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Month: October 2016

We fight for victims’ full and fair recovery in employment law, harassment, sexual abuse and personal injury cases.

Understanding age discriminating laws

In the United States law prohibits discrimination against a certain individual because of their age. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment (ADEA) act makes sure that employers do not discriminate against employees because of their age. Which means, employees over a certain

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What is a qui tam complaint?

A qui tam action lawsuit is brought forward by an individual who believes an organization is defrauding the government in a particular way. In most cases, the person taking action is an employee of the organization. A qui tam claim allows

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Difference between independent contractors and employees

Often companies have to decide between hiring permanent employees or independent contractors to get the job done. Independent contractors cannot be considered as employees and are paid for the services they provide. However, contractors might spend several years working with a particular

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Employee privacy at the workplace

The privacy of employers has become a great concern in recent years because of technological advancements. Most companies have started using information technology as a medium of communication, thus employee privacy might be at risk in certain circumstances. Organizations provide their

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Retirement benefits

It is important for employees to plan their retirement ahead of time. There are different methods to plan for your retirement and make sure you can live a comfortable life after finishing your career. Besides pension, government employees have 401(k) plans allowing

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Federal laws and whistleblower protection

Sometimes employees have to work with the added stress of knowing that an illegal activity is taking place at their organization. In some cases, employees cannot take the added pressure and choose to whistleblow against their employees. It is difficult

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Taking affirmative action against demographic inequality

There are several laws in place that prohibit discrimination at the workplace. But that does not always guarantee that there will be diversity within a company’s workforce. Affirmative action plans are set up in order to reach out to certain

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The procedure to report unpaid wages and recover back pay

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), all employers must pay their employees on time. Sometimes employers find it difficult to send wages on time, which creates complications. The law gives employees the right to make a complaint against

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