Employment Law

Is There a Statue of Limitations for Unpaid Wages?

By federal law, you are entitled to your paycheck. Employers might be able to decide how and when you get paid, but federal laws are strict when it comes to the payroll process. The Fair Labor Standards Act plays a significant role in your wages. If an employer failed to compensate you in full for… read more

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Simple Guide to Handle Overtime Violations

Overtime – was once used as an economic stimulus program – is now considered an employee right. If an employee works more than a standard work week, they should be paid a premium, specifically time and a half. The problem is that many employers try to avoid paying the overtime premium and could violate worker’s… read more

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Can an Employer Cancel Vacation Time After Approved?

Earned vacation time is often the best part about work, until it isn’t. Employees are often surprised that vacation time is not federally mandated. This makes it even more surprising when vacation time can be just as easily taken away. Vacation time can be paid or unpaid, offered or not, depending on your employer. Vacation… read more

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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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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