Sat 18 Apr 2009, 19:07 PM | Posted by admin|
Modern age was the time of reformation in India as well as in the whole world. After the Mughals invaded India, the British entered the country with an aim to spread their statute in the whole subcontinent. The British brought with them many new ideas and enlightened the Indians. The status of women in modern India is subjected to inconsistency. The Indian women in modern period outshine in certain areas whereas on the other hand she has to suffer the violence of the men dominated society. The condition of Indian women developed in the colonial period. After independence the scope for women increased and Women Education in Modern India widened.
Sat 18 Apr 2009, 19:01 PM | Posted by admin
The period and after 1948 in India, highest priority was given to women education. Women Education in Modern India became the major concern for both the government and civil society as educated women can play a vital role in the development of the country. Thus there was a great upsurge in awareness regarding women`s rights among all sections of society. Various developmental programmes and policies were introduced in order to improve the social status of women. Education is creditable as it is beneficial for women as this reduces female infant mortality and child mortality rates.
In India the educational system was modified and three-tier instruction process was developed. All citizens of India are offered the right to education and Women Education in Modern India was opened to a new vista. The structure of Indian education system came into being. Two important structures came into being: formal and Non-Formal Education programme. Various other educational programmes such as online education and distance education were also launched. The main aim of all the educational programmes is to make every girl child of the society literate.
At present, Women Education in Modern India has achieved a new height. Currently, entrance of women in engineering, medical and other professional colleges is overwhelmingly elevated. Most of the professional colleges in the country keep thirty percent of the seats reserved for females. In urban India, girls are opened to a far wider scope then the rural girls.
In cultural reality, the women enjoyed a privileged position in the Vedic period. The women had special customs, rituals and spirituality, with which men were not allowed to interfere. In medieval period though women had to suffer because of various foreign interferences, yet in modern times the condition of women developed gradually. Moreover, Women Education in Modern India increased the intellectuality of the Indian women. Indian history produces famous women saints, healers and priests. For instance Andal, a 6th century A.D. sage and Jnanananda Ma of the 20th century have contributed to the society.
Education is India was introduced in the ancient times and gradually it developed into divergent streams. Educating the people has helped the society to reach the position of a cultured, civilized and enlightened world. Imparting education became distinct. The education system was organized into various levels and Higher Education in India evolved. Higher education is that level of education which is imparted by the universities, vocational universities, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, institutes of technology. Higher education can be of different courses such as technical courses, vocational courses or trade syllabus.
Sat 21 Mar 2009, 18:57 PM | Posted by admin
Higher Education in India is guaranteed to all irrespective of caste, creed and sex. Right to education is Human Rights and the United Nations` International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights states that "higher education shall be made equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education". The higher education system of the country is monitored by an apex body and is indirectly controlled by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. History of Higher Education in India is very extensive. In the ancient days there were Universities and colleges and they used to impart the oldest formal education. The education system in India changed with different invasions.
Education system is India is categorized as a three tier system. The first and basic stage is the pre- primary level that further continues to Primary, secondary and tertiary level. The tertiary level is the post secondary or the phase of Higher Education in India. It is a non compulsory form of education which introduces the students to colleges and universities. These institutions of higher education provide students training on all subjects including science, arts and commerce. The subjects taught take in mathematics, literature, philosophy and astronomy. Colleges in India are funded by central or state governments.
Higher Education in India includes Universities that are affiliated to the state governments or central government. Universities in India are engineering education and business schools that are monitored and accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Various professional courses are offered by these universities and institutions. The students interested in technology and engineering can enroll in the prestigious IITs in India. The higher education in the country also produces trained business administrators. They get their training in the premier institutions of management and most esteemed among the management institutes are the IIMs in India. Admission to all these professional education colleges is done through all-India common admission tests such as IIT-JEE, AIEEE, CAT and CPMT.
The most important thing any student can do to prepare for exam is to start early. The days of studying for an exam on the bus going to school are over. Even if you got A's this way, it's not going to work very often with college material. College courses require far more effort.
Start preparing for the next test the day after you take the prior one. Daily preparation is crucial. At a minimum, review material once every week between exams.
