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April+23%2C+2009 - CHAPTER EmploymentLaw H.S.M Burns quoted...

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Employment Law A E T H 5 1 “Take care of those who work for you and you’ll float to greatness on their achievements.” H.S.M. Burns, quoted in Men at the Top (Elliott, 1959)
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Employment Law v The fun stuff: w Employment discrimination w Employee privacy w Wrongful discharge v Today: w Basic government regulations  that control  employee-employer relationship
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Employee Health, Safety, and 
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Protecting health, safety, and well-being  of workers and their families v Workers’ Compensation v Occupational Safety and Health Act v Family and Medical Leave Act
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v When applicable, workers’ comp laws allow  injured employees to recover under  strict  liability v Only protects employees (not independent  contractors); may exempt small businesses v Eliminates employer defenses of contributory  negligence, assumption of risk, and the fellow- servant rule v Usually exclusive remedy for employee Workers’ Compensation
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Workers’ Comp Recovery v Hospital and medical expenses v Vocational rehabilitation v Disability v Death benefits to survivors and dependents v Specified recoveries for loss of certain body parts
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Sample Workers’ Compensation Law:  Iowa Scheduled Body Members   Weeks   Loss of thumb 60  Loss of first finger 35  Loss of second finger 30  Loss of third finger 25  Loss of fourth finger 20  Loss of hand 190  Loss of arm 250  Loss of great toe 40 
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