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- What You Need to Know Before Requesting Medical Leave
When you or a member of your family are suffering due to a medical condition, you shouldn’t have to worry that asking for time off from work might have a negative impact on your job.
- Retirement Benefits and Divorce
The United States Supreme Court decided a case involving a military pension which highlights the importance of understanding the nature of retirement benefits in divorce cases.
- When do Employees Qualify for Overtime Exemptions?
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires certain hourly employees to be paid overtime rates when they work over a certain number of hours. However, there are many employees who are not entitled to overtime pay. These are referred to as exempt employees.
- Employer Discovered I was Underpaid, now Wants to Demote Me and Give a Lower Payment
Employment positions are often tenuous with possible demotions, pay cuts and termination on the horizon for any number of reasons. However, the fair labor and pay regulations provide certain protections for workers in each state and throughout the country.
- Steps an Employer Can Take when an Employee Violates a Non-Compete Agreement
In order to protect certain business interests, some employers may choose to have employees sign a non-compete agreement. This agreement can prohibit certain conduct, such as working for a competitor for a specified period of time. However, sometimes employees violate the terms of such agreements and the business must consider how to react to this violation.
- Employment Discrimination: Expert Witnesses Explain Workplace Discrimination based on Gender Bias
In some situations, an employee may complain of sexual discrimination that is not necessarily sexual in nature. An employee may not be being harassed for sexual favors. Instead, he or she may be harassed because of gender bias or stereotypes. This type of discrimination is also illegal.
- Expert Witness Explains Confined Space Hazards
Confined spaces are dangerous to many individuals for numerous reasons, but when the individual is trapped and unable to exit the location, he or she may become injured or suffer oxygen deprivation and other complications. Industrial and construction areas are frequently full of hazards that could confine a person in a small space if he or she is not paying attention to his or her surroundings.
- Workplace Litigation Trends and Expert Witnesses
Trends in workplace litigation have been going through increases and decreases based on the year and certain relevant factors. Since changes were implemented in 2016 and 2017, the litigation involving employment has been altered drastically by the United States Supreme Court.
- NYC Mayor Signs New Law Barring Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History
The new law’s rationale is that, on average, women are paid less than men for the same work, and that relying on salary histories in determining compensation perpetuates this gender wage gap. That is, the new law’s stated purpose is to reduce the likelihood that women will be prejudiced by their salaries at previous jobs, and to help break the cycle of gender pay inequity.
- As an Independent Contractor, Can I Work for More than One Client?
Independent contractors are a different classification of workers than employees. The distinctions between these two groups of workers are significant and have specific implications when working for multiple clients. Understanding the legal rights and duties of an independent contractor can help determine what limitations are appropriate.