Murphy Law Group, LLC

Philadelphia Employment Lawyer

Murphy Law Group, LLC

Eight Penn Center, Suite 2000
1628 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Phone(267) 273-1054
Fax (215) 525-0210

Website www.phillyemploymentlawyer.com
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Law Firm Overview

The Murphy Law Group is a boutique law firm devoted entirely to providing employment and labor law counseling and litigation services for employees throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.
Founding attorney Michael Murphy established his practice on the foundations of honesty, hard work, and determination.

The firm represents clients who need a wide range of legal counseling, including: discrimination due to a disability, workplace sexual harassment, discrimination in the workplace, wrongful termination, FMLA claims, as well as offering legal guidance to severance negotiations, contract reviews, and confidentiality, non-disclosure, and non-compete agreements. We offer each client a straightforward assessment of their case, all of the available legal remedies, and our best determination of the likelihood of success backed by years of experience.

We understand that workplace disputes can take an emotional toll. The attorneys of Murphy Law Group have extensive experience in all areas of employment and labor law, and represent individuals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


Languages: English

Areas of Law



Additional Areas of Law: National Labor Relations Act Claims; Pregnancy Discrimination; Non-Compete Clauses; Worker’s Compensation Retaliation; Wage Theft & Unpaid Wages; Family and Medical Leave Act Claims; Americans with Disabilities Act Claims; Overtime Class Actions; Employee Agreements; Workplace Discrimination; Severance Agreement Review; Hostile Work Environment; Retaliation.


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Michael Murphy Mr. Michael Murphy
Partner
Employment

  

More Information on Murphy Law Group, LLC

Sexual Harassment Claims
Employment Discrimination Claims
Family and Medical Leave Act Claims
Wrongful Termination and Retaliation
Americans with Disabilities Act Claims
Wage and Hour Class and Collective Action
Severance Agreement Review and Negotiation
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Articles Published by Murphy Law Group, LLC

 Is Drug Addiction a Disability? Yes and No

Recovering addicts may be entitled to protection under federal law

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 One in Three Women Say They Were Sexually Harassed at Work, But Most Don’t Report It—Why?

Lately, many people are saying that Hollywood has a sexual harassment problem. That may be true, but it raises a larger issue: does every industry have a sexual harassment problem?

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 Employer Refused to Pay Workers for Restroom Breaks

Department of Labor sues on behalf of 6,000 employees.

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 Woman Says She Was Forced to Take Unpaid Leave During Pregnancy

Police officer who was five months pregnant claims she was unfairly denied light-duty work.

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 Can Your Employer Prohibit You from Talking about Your Salary?

Let’s face it, many employers would probably prefer that employees avoid discussions about compensation. After all, if staffers don’t know how much other people are making, the employer is less likely to have to worry about salary complaints.

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 Philly Area Restaurant Pays $1.3 Million to Settle Unfair Wage Suit

As most restaurant servers could probably attest, working for tips means getting used to an uncertain income. Some days, you may go home with pockets full of cash, but others … well, not so much.

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 Can You Be Fired for Your Political Views?

Political arguments seem to be heating up everywhere, including the workplace. That can lead to some uncomfortable situations, especially if you disagree with your boss or if you hold an unpopular opinion compared to the rest of the company’s workforce.

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 Disability Discrimination Complaints on the Rise: What Employees Need to Know

Common ways employers may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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 Is Your Employer Skimming from Your Paycheck?

New report shows companies steal billions from workers every year. A new report reveals some alarming findings that all workers should be aware of.

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 What All Tipped Employees Need to Know about Tip Credits

Believe it or not, even people who work at the so-called happiest place on earth have their complaints. A restaurant worker at a major theme park/resort is suing the company, claiming that her employer unlawfully deducted tip credits from her pay.

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 What Rights Do Nursing Mothers Have When They Return to Work?

If you’re going back to work after having a baby, you may be wondering how you’re going to handle expressing breast milk during the workday.

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 Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA?

Woman with chronic health condition sues after her request to work from home was denied

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 Can You Recognize the 2 Main Types of Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment on the job can take many forms. Sometimes it’s obvious. For example, if a supervisor promises you a promotion in exchange for sex, you’re probably going to quickly realize that something is amiss.

