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Labor and employment law includes statutes prohibiting discrimination at work, sexual harassment, wage and hour laws, overtime.
How to Handle Discrimination in the Workplace If you were the victim to job discrimination, you should know that you might have the opportunity to seek restitution for your grievances. If you were victimized at work, you should seek legal advice from a qualified attorney. An experienced attorney can see that your rights are protected and help you seek the compensation you are owed under applicable state law. Discrimination in the workplace can be emotionally strenuous as well as agonizing. W
Overview Employment law is a broad area that encompasses all areas of the employer/employee relationship. Employment law consists of thousands of federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions. Employment law includes protections against discrimination and sexual harassment. It also encompasses wage and hour laws and your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Labor Laws There are many bodies of federal and state law that compromise employment la
What to do About Sexual Harassment at Work As working citizens, we often lead stressful lifestyles trying to balance work, home and social obligations. Day-to-day work can be difficult for many people, especially if you must work closely with other individuals since a workplace can house a variety of different cultures, mindsets and social dynamics. On top of this, and unfortunately, workplace sexual harassment is another issue that many employees encounter at their place of work. Workplace s
Protecting Your Rights to Fair Compensation as an Employee Understanding the Federal Wage and Hour Law Protecting Workers to Fair Pay and Overtime Having rights pertaining to wage, hours, and compensation as an employee is not a privilege that has always been federally protected. Holding employers responsible for violations of wages and hour laws is a rather recent practice that continues to be administered and enforced by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Whistleblowing, Retaliation, and Wrongful Termination Law If you have complained of illegal activity in your workplace and this has resulted in the permanent dismissal from your place of work, you may have the opportunity to present a case against your employer. In the United States, you have civil liberties that give you the right and protection to exercise certain freedoms, including whistleblowing. Specifically, you may have the opportunity to file a wrongful termination suit for whistl
Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation? Ask a Workers’ Comp Lawyer for Legal Advice Any worker is at risk of being hurt on the job. If you are hurt at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation, commonly referred to as “workers’ comp”. Workers’ comp is an insurance program employers pay for to offer financial compensation to injured workers in order to cover lost wages and medical bills as a result of workplace accidents. Workers’ comp is simpler than filing a pe
Wrongful Termination Seek Legal Advice From an Employment Attorney Losing a job can be truly devastating not only to us but also to those we love who are depending on us. It is even worse is if we lose our job because of wrongful termination, a reason that is in no way the fault of the employee. Many times, victims of wrongful termination often suffer workplace harassment and/or discrimination and are fired without cause. What Is Wrongful Termination? Wrongful termination is when someone
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