How much time is needed? The classic question. Some recommend 2-3 hours outside of class for every hour of class time. In some cases homework problems will require this much effort. For a straightforward lecture course try the following:
Every day before class, preview the material for 15-20 minutes.
Attend every lecture. Seems simple but it's the biggest misteak students make.
Take good notes. Learn how.
Spend another 20-30 minutes after class going over the notes.
Use this time to get any confusing points cleared up in your head; much better now than later. This will make later exam prep. MUCH easier.
Once a week, review the material to get a more complete overview of the information.
Preparing to take an exam:
If you've been keeping up on everything on a daily and weekly basis you're in good shape when it comes time to get serious about preparing for an exam.The first thing you need is a plan. You need to answer some questions:
What is my schedule like during the week of the exam?
Do I have other exams or papers due?
Will I have all week to prepare or will I have to study over the weekend?
How many pages of notes are there?
How many chapters do I have to read?
All of these questions will help you answer one basic one: How much time will I need? The answer will depend on how much work you have done so far. It's a crucial question because the next step will be to come up with a plan.
Start with with the day one week before the exam. That's the first day to start studying in earnest. Literally plan out how many hours you will spend each day studying until the exam. Make a schedule and stick with it. Be sure to leave time for group study or review sessions. Also break up the material in to parts and cover a little each day. Consider these questions:
How much material will I cover each night?
How much time will I spend studying with a friend?
When are the review sessions?
Will the Prof. or TA be available to answer any questions that come up?
Once you have a game plan it's time to get to work. There is no one way to go about this. Remember is important to come up with a system that works for YOU. Here's a suggested plan of action:
Get a blank piece of paper and outline the material you need to study. This helps develop a "big picture" overview of the material. Start with big topics and leave room for subtopics. Fill in the information as best as you can. Get another sheet of paper and start over if necessary. Once you see all the units of information in front of you it will be easier to organize your studying. This will help you with the next step.
Break the material into smaller chunks and study each one. Only once you understand each one should you move on to the next. Do this part alone in your quiet study place. This is when you start to memorize the information you'll need later. Write down any questions that you may have.
The next step is to work with someone else to clarify anything that's confusing. Work with others, go to review sessions, see a tutor, or work with the professor or a TA. At this point it's important to make sure that everything is clearly understood. This is crucial. If this step is skipped then you're left with trying to memorize hundreds of useless factoids. It will never mean anything to you later.
Now it's time to put the information into your brain for retrieval. If you've been working all along you will already remember much of it. Make sure nothing is left out. Review the tips on memory. Many students focus on this step exclusively. It's called cramming. Just say no.
This next step is not needed by everyone but it's useful if you are having trouble with the course. You've been studying for hours and hours but, do you really know anything? Try working with someone else who will ask you questions about the material. If you can answer and explain concepts without too much effort then you're in good shape. Usually this help to expose areas that require more attention and study.
If the previous step went well then all you have left is to work on weak areas and a general overview the material. If you didn't do well explaining the material you'll need another round of steps 4 and 5. Hopefully you left time for this in your study schedule.
If you planned well and kept up with the work there should be little anxiety the night before an exam. If you started late or waited to get questions answered then you'll be busy the night before. This will add extra stress and you'll likely make stupid errors on the exam. At the very least you'll be more susceptible to getting sick which will worsen your situation.
The only thing that should be going through your mind the night before is a sense of confidence. It's ok to be a little afraid or anxious but not panicky.
Below are listed some other specific suggestions.
Sat 21 Mar 2009, 18:55 PM | Posted by admin
Flashcards - help to memorize facts NOT understanding
Groups - good to work through difficult material, quiz each other for understanding
Review sessions - only go to early ones, last minute reviews sometimes cause needless confusion
Tutors - get help early, waiting till the last minute only fosters aggravation and panic
Professors/TA's - same as above, don't email about material the night before, do it early
Exam fever is not just for students. It can derail parents’ lives too, come March and April. Children’s exams are so crucial for parents, that some take leave from work to help their wards in the preparations.
Manjunath, an employee with a private firm, is going on a week’s leave during April. Reason, his only son is appearing for SSLC exam beginning March 30. “I may not be able to coach him. But I will give him moral support,” he said.
