It seems like overtime should be a straightforward topic. If a person works more than 20 hours a week for a part-time position, or more than 40 hours a week for a full-time one, he or she should be paid overtime. Right? Not exactly. When it comes to the question of...
Month: June 2016
If you are a victim of domestic violence, it can affect many parts of your life. Unfortunately, this sometimes can include your job. Sadly, some employers may use your status as a victim to discriminate against you. Although you may think that you have no recourse in...
Families in general, and primary caretakers in particular, are constantly searching for the best way to "have it all." The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) makes a valid attempt to protect the rights of those families looking for the ideal work-life balance. The...
In the workaday world, a minor is anyone under the age of 18. Hiring minors, especially for temporary, seasonal positions, can be a win-win situation. The employer gets labor at a cheaper rate than he would if he hired an adult. The minor gets experience and a small...
If you have a criminal record, you are not alone. It is estimated that about 65 million Americans are in the same situation. If you are looking for a job, having a criminal history may make it difficult to compete, as the overwhelming majority of employers run a...
All jobs seem to come with an alphabet soup of acronyms: BCBS, COBRA, ERISA and many more. While some of these acronyms soon come to make complete sense to anyone working for the company, others require a little more explanation. ERISA stands for Employee Retirement...
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