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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.

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 When Your Boss Can—and Can’t—Ask about Your Health

What if your boss insisted that your doctor was crazy and demanded that you flush your prescriptions down the toilet? That may sound far-fetched, but one fast-food worker is currently suing her employer over that very thing.

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 Do You Qualify for Coverage Under the ADA? 3 Questions to Ask

What all workers should know about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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 How Employers May Attempt to Disguise Unlawful Retaliation

Employers who try to “get back” at workers who complain may be violating the law.

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 One Sneaky Way Pennsylvania Employers Cheat Workers Out of Overtime

State law is stricter than federal law when it comes to OT calculations

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 Is Sexual Orientation Discrimination Illegal? A Federal Court Just Said Yes

A Lesbian worker says giving her partner a goodbye kiss before work ruined her career.

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 Are You an Independent Contractor or an Employee? 6 Questions to Ask

How the “gig economy” translates to federal labor laws.

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 Are You Being Cheated Out of Overtime? What You Need to Know about Misclassification

To be exempt [from overtime], workers have to meet certain criteria

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 Can You Be Forced to Take Leave if You're Pregnant?

What [does] the law say about pregnant workers in safety-sensitive positions?

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 What All Employees Should Know About the ADA

How Disabilities Are Covered Under Federal Law

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 What to Do if You’ve Been Sexually Harassed at Work

What steps to take if your company blows off your complaint

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 What Happens When You're Caught Between Your Doctor and Your Employer?

Can you be fired because your employer didn’t like the way your doctor filled out your medical leave forms?

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 The Top 3 Ways Companies Avoid Paying Workers Overtime

How to tell if you’re getting shortchanged.

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 Why You Shouldn't Keep Quiet About Sexual Harassment

Unchecked harassment is likely to escalate

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 Can You Be Fired for Backing a Coworkers’ Discrimination or Harassment Claim?

Many people are afraid to complain about potentially unlawful treatment for fear of losing their jobs. That same impulse may also keep people from speaking up on behalf of their coworkers.

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 Yes, Male Employees Can Be Victims of Sexual Harassment, Too

Cop alleges that female supervisor relentlessly harassed him for a year.

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 Do You Have to Disclose Your Salary History? New Philadelphia Law Says No

Legislation is intended to help close the wage gap between men and women

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 Is Wage Theft an Epidemic in the Restaurant Industry?

Philadelphia eatery under scrutiny from the feds.

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 Small Step Forward in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims

Federal court refuses to throw out case from gay male employee.

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 Police Officers Collect $135,000 After Being Forced Off Job During Pregnancies

Department wouldn’t let women work light duty, even though others could

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 Company Forced to Rehire Woman It Fired After Work-Related Injury

Staffer sues employer for violating her rights under the ADA.

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 When Senior-Level Managers Harass: What Employees Need to Know

Boss repeatedly threw coins down woman’s shirt.

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 Company Must Pay $277K After Refusing to Accommodate Worker’s Diabetes

Supervisor wouldn’t allow woman to keep juice at her work station

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 Boss Caught Groping Underage Staffer on Surveillance Camera

Restaurant manager had a long history of harassing young, pretty servers

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 Women Claim They Got Sick After Being Denied Right to Pump Breast Milk at Work

Female pilots say working conditions made it impossible to express breast milk

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 Workers Claim They Were Forced to Work Off-the-Clock, Now They’re Suing

Thousands of Chipotle employees say they were cheated out of their pay.

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 Woman Complained About Unequal Pay, so Company Sued Her

What employees need to know about unlawful retaliation

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 Yes, You Can You be Fired for Your Political Social Media Posts (Sometimes)

What workers need to know about their rights to free speech online

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 What All Tipped Employees Need to Know About Tip Credits

Employee suing over allegedly unfair pay deductions.

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 Pregnant Worker Had to Get Boss’s Approval to Use Restroom

Employee awarded $550K for pregnancy discrimination.

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 Company Shortchanges Workers Out of Overtime to the Tune of $1.8 Million

Working more than 40 hours per week without extra compensation is part of the deal if you’re an exempt employee. But what if you suspect that you’ve been misclassified? Then, having to work additional hours can really sting.

