worker's Rights: What the Illinois Worker's Compensation Bill Proposes

Voice Your Support of Worker's Rights:  What the Illinois Worker's Compensation Bill Proposes
Unfortunately, workers are still not out of danger of losing their rights. Many Springfield politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, are still trying to gut the Illinois Worker’s Compensation system. Why? Your workers compensation rights are part of a gigantic political horse trade involving taxes, the state budget, state and municipal pension reform, the death penalty, teacher seniority,... Read more »