Employment Law

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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.

05/26/2015

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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.

05/25/2015

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.

05/21/2015

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Guidelines For Firing Annoying Employee

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

05/12/2015

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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.

04/20/2015

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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.

03/31/2015

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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.

02/19/2015

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Can Employer Legally Require Flu Shot?

Can your employer force you to get a flu shot?

02/04/2015

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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?

01/05/2015

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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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