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 Was it Horseplay or Sexual Harassment? Worker Claims Male-on-Male Antics Created Hostile Work Environment

Supervisors participated in inappropriate behavior Joking on the job can certainly be a morale booster … but if it goes too far, serious problems can arise.

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 Woman Claims Boss’s Retaliation Caused Her to Have a Stroke; Jury Awards her $3.2M

Four female employees say they were targeted for complaining about their supervisor

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 Are You Entitled to Commission after Quitting or Getting Fired?

What employees need to know about the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law

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 Feds Cracking Down on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

EEOC files suit against Pennsylvania employer; Baltimore company settles for $202K

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 Boss Told Female Bartender that Her Pregnant Belly Would Be Bad for Business

Women secretly recorded her boss during termination meeting.

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 Funeral Home Employees Claim that Boss Was Preoccupied with Sex

Multiple women filed complaints about his aggressive and inappropriate behavior.

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 What All Workers Over 40 Need to Know about Age Bias

Sometimes age discrimination can be extremely subtle, but that doesn’t make it legal

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 My Co-worker Watches Porn All Day and My Boss Won’t Stop Him

Court weighs in on hostile work environment claim

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 Does New Overtime Rule Impact You? What Workers Need to Know

4.2 million more people may qualify for overtime.

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 Dr Says Man is OK to Return to Work, but Company Says That's Not Good Enough

Employer sued for disability discrimination over seizure disorder.

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 Can Your Employer Prohibit You from Talking about Your Salary?

Company called out by feds for limiting employee conversations.

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 Huge Retail Chain on the Hook for $187.6 Million for Shortchanging Workers

Employees claim they were forced to work after clocking out.

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 Can an Employer Refuse to Hire You Because of Your Weight?

When obesity is – and isn’t – a disability

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 Worker Fired for Not Recovering Fast Enough after Surgery

Company sued for violating Americans with Disabilities Act.

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 Business Owner Faces Jail Time for Cheating Workers Out of Overtime

Employer created phony records to cover up wage and hour violations.

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 New Study Shows Injured Workers Are More Likely to Be Fired

What employees need to know about workers’ compensation retaliation

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 Woman Says Boss Wouldn’t Pay OT Unless She Slept With Him

Employee alleges that company owner continually made her stay late so he could sexually harass her

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 More Evidence That the Gender Pay Gap Is a Big Problem

New study shows that 20% of HR managers claim women are paid less for the same work.

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 Congrats! You’ve Been Promoted! Now Say Goodbye to Your Overtime

Retailer under fire for misclassifying workers as management

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 Philadelphia Gets Tougher on Discrimination in Hiring; What It Means To You

New legislations strengthens restrictions on background checks.

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 $5.5 Million Reasons Why Pennsylvania Employer Shouldn’t Have Fired Disabled Man

New supervisor terminated worker who could do his job with accommodations.

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 ‘Tis the Season for Temp Workers, But What Legal Protections Do They Have on the Job?

Court decision considers who is liable for harassment: the temp agency or the client?

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 Should High School Football Coach be Fired for Praying After Games?

School employee suspended after refusing to stop 50-yard line invocations.

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 Company Pays Out $45K after Forcing Pregnant Woman Off the Job

Staffer told she had to prove she was capable of working.

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 Does the “Little Guy” Really Stand a Chance Against a Corporate Giant?

Jury awards former employee $31 million over discrimination claim.

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 Lawsuit Reveals Code Words Employers Used to Weed Out Older Job Applicants

Court decision may open floodgates for more age discrimination cases.

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 Alarming Trend: More Workers Than Ever Claiming Unfair Pay Practices

Statistics shows that wage and hour lawsuits have risen by 30% since 2011.

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 Ouch! University to Shell Out $1M to Settle Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Lawsuit alleged pattern of shortchanging employees of women’s athletics program.

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 Cost of Docking Workers for Restroom Breaks: $1.75 Million

An example of how some companies prey on workers who don’t know their rights.

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 The Price of Not Hiring Women for Sought-After Sales Jobs: $1.5 Million

Well-qualified female applicants routinely turned away.

