Employment Law

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TV Boss Might Force Hockey Players To Shave

We know that company dress codes are legal; but does a boss have the right to tell you to shave facial hair?


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Legally Collecting Workers’ Compensation Benefits

How hurt do you have to be to collect workers comp disability payments and what is the legal standard?


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How Wasting Time At Work Could Cost You

If you’re wasting time at work can your boss dock your pay?


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Protecting Employees Who Use Medical Marijuana

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a Rhode Island employer who refuses to hire users of medical marijuana.


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Employees Can’t Be Forced Into Lie Detector Test

It is illegal to force employees of private companies to take lie detector tests.


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Suing Employer For Emotional Distress

In the US, it’s really hard to win a case for intentional infliction of emotional distress against your employer.


Pregnant UPS Employee Alleges Discrimination

Peggy Young was a UPS driver in Atlanta who requested that she be put on light duty when she was pregnant. UPS said no. So she sued.


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Guidelines For Firing Annoying Employee

Can you fire someone who, though competent, is so irritating you want to choke him?


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Paying Interns Isn’t Just In Fashion

If you are looking either to hire a summer intern or to be one, this is what you need to know.


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Worker’s Comp Protects Employees – And Employer

Employees and employers are governed by workers compensation law which is a no fault system.


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Employer Must Treat Alcoholism As Disability

A history of alcoholism is, in fact, a disability and under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers must make accommodations accordingly.


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Can Employer Legally Require Flu Shot?

Can your employer force you to get a flu shot?


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Who Pays Up When Employer Overpays?

It’s not uncommon for a company to mistakenly overpay or continue to pay an employee who’s quit. Do they have to give the money back?


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Being Annoying At Work Could Cost You

After pointing out a behavior that is grating, an office has the right to expect a worker will knock it off.



Forcing Sick Employees To Stay Home

Can a company force a sick employee to stay home?