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​The contingent workforce continues to grow, but unwary employers can run into many risks associated with using nontraditional working arrangements.

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School District to Pay $550,000 for Fired Custodian’s Disability Claimshttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/10/23/school-district-to-pay-550000-for-fired-custodians-disability-claims-3/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/?p=3578785

A school district violated the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) by firing a custodian who could not climb a ladder to change a lightbulb due to an injury, the California Court of Appeal ruled.

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School District to Pay $550,000 for Fired Custodian’s Disability Claimshttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/10/23/school-district-to-pay-550000-for-fired-custodians-disability-claims-2/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/?p=3578783

A school district violated the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) by firing a custodian who could not climb a ladder to change a lightbulb due to an injury, the California Court of Appeal ruled.

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New York City Council Expands Earned Sick Time Law to Include Safe Timehttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/10/23/new-york-city-council-expands-earned-sick-time-law-to-include-safe-time-2/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/?p=3578781

New York City’s paid-sick-leave law would require businesses to allow employees to use paid time off for “safe time” under an amendment passed by the New York City Council on Oct. 17.

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Florida's Minimum Wage Rises in Januaryhttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/10/23/floridas-minimum-wage-rises-in-january-2/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/?p=3578779

As of Jan. 1, 2018, Florida’s minimum wage will be $8.25 per hour, which is approximately a two percent increase and is due to the change in the Consumer Price Index.

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Employee Convicted of Fraud Still Eligible for Workers’ Comphttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/10/23/employee-convicted-of-fraud-still-eligible-for-workers-comp-2/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/?p=3578777

An employee who was convicted of insurance fraud—after he exaggerated a work-related injury to a doctor who then prescribed opiates—was not barred from recovering workers' compensation benefits because another doctor found that the injury had still resulted in a permanent partial disability, the California Court of Appeal ruled.

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Can Employees Be Fired for Off-Duty Conduct?http://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/10/23/can-employees-be-fired-for-off-duty-conduct-3/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/?p=3578775

It’s understandable for employers to be concerned about workers’ off-duty activities that may affect job performance or the company’s image—but employers must ensure that their policies don’t violate state laws that protect employees’ lawful conduct outside of work.

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Can Employees Be Fired for Off-Duty Conduct?http://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/10/23/can-employees-be-fired-for-off-duty-conduct-2/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/?p=3578773

It’s understandable for employers to be concerned about workers’ off-duty activities that may affect job performance or the company’s image—but employers must ensure that their policies don’t violate state laws that protect employees’ lawful conduct outside of work.

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California Officials Put Pressure on General Contractors to Prevent Wage Thefthttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/10/23/california-officials-put-pressure-on-general-contractors-to-prevent-wage-theft-2/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/?p=3578771

General contractors’ top priorities on a construction project are completing the work on time, completing the work within budget and guarding against future construction defect claims. New and pending laws in California, however, have added to that list.

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Temporary Workforce Increases Along with its Compliance Riskshttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/10/23/temporary-workforce-increases-along-with-its-compliance-risks/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/?p=3578738

​The contingent workforce continues to grow, but unwary employers can run into many risks associated with using nontraditional working arrangements.

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