The Federal Government Should Offer Early Retirement to Baby Boomers
by Spencer Holly, AngryCalifornian
Our current high unemployment rates are not due to lack of jobs, but, rather, to the fact that our employed workforce is too large, thanks, in part, to the Baby Boomer generation that is not ready to retire.
The relationship between a worker and their employer can be a wonderful arrangement. It can also be fraught with unfair treatment that needs the attention of an employment lawyer. While many employers are just as upstanding and hard working as their workers, there are some that are so focused on the bottom line that they infringe on the rights of their employees. Some of the issues that such lawyers can help with include:
Sexual Discrimination: It is illegal to be discriminated against in the employment arena due to gender. Age Discrimination: An adult person’s age cannot be used to determine wages or job availability. If a person can do the work, it doesn’t legally matter how old they are. This, of course, is not true for minors. Minors under the age of eighteen years of age may only work under specified conditions and hours.
What Are The Practical sources Of Energy? Part 1
The practical sources of energy include the fossil fuels, natural gas, petroleum (or oil), and coal. Fossil fuels are referred to as nonrenewable energy sources because, once used, they are gone. Scientists are exploring the practicality of other sources called renewable energy sources. These include sun, wind, geothermal, water, and biomass. The renewable energy resources are important in long range energy planning because they will not be depleted.
Weve seen LED lights added to automobiles in a number of ways that werent so strange. But, LEDs are about to enter the world of oddity, replacing nearly every illuminating part of your car. Where will they go next? And what function will they serve? Lets explore the growing world of automotive LEDs.
LED lights first made automotive appearances in small doses many years ago, replacing alarm lights and stereo displays. Since then, LEDs have grown to replace entire tail light assemblies, running lights, and many other automotive lighting applications. Some of the new LED implementations look great. Theyre much sharper than large and ugly red reflectors. Plus, they draw much lower than standard bulbs and last significantly longer. Other implementations, though, are flat-out tacky.
A successful commercial remodeling project should make the retail location look more attractive and welcoming, while also increasing efficiency and comfort for employees. If you are giving your retail space a facelift, consider the following tips to help you give your location a leg up on the competition.
Find a Reliable Contractor
Remodeling takes away from the time your store is open to customers, so it’s crucial to hire a contractor who meets deadlines. Additionally, look for commercial construction contractors that are licensed, bonded, and insured. Do not be afraid to ask a contractor to meet with you before you make a final hiring decision. If a contractor does not arrive to a preliminary meeting on time, you may have good clue about what working with him will be like.
Many states are coming up with their independent employment tribunals as part of rapid dealing with cases related to jobs and such circumstances. Tribunals have been resorted to by many governments, both at the local centres and also at the state levels. These are courts which deal with matters of governance and of civil nature, but mostly their functions are to hear out cases which can be dealt without having a jury or long trials. Tribunals are usually meant to expedite civil cases, which are concerned with administrative matters. Judges sitting in chair in employment tribunals are either specially deputed from the regular courts or have special expertise in administrative cases.
Whenever employment related issues are to be brought into the court of law, it is seen that tribunals are the best places to go because the final word can be received quickly. If an applicant is not satisfied with the results, then the case can be taken to the higher levels. But if things are alright for them, then it is very easy and even productive to start at the very beginning. Since special cases are only heard in these tribunals, not every lawyer or solicitor would be able to handle the cases.
Direct race discrimination is when an organisation (or an employee of the organisation) treats a person less favourably than someone else on racial grounds. Proving direct race discrimination is not trivial. The burden of proof is on the employee alleging the discrimination. The UK landmark case of Chagger v Abbey National plc & Hopkins of 2006, where the Employment Tribunal’s finding of race discrimination led (after Abbey National’s refusal to comply with the Tribunal’s order to re-instate Mr Chagger to remedy its wrongdoing) to the record 2.8 million compensation order, serves to illustrate the burden of proof in race discrimination. Abbey National (being re-branded as Santander from 2010 and being part of the Banco Santander Group) employed Balbinder Chagger as one of its two Trading Risk Controllers, both managed by Nigel Hopkins. Mr Chagger was of Indian origin. He earned approximately 100,000 per year. Abbey National dismissed him in 2006, apparently for reasons of redundancy. The redundancy pool of selection was he and the other Trading Risk Controller, a white female.
The employee alleging the race discrimination must prove that his employer, on the balance of probabilities, discriminated against him on racial grounds. On the balance of probabilities means that the alleger needs to prove that it is more likely than not that the employer treated him differently on the grounds of his race; the alleger does not need to prove with absolute certainty that the employer discriminated.