Srinivas, a bank manager, says three of his subordinates including two women have sought leave to be with their children during exams.
Dhananjaya, a techie, has a different problem. Every year he used to spend at least a week with his son during exams. But this year, due to recession, he has not got leave.
Lakshmi Rajan, a housewife, says that she has asked the cable operator to disconnect till her daughter’s exams are over. “I will miss my favourite tele-serials. But for me, my daughter’s exam is more important,” she said, adding that TV addiction diverts children’s attention from preparations.
M adhava Joshi and Janaki Joshi, whose children are appearing for the ongoing CBSE exams, say that they had performed ‘Gana Homa,’ to propitiate Lord Ganapathi, as per the directions of their astrologer. “Every morning, before breakfast, we visit a Ganapathi temple. We will be doing so for 21 days. Our astrologer says that the same helps improve our children’s memory,” Janaki said. Nida Farheen of Jalahalli says she has bought a new moped so that she can drop her son at school for the exam and pick him up after it gets over to save time.
The father of a student who is appearing for second PUC exams in Bangalore, works in Kerala. To lend all support to his son during the exams, he has taken one month’s leave. He has hired four professors for Rs 40,000 each for one month.
Fri 27 Feb 2009, 17:44 PM | Posted by admin
Have you changed more jobs than you care to remember?
Fri 27 Feb 2009, 17:01 PM | Posted by admin
Do you tend to leave jobs for the smallest of reasons?
If yes, you are definitely not alone.
Time For A Reality Check!
The trend of moving from one job to another was quite uncommon say 10 - 15 years back. Employees would spend their entire career span if not most of it working for the same Company.
That was then. Today, things are different and rends have changed in the Corporate world. Opportunities for expansion, more lucrative offers and greater choices within the same industry are attracting candidates and enticing them to shift jobs more frequently.
Experts are of the opinion that switching from one job to another is acceptable if done sensibly and for understandable / justifiable reasons.
For eg. Recruiters may have reservations about hiring a person who has changed as many as 4-5 jobs in the past 1 and a half years!
This is because
* Every Company wants to hire someone who will stay with them and grow with them over the years. If your resume shows too frequent job switches, it is a sign that tells prospective recruiters that you lack stability.
* It will be a waste of their resources to hire and train you, only to find that you are ready to quit in just a few months for some of the most insignificant reasons.
* Moreover, such career moves leaves employers wondering if you were sacked frequently by your previous employers.
Hence, if you must change your job and move to another Company, do it for acceptable and appreciable reasons such as -
1. Better Growth prospects
2. Better / Higher designation
3. Wider role and responsibilities
4. Good salary hike
5. Relocating to a different city
Be clear about your reasons for changing jobs an be honest about it in your next interview. Never lie during the interview because sooner or later the truth will unfold leaving you in a worse position.
"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen". Frank Lloyd Wright
Fri 27 Feb 2009, 16:53 PM | Posted by admin
It is everybody's dream to communicate in English, even though we do not agree with it, however writing communications in English is very essential in today’s work place, especially in the present era of globalization. Speaking and writing make or break your career, peculiarly when you are working on a position, where you have to interact with a lot of people internally and externally regularly and if you are not communicating well, there will always be communication problems, mis-communications etc.
Here are some tips which may help you to effectively communicate in English.
Speak and Write Without Fear :
The biggest problem most people face in learning a new language is their own fear, like Stage Fear – we know everything, however doubt on our own ability as to whether we can. They worry that they won’t say things correctly or that they will look stupid so they don’t talk at all. Don’t do this.
The fastest way to learn anything is to do it – again and again until you get it right. Like anything, learning English requires practice. Don’t let a little fear stop you from getting what you want.
Practice Makes Man Perfect :
It is easy to write than to speak publicly, we can write privately whatever we want, first translation type of writing, i.e. try to translate little sentences into English, like stories, ideas etc. try to re-read it and then make it final. For this we have to put a lot of efforts, it is crucial to avoid spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, correct punctuations etc. and if you put a lot of concentration you can correct your language perfect, to a great extent.
