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- Salaried Workers and Overtime Rights
With a salary usually come many benefits. A salaried worker may receive paid time off, additional medical days, holidays off and other distinct advantages. This position is often associated with a position higher in the company. However, there can be some drawbacks to being a salaried worker. In some situations, employers give this status to employees in order to avoid paying more money for overtime benefits. However, doing so can be a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Wage Theft: The Multi-Million Dollar Problem Pennsylvania Workers should Know About
Researchers from Temple University say employees lose up to $32 million per year.
- Can I Be Fired While on Medical Leave?
Most states and employers are at-will in nature, meaning that an employer can fire an employee for any reason so long as it is a legal reason. While some leave laws protect employees from being fired or give employees the right to take time off work, these protections are not absolute. Whether you can be fired while on medical leave depends on the type of leave that you are taking and other factors.
- 5 Signs Your Boss May Be Underpaying You
Unscrupulous employers may count on workers not knowing their rights
- Properly Investigating and Responding to Employee Complaints of Harassment or Discrimination
No employer wants to hear that an employee is alleging that he or she is the subject of harassment or discrimination. But, when it happens (and it likely will sometime), how an employer handles the situation can make the difference between resolving the matter and potential litigation. Here's a roadmap for employers.
- Can I Sue My Boss over a Client’s Inappropriate Behavior?
Your employer’s obligation to keep you safe at work.
- Can I Be Fired for Missing One Day of Work?
Most states and employers operate under an at-will system in which employers can terminate employees for any reason and employees can quit for any reason. However, employers cannot terminate employees for an illegal purpose, which may or may not occur if an employee misses one day of work. The reason for missing work and the terms of employment largely dictate whether an employee can be fired for missing one day of work.
- Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA?
Woman with chronic health condition sues after her request to work from home was denied.
- Fired for Taking Bereavement -- Any Recourse?
Losing a friend or loved one is an awful experience, but one through which we will all suffer at one point or another. It is natural to need time following such a loss to collect one’s thoughts, prepare for the departed person’s final arrangements, and otherwise deal with the loss. Unfortunately, while we may all understand these needs on an intuitive level, there is not a legal recognition of this need in most jurisdictions. As a result, bereavement leave is often far from guaranteed.
- Is Anxiety Affecting Your Work? Find out What the ADA Says about Mental Impairments
Hard-to-prove conditions can make work life difficult when employers may not be sympathetic