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Avoid Construction Site Pitfalls

Avoid Construction Site Pitfalls

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Construction in Iowa and across the country is booming. Infrastructure improvements and building improvements abound with help from government grants and incentives being offered to keep jobs in America’s Heartland. One of the side effects of this construction explosion may be worker fatigue and accidents. With more sites and more workers, there is a higher risk of an injury occurring. Know what some of the causes of injury are so you can stay safe on the clock.

Debris

Tearing down old buildings, telephone poles and asphalt results in tons of garbage around the work area. Whether you are in the outdoors or confined to the floor of a structure, leaving waste lying around can be a recipe for disaster. Coworkers may not think to watch every place they step, and inadvertently trip and fall over something left behind. Tools and equipment left about may also be cause for injury to … Read more

Types of Employment Discrimination

Types of Employment Discrimination

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed the practice of employment discrimination. Businesses, labor organizations, and agencies are prohibited to make hiring and firing decisions based solely on the certain factors. They also cannot legally retaliate against an employee who feels they are the victim of discrimination while on the job. If you have been the victim of unfair hiring practices or on-the-job harassment, an employment discrimination lawyer Orlando flcan tell you your rights. Here are the major protected factors.

Race or Color

While the language may seem antiquated today, the principle is simple: you cannot be denied employment or harassed based on you race or the color of your skin. In the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this was primarily applicable to African-Americans, but it certainly applies to Hispanics, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, Caucasians, and Bi/Multi-Racial people across the board.

Sex

It is illegal to be treated differently … Read more

Custody Issues During a Divorce

Custody Issues During a Divorce

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When two people decide to divorce, one of the most difficult issues to settle is custody. You may be surprised, however, that children are not the only problem associated with custody in divorce proceedings. Dogs, cats, turtles, and birds have all been subjects of long legal court battles. When it comes to anything two people can love, they may want to seek custody – especially their child.

Physical Custody

Deciding where the child will live, what school they will attend, and who is best suited to handle the child each day can be a difficult decision. The last thing a parent wants to do while going through a divorce is admit he or she may not be the best option for physical custody of a child he or she loves beyond measure.

Legal Custody

The parent making social, legal, and medical decisions for the child is said to have … Read more