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…

201810.10
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Know Your Rights: Pregnancy Discrimination

It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against any woman because of childbirth, pregnancy, or pregnancy-related medical conditions. According to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), employers with 15 or more employees are legally obligated to treat pregnant employees the same way they would treat employees with disabilities. This amendment to the Title VII of…

201802.13
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QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT NEW DACA POLICY AFTER JANUARY 2018

On January 9, 2018, a judge blocked Donald Trump from ending DACA. In his ruling, Alsup wrote that previous recipients of Daca protections who failed to register by the deadline must be allowed to renew their status in the program. However, he said the federal government did not have to process new applications from people who had never…

201802.01
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HOW TO HANDLE WORK PLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT/ COMO ENFRENTAR ACOSO SEXUAL EN SU LUGAR DE TRABAJO Y SUS DERECHOS LEGALES

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. Verbal or written conduct: Comments about clothing, personal behavior, or your body; sexual or sex-based jokes; requesting sexual favors or repeatedly asking…

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…

201609.01
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Hurricane Days: Should You Be Paid If Your Employer Closes?

Hurricane Days: Should You Be Paid If Your Employer Closes? For those of us living near the coast, the threat of hurricanes is a common yearly occurrence, and while most employers have contingency plans for maintaining production and service during workplace closures, many won’t address the manner in which employees should be paid in such…