When something important goes missing at work—whether it's money, merchandise, or intellectual property—can your employer demand that you take a lie detector test? If you fail it, can you be fired? These are the facts you should know in order to protect yourself from what essentially is little better than junk science.
Polygraphs simply aren't reliable.
While proponents of the test say that they're about 90% accurate, some rather reliable sources disagree.
If you have been involved in an auto accident in which another party was at fault, and you were injured, you will want to know what needs to be done to ensure that your injuries are compensated. When your injuries are compensated, you will be able to pay your medical bills, make up for missed time at work because of hospital stays and doctor visits, and do any future rehabilitation you may need.
Workers compensation can do a lot to help you get back on your feet after a workplace injury, but it doesn't cover everything. Your injury may have complications that neither you nor the compensation insurance system could have expected, and in the months or years it takes for you to figure things out, it may be too late to put in an easy claim for more benefits. Before signing anything, have a look at what could go wrong by simply taking a standard workers compensation agreement.
It would be nice to think that discrimination against pregnant women in the workforce was a thing of the past—but studies indicate that incidents of pregnancy-related discrimination are actually on the rise. If you're pregnant or planning a pregnancy soon, this is what you should know about your rights.
You have protections similar to any temporarily disabled employee.
An amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act applies to any employer who has 15 or more employees.
Each state has specific guidelines for a sibling's visitation rights. In many cases, it depends on what is in the best interest of the child and can include many different factors. It can prove psychologically detrimental to separate siblings. He/she has a bond with the other child and could suffer depression if separated. Sibling rights are under the scope in recent years, and some of those situations are listed below.