To Have Enough Vocabulary :
If you put efforts your grammatical and other mistakes can be corrected, however you need to have a vast resources of vocabulary, since it is also a part of writing, hence try to have more and more assemblage of vocabulary, for this you can keep a electronic dictionary on your computer (or try to see the synonyms of the word by right clicking for synonyms) and whenever you come across with new words, try to know what does it mean and also try to use in your writing. Share the words among others also helps you to understand it better and help others to learn it.
Use Various Resources :
Even if you study English at a language school it doesn’t mean you can’t learn outside of class. Using as many as different sources, methods and tools as possible, will allow you to learn faster. There are many different ways you can improve your English, don’t limit yourself to only one or two. The electronic media like internet is a fantastic resource for virtually anything, but for the language learner it's perfect.
Surround Yourself With English :
The absolute best way to learn English is to surround you with it. Take notes in English, put English books around your room, listen to English language radio broadcasts, watch English news, movies and television. Speak English with your friends whenever you can. The more English material that you have around you, the faster you will learn and the more likely it is that you will begin "thinking in English."
Listen to Experts as Much as Possible :
You can hear from various speakers from the news channels, various deshi news channels and pakka English news channel like BBC, though their tones and accents are different, however it is not our aim to know word to word meaning, but to familiarize with the English. But if possible try to hear from native English speakers, one of the reasons for this is that native speakers have a natural flow to their tone and style are totally different than the English speaking people.
Watch English Films and Television :
We can also watch movies and serials on TV, this is not only a fun way to learn but it is also very effective. By watching English films (especially those with English subtitles) you can expand your vocabulary and hear the flow of speech from the actors. If you listen to the news you can also hear different accents.
Listen to English Music :
Music can be a very effective method of learning English. In fact, it is often used as a way of improving our knowledge base. The best way to learn is to get the lyrics to the songs you are listening to and try to read them as the artist sings. There are several good internet sites where one can find the words for most songs. This way you can practice your listening and reading at the same time. And if you like to sing, fine.
Study as Often as Possible :
Only by studying things like grammar and vocabulary and doing exercises, can you really improve your knowledge of any language. There are a lot of e-book resources on the internet like www.gutenberg.org where you can have thousands of e-books, mostly classic (absolutely free) it can be downloaded and saved and when you get the time, you can read the classic books, this will help you to improve your English to great extent.
Do Exercises and Take Tests :
Many people think that exercises and tests aren't much fun. However, by completing exercises and taking tests you can really improve your English. One of the best reasons for doing lots of exercises and tests is that they give you a benchmark to compare your future results with. Often, it is by comparing your score on a test you took yesterday with one you took a month or six months ago that you realize just how much you have learned. If you never test yourself, you will never know how much you are progressing.
Review Yourself :
Nobody likes to review his progress, but it is good and necessary to review your progress from time to time. You may be so impressed with the progress you are making, hence you have test your ability most often to know the progress and to find out new resources to further improve.
Listen to English :
By this, we mean, speak on the phone or listen to radio broadcasts, audio books or CDs in English. We can have cheap sources of audio books and CDs from the market with a cheap dictionary. This is different than watching the television or films because you can’t see the person that is speaking to you. Many people could observe that speaking on the phone is one of the most difficult things that they do and the only way to improve is to practice.
The above are the ways and means to learn, however if you shy away from all the activities, will not make you an expert, there needs practices and hardwork, but above all it is mental attitude help you to learn, you have to have the correct attitude to avoid procrastinating the things, which will not lead you to become an expert in the field.
So, why you are hesitating, start now. Start now by doing as many as exercises and tests whenever you can, and you can see a lot of differences after some days. Keep doing practices and one day you really will make progress with English.
"Finding the right work can influence your emotions, your physical well being, your energy levels, indeed your whole way of life..."
Fri 27 Feb 2009, 16:49 PM | Posted by admin
As a psychologist who specialises in career consultancy, this quote caught my eye some eight years ago. It continues to resonate as I meet with clients and engage with stories of their lives and work.
