A significant percentage of employers gravitate towards independent contractors as it costs less to hire and keep them in the company. For instance, independent contractors bring specialized skills into a company, whereas employees are trained and helped to access...
A client is sexually harassing me at work. Who is responsible?
Most employees interact with people other than their workmates. Clients play an integral role in keeping your employer in business and you in employment. Because of this, it is imperative that you uphold the utmost professionalism when interacting with your...
Employees: Get to know the EEOC
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that is directly tasked with enforcing specific federal laws that concern discrimination in the workplace. The EEOC helps to enforce these laws both when public-sector and private-sector...
Spotting a narcissist at work
Hopefully, you work someplace you enjoy and you are highly qualified for your job. You may want to stay where you are for a long time, especially if the wage and benefits are good. You may not want anything to mess up this opportunity. Unfortunately, as the saying...
3 ways religious discrimination can affect someone’s career
Freedom to follow your religion wouldn't be very meaningful if you couldn't work a decent job because of your faith. The right to freedom of religion also theoretically means the right to be free from religious discrimination. Federal law establishes a person's...
Workplace retaliation: 5 common signs
Being an employer can be a tiresome job, but sometimes the job goes to people's heads. As such, some employers try to take advantage of their position to harass or discriminate against their employees. This can cause serious problems for people looking to earn an...
Can your employer punish you for making a complaint?
Seeing something happen at work that you consider to be discrimination is a difficult position to be put in. You don’t want to let the conduct continue and you know you should make a complaint but you’re also scared about what might happen to you as a result. Can your...
Are split tips and tip pools wage theft?
When you’re a waiter or work another role in a restaurant, it is fairly common to receive tips. Depending on the role you have, you might earn tips directly or be someone who is “tipped out” at the end of the night based on a percentage of everyone else’s tips. There...
Is your boss trying to force you out?
You’ve always been a faithful and hard-working employee since you entered the job market. This is an attitude that you’ve taken into your latest position. Unfortunately, your work ethic doesn’t seem to be appreciated by your current boss. In fact, you’re under the...
Was your termination lawful?
You may have been employed at will where your employer could let you go without giving any reason or notice beforehand. However, there are instances when your termination could still be unlawful. Your employer can only dismiss you legally if they have justifiable...
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