201811.01
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Independent Contractor v. Employee Rights

When being hired for a job, a worker’s classification as either an “Employee” vs. an “Independent Contractor” is often determinative of whether the worker is covered under certain laws which establish your rights within the Employer-Employee relationship. LIMITED RIGHTS FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS Independent Contractors and freelancers have limited legal rights compared to those individuals hired…

201810.24
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Severance Pay: Employment Rights

What is Severance pay? Severance pay is money that’s provided to an employee who is leaving the company for reasons other than retirement. Typically, the circumstances surrounding severance pay include layoffs, elimination of a position, or other circumstances leading to the termination of employment. The purpose of offering severance pay is to help the employee…

201701.12
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Gender Identity and The Legal Right to a Restroom

EEOC: EMPLOYERS, YOUR EMPLOYEES HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT OF ACCESS TO A RESTROOM THAT CORRESPONDS WITH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a Fact Sheet which unequivocally states that an employer is guilty of unlawful gender discrimination if they restrict the employee’s access to a restroom that is not consistent…

201606.24
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Employer’s Can’t Refuse Reasonable Religious Accommodations When Hiring Potential Employees

Employer’s Can’t Refuse Reasonable Religious Accommodations When Hiring Potential Employees By: Matthew Brotz Imagine being denied a job or being fired because part of your attire speaks to a personally held religious belief. In today’s progressive society it may seem unlikely. But, think again. Not long ago, this happened to a young woman named Samantha…

201605.18
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New Overtime Rule To Extend To Million Of Additional Workers

Beginning December 1st, If You Make Less Than $47,476 You Will Be Entitled To Overtime Pay! By: Daniela Carrion Today,  President Obama and The United States Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez announced the final rule updating the overtime regulations under the Federal Labor Standard Act.  The new rule will extend overtime protection to million of…

201604.12
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Equal Pay Day: Because Women Make $.79 For Every Dollar Men Make

Today marks the 20th year since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963.  Today, President Barack Obama officially proclaimed April 12th as National Equal Pay Day and announced that a national monument is set to unveil in order to seek increased attention to the pay inequalities in the United States, and…

201602.18
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Adidas: We Won’t Fire You If You Come Out. A Campaign To End LGBT Discrimination And Why Other Companies Should Follow Suit

Adidas: We Won’t Fire You If You Come Out. A Campaign To End LGBT Discrimination And Why Other Companies Should Follow Suit Recently Adidas, the second largest sportswear company has added a clause to their contracts with their male and female endorsing athletes that if a sponsored athlete reveals publicly that they are lesbian, gay,…

201602.10
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Should You Be Paid For Snow or Hurricane Days?

Inclement weather can often be frustrating to employees as it hampers one’s  ability to commute to work.. Missing work may affect your next paycheck.  Determining whether you have the ability to work from home, or are entitled to be paid your wages during inclement weather days depends on the applicability of the Fair Labor Standards…

201601.29
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Breaching the Gender Gap: Obama Wants Companies to Disclose Pay Data.

The Obama administration is proposing a new rule to address unequal pay practices by requiring companies with more than 100 employees to submit salary data by race, gender and ethnicity. The announcement comes seven years after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — his first piece of legislation as president — which…

201601.18
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We Must Never Forget Martin Luther King.

On this Martin Luther King Day we pause to remember the message of Dr. King.  Dr King preached a message of equality for all human beings regardless of their race, religion  or ethnicity. This is an especially vital message today as the  voices of racial and ethnic division and discord  bang loudly on their angry…