Of particular interest has been the increasing volume of younger lawyers who have made their way to my office. It is striking how the threads of their stories echo similar refrains disillusionment, dissatisfaction and exhaustion. It followed that many were struggling with psychological and physical symptoms of ill health.
Long before visiting with me, they had begun to engage with the idea of identity, "If not a lawyer then who am I? Who do I want to be and further, what do I want my life to look like?" It takes resolve to excavate uncertainty and to honestly explore aspects of life supporting nagging dissatisfaction. Themes appeared of work not sitting comfortably with personal values and principles; for example discovering that their chosen vocation (law) was not focused on helping people in the way they had imagined. For other practitioners, disrespectful communication and behaviour create toxic working environments, a strong part of the picture related to their unhappiness.
Stories come forward of traditional ways of working that have contributed to compromising health, relationships and confidence. Clients speak of high volumes of work and overlong work days, a regular feature of their week. The prospect of a fifty to sixty hour week would not be uncommon for many lawyers. Accounts of giving up life-generating activities (creative and physical), of having little or no time to catch-up with friends as well as fractious personal relationships. Others want to start a family but find it difficult to imagine how these responsibilities can fit with the demands of their profession. Once clients begin to acknowledge that they are grappling with realities that may not be able to shift, these realisations become compelling motivations for change.
Clearly the profession of law is not the only one where difficult and sometimes unhealthy work practices survive. Indeed for some clients rather than questionable work practices, requirements of a profession or vocation just don’t fit with the qualities, skills and personalities of many individuals. With sustained effort clients begin to see how other careers and options are more compatible. Regardless of work history, all clients speak of wanting satisfying work, work that fits with who they are and with their identified priorities.
Most clients come through the door saying, “I know what I don’t want to do, but I don’t know what I do want to do with my work life”. So the prospect of change often begins with the acceptance of not knowing. Changing a career, finding work that works for you, can be a major life transition, one that requires thought, planning and action. Giving ourselves permission to question our lives and explore the roots of disappointment include examining the prevailing notions of success and achievement, as well as noticing how our ideas may differ from the work culture with which we are aligned.
The option is not simply will I stay or go but includes some thoughts around what you want to let go of and what might be really important to you in life. It’s often about finding the courage to execute decisions that will chart the path to better health, to balance in the way that you need it and to a sense of fulfillment that drives you. A law degree is a valuable achievement and solid foundation from which to survey other possibilities. Taking that first step, having conversations about how life is for you and how it can be different, are actions that can support your efforts to reclaim the ways you value your life.
Consider some of these activities and ideas...
• Purchase a binder/book that can accommodate your career research/notes/information/advertisements. You could also carry a small pocket notebook of ideas, recording ideas and thoughts without evaluating them…just yet.
• Review in writing "pros and cons" of leaving current employment.
• Think about how you can alter the way you work to leave space for other activities of high priority to you?
• Look for strategies to manage your current employer/supervising partner more skillfully. Focus on how you're thinking? ... what you are doing/saying? ... how do your current habits contribute to dissatisfaction? How can you shift even 1 or 2 of these? Notice what difference even small changes make.
• Give yourself permission to leave your work and as a consequence become more alert to other career directions of interest. Review the Careers section of the newspaper (local and interstate), cut out and keep a log of interesting advertisements.
• Consciously have conversations with people who cross your path about the work they do... really allow yourself to take an interest.
• Browse the internet, large career sites, small professional sites, etc.
• Notice your intuition and allow yourself to act on it, even when these actions seem strange or really different for you.
• Look at volunteer possibilities in areas of interest – even though you may be unready to commit to these, even researching them is a good beginning. Allow yourself to consider those that generate energy, are enjoyable and get you to loosen up your thinking....
It is important to understand what is written non-verbally. Therefore, rather than simply going through what is written verbally (which means only understanding the meaning of the words), you should try to look at what is being said, which means have a direct perception of it. There is a difference between the two. Verbal comprehension, which is intellectual comprehension, is limited.
