What Is the WARN Act?
When your employer downsizes your company, you may wonder what your rights are. Unfortunately, the law does not protect your position or your options for future employment. Your employer retains the right to lay off employees when the company is in a difficult situation. However, you do have the right to receive notice prior to… read moreRead More
Whistleblowers: The Pros and Cons of Whistleblowing
A whistleblower is someone who files charges against an employer or coworker for engaging in illegal or unethical business practices. It is typically an employee of the workplace that discovers a plot or scheme, and comes forward to report the employer to authorities. Blowing the whistle on an employer puts an employee at risk of… read moreRead More
Is Pre-Employment Testing Legal?
During the hiring process, candidates may encounter something called a “pre-employment test.” This is a standardized test employers may give candidates to gather information about their job-related capabilities and character traits. Legal, professionally-developed pre-employment tests or assessments can give employers important insights into how the candidate would perform in a given job. Unprofessional, unvalidated pre-employment… read moreRead More
What Can an Employer Ask During an Interview?
You may have spent days preparing for an important interview and researching questions the interview might ask, only for the prospective employer to surprise you with a totally unexpected question. In the heat of the moment, you gave an answer – but looking back, you have a feeling it wasn’t right of the interview to… read moreRead More
The Basics of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
A non-disclosure agreement, or NDA, is a legally binding document in which two parties agree to enter a confidential relationship. Non-disclosure agreements are common in business settings that involve confidential company information, as a means to ensure employees and others don’t disclose this information to competitors. Non-disclosure agreements give corporations the power to control what… read moreRead More
Time Off to Vote Laws by State
Low voter turnout in major elections remains a huge issue in the United States. The 2016 Presidential Election saw a 55.7% voter turnout – ranking 26th internationally when compared to recent general elections in 32 other highly developed, democratic nations. One of the most common reasons cited for low turnout is the lack of time… read moreRead More