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The Top Ten Illegal Job Interview Questions
A job interview can be a stressful event. But when a potential employer asks unlawful interview questions, things can go from stressful to illegal. The legality of … More
Legal Requirements for Lunch and Break Times
Federal law doesn’t require employers to provide breaks for rest or meals. However, it does regulate how breaks are provided and paid. State law also often … More
How Can an Attorney Help With a Sexual Harassment Claim Against an Employer?
Facing a sexual harassment situation in your workplace can be difficult, confusing, and emotionally draining. Contacting a lawyer to help you through what is … More
A Balancing Act: Family and Medical Leave Act Benefits
In 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was passed to help employees balance the demands of their jobs and important family issues. It is important for … More
Do I have to pay my employees overtime?
Generally, if you allow your employees to work overtime, or more than 40 hours in a one week period, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which is a … More
In this economy, I'm afraid of being laid off from my job. What will I do?
In the case of some layoffs that involve many workers or an entire workplace, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) Act may apply. If the WARN Act is … More
Can I Be Fired? Can I Quit? Understanding the Employment at Will Doctrine
In the absence of a formal contract that governs your working relationship with your employer, you are considered an employee at will. Many Americans are … More
Employee Rights When a Job Ends
Leaving a job is not easy. If you are fired, downsized or laid off then you are likely nervous about the future and your own financial security. If you are … More
Possible Damages for Wage and Hour Law Violations
Most employees make an agreement with their employers that in return for going to work and performing their jobs they will be compensated with wages. The federal … More
Who is Protected from Employment Discrimination?
Most working Americans are employees at will. That means that they may quit or their employer may fire them at any time for any reason or for no reason at … More
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