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 Woman Told She Couldn’t Have Job Back because it Was “Her Fault for Getting Pregnant”

Staffer returned from maternity leave – only to find her job had been filled

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 Can Employers Blow Off Complaints That Aren’t In Writing?

In a case that’s nearly too crazy to believe, a boss who pulled a gun on a worker got a pass in court, while the worker was dinged for not filing a form.

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 Pennsylvania: Can My Boss Fire Me Because She Doesn’t Like Me?

What Pennsylvania law says about why you can and can’t be fired.

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 Can You Sue Your Boss for Teasing You about Being Gay (Even If You’re Not)?

Employee is harassed after not acting like a “man’s man”.

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 Can You Be Fired for Pregnancy Complications?

Why it’s important for expectant mothers to know their rights.

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 Is Favoritism at Work Illegal?

When some employees receive favored treatment, it’s important to look at why

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 My Employer Keeps Deducting Breaks that I Didn’t Take; What Should I Do Now?

What Pennsylvania law says about hourly employees’ rights to meal breaks.

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 Employed in Philly? What You Need to Know about City Discrimination Laws

The Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance offers protection you may not be aware of.

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 Woman Fired for Stopping Harasser from Touching Her

Female staffer complained about supervisor’s inappropriate conduct, but company wouldn’t address the problem

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 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.

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 5 Signs Your Boss May Be Underpaying You

Unscrupulous employers may count on workers not knowing their rights

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 Can I Sue My Boss over a Client’s Inappropriate Behavior?

Your employer’s obligation to keep you safe at work.

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 Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA?

Woman with chronic health condition sues after her request to work from home was denied.

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 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

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 Do Temp Workers Have the Same Rights as Regular Employees?

Chicago staffing firm accused of knowingly placing women in hostile work environment.

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 Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Illegal under Existing Law, Says EEOC

Federal agency says discrimination against LGBT employees is equivalent to sex discrimination.

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 Do Small Businesses Have to Give Time Off for Sick Leave?

When the FMLA and the ADA collide, it’s important to know which laws pertain to you

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 Millions More Workers May Be Eligible for Overtime; Are You One of Them?

New proposed federal OT regulations make it harder for employers to game the system

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 Can You Be Fired for Your Social Media Posts?

Certain speech about work is considered protected activity. Believe it or not, talking about your job on social media may actually be a protected activity under federal law.

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 Can You Be Fired for Incomplete FMLA Paperwork?

Court decision gives Pennsylvania workers more protection.

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 Was Job Candidate Turned Down Because He Was Too Old?

Tech giant facing lawsuit after taking a pass on older job applicant.

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 Is Pregnancy a Disability Under the ADA?

Feds issue new enforcement guidelines on pregnancy discrimination.

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 Did Supervisor Manufacture Reasons to Fire Middle-Eastern Staffer?

Man told to ‘go work at 7-11 with your own kind’

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 Staffer Fired After Adding Disabled Spouse to Her Insurance Plan

Woman sues employer under association provision of ADA.

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 Does Your Boss Have to Have a Reason to Fire You?

What at-will employment means in Pennsylvania.

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 Did Company Have Different Pay Scale for Hispanic Employees?

Workers collect $6.5 million after settlement of class-action suit.

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 Does the ‘Little Guy’ Stand a Chance in Court When His Employer Has Deep Pockets?

Company viciously went after ex-staffer who sued after being fired

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 Working After You Clock Out? What You Need to Know About the FLSA

Employees sued to get paid for time going through security. An employee clocks out but he’s not allowed to leave until he removes and stows his protective gear. Twenty minutes later, he’s finally cleared to head to the parking lot.

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 Can You Be Fired for Talking about Your Salary?

What the law says about employees' rights to discuss compensation.

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 Can You be Fired for Taking FMLA Leave to Care for a Sick Parent?

Employee was terminated for not meeting sales quotas during leave of absence.

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 Do You Qualify for Protection Under the ADA? 3 Questions to Ask

What the law does and doesn’t say about disabilities.

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 Should You Be Getting Paid Overtime? How to Tell if Your Company Owes You Money

If your employer has misclassified you as an exempt employee, you may be missing out on compensation that you’re legally entitled to.

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