Protecting Pregnant Women at Work: Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

Pregnant women in the workplace have been protected against discrimination for decades, thanks to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. This critical legislation remains relevant and much needed today. Unfortunately, pregnancy discrimination is still not uncommon, but knowing your rights and protections is vital to assist you in making the best legal decisions for your …

U.S. Congress is Aiming to Eliminate Non-Compete Agreements

Have you been required to sign a non-compete agreement? These contracts can place severe restrictions on what you can do after you leave or are forced to leave your position with a company. Since non-compete agreements can have significant, harmful effects on your career and financial future and are composed, to benefit the employer, the …

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An Employee’s Guide Severance Agreements & Payments

Hopefully, you will never lose a job unless you choose to seek employment elsewhere. However, it is not always up to you. You may be fired or laid off for a variety of reasons. Should this happen, your employer might request that you sign a severance agreement. Knowing what steps to take in these circumstances …

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Non-Compete Agreements: How to Build Your Case

It is not uncommon for an employer to request that new employees sign non-compete agreements. Although they serve numerous purposes, non-compete contracts generally guard against employees leaving their jobs to work for competitors, where they may potentially share inside information. However, if you have been terminated from a job, or you have left willingly, you …

Employment Law Cases: Why Destroying Evidence Could Destroy Your Case

Many pieces of evidence can potentially be relevant in employment law cases. If you are a plaintiff, one of your primary responsibilities is to make sure relevant pieces of evidence are preserved. You could substantially harm your chances of achieving the desired outcome if you destroy evidence, particularly if you destroy evidence that you think …

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When Should You Lawyer Up? Knowing When to Hire an Employment Lawyer

Do you need to lawyer up? When experiencing workplace retaliation or discrimination, knowing if you need an attorney is not always clear. That is why it is important to understand not only your employee rights but what an employment lawyer does and how they can assist you. Employee rights and the complexities of employment law …

6 Questions to Ask an Employment Lawyer

When you are searching for the right legal representation, it can be hard to decide who to chose. There are important questions to ask an employment lawyer that will guide you in selecting the best firm for your needs. What to Ask Before Hiring an Employment Lawyer Here are seven critical questions to ask an …

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Does the NLRA Protect Employees When They Post on Social Media?

What you write and post on social media can have serious consequences. You need look no further than the recent firing of a CBS executive who posted about the Las Vegas shootings on her Facebook page. Her post was not related to her employer or her employment with CBS. But many employers have social media …

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Your Company’s Confidentiality Policy May Violate Federal Law

T-Mobile’s Confidentiality Agreement is called into question Some companies have policies that prohibit employees from discussing internal investigations. Such policies are meant to protect employers. But they may violate employee rights outlined by federal law. The National Labor Relations Board recently said T-Mobile should not have required employees to sign a confidentiality agreement that prohibited …

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Lawmakers propose bill to protect LGBT workers across Florida

Florida Competitive Workforce Act would raise state employment standards For the seventh time, Florida lawmakers are trying to pass a bill that would make it illegal to fire someone based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. Some cities and counties already prohibit such discrimination, but statewide, it is still permitted. The bill …

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