You wouldn’t think it – considering the consequences. BUT… Employers across the U.S. commonly violate their employees rights. Doing so leads to legal complaints with the EEOC and Dept. of Labor. This infographic takes a DATA-DRIVEN look into what these employee filed complaints cost businesses. Plus, we run through some of the most common scenarios we encounter to illustrate when management is just being unfair (no legal options), and when your boss’s actions crossed the line and were unlawful. It’s a complete rundown drawing from federal statistics and our experience as a nationally recognized employment law firm.
A lot has changed within the typical office since 1986, and thankfully so. In the ‘80s, cubicles became the ultimate space saver, allowing more worker bees to be crammed into a room to cut overall expenses. Unfortunately, this greatly affected the health of office workers. Working in such close proximity to others increased the risk of catching the latest contagious bug going around. The lack of proper ventilation in such cubicle-driven rooms also increased the chance of illness. By encouraging employees to stick to their cubicle, workers are increasingly experiencing back pain as well as musculoskeletal issues in the neck, legs and shoulders. Sitting in a cubicle can result in feeling a loss of control of one’s environment, which increases stress. Being continually subjected to the habits of co-workers sitting in such close proximity also adds to the tension. In addition, natural lighting has very little chance of making it in past the walls of a cubicle leaving workers to spend the majority of their day beneath synthetic lighting, which can often led to increased eye strain and headaches.
In 2016, standing desks have become the trend with their associated health benefits. When standing is an option, employees are able to stretch and move throughout the day, releasing tension in muscles and reducing the chance of lower back and neck pain. The lack of slouching in a seat assists in a more ergonomically correct station. A standing desk has been shown to correlate to a lower risk of obesity as well as a reduced risk of serious illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Standing stations have also been attached to improved energy and mood levels as well as boosting productivity.
Learn more about the transitions seen in the American office since 1986 by checking out the following infographic.
If your company relies on one or more key individuals to operate then purchasing key person life insurance might make sense. This infographic details what factors go into determining key person life insurance rates.
Investing in London property is a very smart move. The UK’s capital city is one of the most prestigious and sought-after locations anywhere in the world. But to succeed in your investment you need to know the details for the best areas. This infographic offers advice and guidance on where to put your money in London.
To make sure you are being productive at your office it is best to understand what top of workplace is best suited for your personality. This infographic from Quill.com shows helps you determine the best type of job and workplace for your personality. So read through the questions below and see if you are working in the right workplace.