Unfortunately for many, discrimination in the workplace is an unpleasant fact of daily life. If you are in this situation, you may think it is rather easy to spot the signs of discrimination. However, in reality, people who perpetuate discrimination or other abusive...
Month: July 2016
Gretchen Carlson, a former news anchor at Fox News, has filed a lawsuit indicating that sexual harassment is alive and well in American companies. According to an article in USA Today, Carlson recently filed a complaint alleging that Fox News CEO, Roger Ailes, made...
The Zika virus is currently wreaking havoc on a lot more than the upcoming summer Olympics, it's causing a lot of angst for companies who have an international clientele. Employers have a real problem. They cannot prohibit a female employee who is pregnant from...
The Fair Labor Standards Act helps to ensure that workers are paid a fair wage. It stays quiet, however, on the issue of whether or not employers must give their employees time away from their duties to eat lunch, make a phone call or simply use the restroom....
If you have been looking for a job recently, your employer may have asked you to sign a noncompetition agreement before it agrees to hire you. Employers may also do the same as a condition of continued employment or before you may receive a bonus or other benefits. A...
The topic of overtime is far from straightforward. Employees who are considered exempt at the federal level may be nonexempt at the state level. Workweeks may vary from worksite to worksite (e.g. a construction worker may work eight hours a day and five days a week...
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