Fri 27 Feb 2009, 16:46 PM | Posted by admin
Now, first of all do please bear in mind that the description is not the described, so don't be caught by the description, by the words. The word, the description, is merely a means of communicating. But if you are held by the word you cannot go very far. One has to be aware not only of the meaning of the word, but also one has to realize that the word is not actually the thing. The Word, which is a label given to a thing - objective or subjective, is meant for communication. But the word is not the thing it refers to. The word “apple”, A-P-P-L-E is not the actual apple. This must be understood very clearly. This is not something abstract or theoretical but a fact, which one can observe oneself, if one goes into it a little deeply.
I have observed that most of us do not listen. If we don't listen, then we won't understand. Its a simple fact. Therefore, for understanding, listening is the first requisite.
I wonder if you've noticed, when something is being said by someone, when we read an email, an article, a book, we are too quick to respond, like machines. We are too ready to form opinions, judgments, conclusions and identify what is being said with what we already know. We never simply listen without conclusions, opinions, evaluations or identification of any kind. As long as you listen with evaluation, conclusions, identification, you are not actually listening.
We never simply listen, without trying to do something with what we are hearing or seeing. We are too quick to react, to form an opinion, rather than waiting to be completely aware of what is being said and paying complete attention. We want to form an opinion quickly, explain the thing away and move on to something else. We are always in a hurry, mentally. We want to make an opinion, come to a conclusion, justify it , explain the thing to ourselves; or we simply wish to show the other person how clever we are - and how quick thinking people we are and start thinking of clever responses.
So, we have to ask this question - do we actually listen? and What does it mean to actually listen?
Listening itself is a complete act; the very act of listening brings its own understanding. When you actually listen, it mean you are listening not only with your ears, but with your mind, heart, with all your being. Listening is not free when it is blocked by the imposition of the environment or your ideas. Words confuse; they are only the outward means of communication. What is important is to go beyond the words and understand the significance, the inward content of what is being communicated.
To listen to something demands that your mind be quiet. Only out of quietness, can listening and perception take place. I am telling you something, and to listen to me you have to be quiet, not have all kinds of ideas buzzing in your mind. It is only when you listen without the idea, without thought, that you are directly in contact; and being in contact, you will understand whether what I or anybody else is saying is true or false. Then you do not have to discuss it.
So, do I listen, actually? Or do I think that I listen? There is a difference between the two.
How to do it? When you ask "how" , then automatically you are destroying all chances of ever understanding that thing (except in case of something technical or operational). The question of `how', the manner of achieving a certain state, becomes still another problem. You wish to follow a system, a method, like in all the books these days, but that prevents understanding by giving psychological comfort. You can only learn to listen by understanding what listening is, without any effort, by being aware of your "not listening". Awareness of inattention itself is attention.
It is not something theoretical, or something you need to cultivate or put an effort into, because effort in itself will bring distraction.
Simply being aware of it will do.
About J. Krishnamurti : JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI was born May 12, 1895, in Madanapalle, south India. From 1929 until his death in 1986 he traveled all over the world speaking spontaneously to large audiences. He engaged in dialogues with religious leaders, scientists, professors, authors, psychologists, computer experts, and people from many different backgrounds deeply questioning their daily life. His talks and dialogues have been compiled and published in more than fifty books and translated into as many different languages. His books include Think on These Things, Education and the Significance of Life, The Awakening of Intelligence, and The First and Last Freedom.
Krishnamurti's works can be read online at : http://jiddu-krishnamurti.net/index.php
This is not a complete and exhaustive list of all employees that bring lawsuits against their employers, but merely a summary of the kinds of things that I have observed that prompted employees to file a lawsuit. These are some common reasons for why employees sought to sue their employer or actually sued their employers :
Fri 27 Feb 2009, 16:39 PM | Posted by admin
1. Lack of Clarity on what is expected from the employee. Many employees quit and then sue their employers, because of a lack of clarity of what is expected from the employee. Employees seek legal advice when the hours, the pay, the tasks, or other terms are unclear. They apparently feel exploited when the scope of their duties exceeds the expectations that were established during the orientation.
Employers should be clear as to what is expected of employees from the very beginning when the employment relationship is established. For some reason or other employees often feel exploited when their expectations and actual duties are conflicting. Employee's quitting or contemplating quitting often seek legal advise when they feel they have been exploited, and even though there might not be a basis for a lawsuit on the grounds that the employee feels exploited, a skilled attorney will know what questions to ask and a lawsuit may result.
