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Employment Law

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Taking Your Legal Gun To Work

if you have, or are planning to get, a permit to carry a concealed weapon, does your employer have the right to tell you you can’t carry it to work?

08/14/2014

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Dating On The Job

While clocking out before getting it on seems like common sense, dating at work is relatively rampant and though not illegal, not encouraged.

06/30/2014

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Summer Jobs For Kids Must Abide By Child Labor Laws

For those enterprising youth looking for a summer job, there are some child labor laws that you do need to keep in mind.

06/19/2014

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Employment Discrimination Laws Apply Not Just To Race But Also Color

Many employers don’t realize that there is, in fact, a difference between race and color – and it’s a discrimination lesson companies are learning the hard way.

06/03/2014

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Polygraph Test Not A Legal Requirement For Most Jobs

Could a polygraph test hurt your chances of getting a job?

05/21/2014

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Men Take Little Time For Paternity Leave

What the law allows, and the amount of time men actually take for paternity leave are two different things.

04/29/2014

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Can Potential Employer Require Personality Test?

Some employers conduct personality tests before hiring someone. Is that legal?

04/10/2014

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Don’t ‘Quit’ Your Day Job

When people hear the phrase “constructive discharge” they think it refers to a nice amicable way to get fired. It’s actually the opposite.

04/03/2014

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Workplaces Must Be Accessible To Employees With Disabilities

Under federal law, an employer that is not a commercial facility or a public accommodation is NOT required to make its facilities accessible – until an employee requires it.

03/21/2014

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Who Gets Severance?

Unless you have an employment contract or are party to a collective bargaining agreement, your company doesn’t owe you severance, but they may still pay.

03/18/2014

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Suing Your Employer While Still Employed

Can you sue your current employer while you’re still employed?

03/10/2014

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Exceptions To Minimum Wage

Can you agree to be paid less than minimum wage? Are there exceptions to the rule?

02/27/2014

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Quit – Or Be Fired – Without Notice

Do you need to send a letter of resignation when leaving a job?

02/26/2014

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Firing A Jerk

Can you fire someone just cause he’s a jerk?

02/21/2014

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Employers May Check For Drugs

It was revealed that anyone who applies to work for Brittany Spears’ Las Vegas show has to agree to random drug tests and pat downs. Is that even legal?

02/14/2014

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