Employment Law

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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.

12/09/2014

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Forcing Sick Employees To Stay Home

Can a company force a sick employee to stay home?

11/17/2014

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Conforming To Employers’ Dress Code May Cost Employee

An employer can require an employee to pay for clothing that meets the dress code, but not a uniform. Here’s the difference.

10/24/2014

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Interns Can’t Sue For Sexual Harassment

Since unpaid interns are not employees, they can’t sue for sexual harassment – with a few exceptions.

09/08/2014

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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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