2. Terminating a Long Term Employee. Long term employees often seek legal advice when they are terminated, regardless of what the reason is or even if there is no reason. Long term employee's often feel the employer owes them for their long term commitment to the employer, and often they feel they have a right to the job. Generally there is no actionable cause of action against the employer, when the employee is terminated, but if the employer failed to comply with all rules especially rest periods, meal breaks, and over time pay, the employee would have a viable lawsuit. Termination of long term employees should be done with great caution, and the employer should make an effort to end the relationship on good terms.
3. Money Hungry Employees. Employers should be very careful when selecting new employees that give the impression they are money hungry. Employees asking for raises, advances, or filing bankruptcy, or otherwise indicating they are in need of money, often seek legal counsel shortly after they quit.
These are often the same type of employees that have a drinking problem or drug addiction. If the employer failed to document everything pertaining to meal breaks, rest periods, and actual hours worked a viable lawsuit might result. Money hungry employees often look to the legal system as a means of obtaining money.
4. Hiring Employees as Independent Contractors. Most independent contractor agreements are not valid, because they lack something or because the employer is acting as an employer and the contractor acts as en employee. Employees should not use independent contractor agreements to hire employees. Independent contractors should be independent contractors and employees should be employees.
Using an independent contractor's agreement is a problem that come back to hurt the employer. Depending on the circumstances the employer is not safe for about four years after the fact.
There are also many disadvantages to the employee hired as independent contractor and as they try to remedy the disadvantages they often seek legal counsel.
5. Over Religious Employees. Some over religious employees often seek to advance their religious beliefs at every opportunity. This leads to problems for employers, because religion necessarily involves potential liability for religious discrimination, it could be the religious advocate or it could be other employees. Employer's should address the issue of religion and make inquiry as to whether there is a need to accommodate religious beliefs or practices.
This should be done very early on and there should be clarity so as to avoid conflict among employees. The employer should be sensitive as to religious views of all its employees and be certain to avoid any type of discrimination or perhaps even refrain from commenting on religion in the workplace to avoid any type of conflict that could result in a lawsuit.
6. Mistreating Employees. No one likes to be mistreated and mistreated employees often seek legal counsel. Such things as bounced payroll checks, late payroll checks, bank fees on for cashing payroll checks, unauthorized payroll deductions, and other such things irritate employees and often the employee is right and the $5 dollar fee to cash a payroll check at the employer's bank can turn into a $30,000 judgment against the employer.
Employers are not required to be generous, but they are required to be fair. The Labor Code imposes many requirements pertaining to fairness and at the minimal employer's should adhere to the law to minimize the number of potential lawsuits.
These are six reasons that why employees are prompted to seek legal counsel from my firm which often leads to viable lawsuits. No one is immune from a lawsuit, but employers should be sensitive to their actions and employee needs. The reason for the call to an attorney is usually not the basis of a lawsuit, but is what initiates the contact with an attorney that often results in a lawsuit.
The fear of the unknown is all pervasive and present in each one of us. This is probably the reason why many of us prefer to continue doing what we have been doing professionally even if we are unhappy and miserable doing it!
When was the last time you sat down and acknowledged the fact that your present job is not keeping you as happy and satisfied as your would like to be?
The tendency to avoid change often pushes us into a vicious cycle in which we continue to deal with a career full of monotony, unhappiness and dissatisfaction.
If you are finding your present job boring, restrictive and monotonous, it is time to consider a job change or a career move. It has been seen that a lack of happiness and contentment can tremendously bring down your overall performance and motivation to excel. This can eventually lead to job loss. Isn't it wise to consider a career change while you still have a job in hand?
First Things First -
* Analyze your level of satisfaction in your present job and cite possible reasons for your dissatisfaction.
* Consider a career move - find out what it is that you would prefer to do or how would you like to improve what you are doing right now?
* Talk to people in different fields and find out what they consider positive and negative in their respective careers.
* Brush up your present skills and consider further studies if that can help you in expanding your horizons.
If you are unhappy in the way your career is progressing, take steps to improve it now!
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