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Month: February 2017

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

Disability discrimination basics

The Federal government prohibits employers from discriminating their employees on the basis of race, religion, sex or disability. Disability discrimination is the unfair treatment towards a person because of their disability. The law does not force employers to hire disabled

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"Fight for 15" does not include service workers

The “Fight for 15” was a nationwide push to raise minimum wages to $15 an hour. It was largely successful, states and cities across the country are raising their minimum wage. But there is one group is that largely being

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The history of workers? compensation explained

Prior to the creation of workers? compensation, employees were left with few options if they suffered an injury on the job. They could try and negotiate a settlement with their employer, or they could file a lawsuit. Under the first

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The basics of non-compete agreements

Did you sign an employment contract or manual? If you did, you could be subject to a non-compete agreement. Non-compete agreements are controversial contracts that are used by companies to prevent their employees from working at competitive companies, including starting

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The basics of workers’ compensation, Part 1

Workers’ compensation was pioneered about a hundred years ago. Workers’ compensation was conceived as a way to reduce costs on employers and speed up compensation for employees. This post will go over the formation of workers’ compensation and how it

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An overview of the Labor Secretary nominee

President Trump announced his selection for Labor Secretary (head of the Department of Labor) back in December of 2016. But it is only recently that the country has taken a good look at their potential Labor Secretary’s positions and background.

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Can you be fired for taking a sick day?

Sick days, unlike vacation days, are paid days off for unexpected absences. Vacation or “paid time off” is schedule with HR and coordinated with your team. Sick days are unexpected and come up when you get sick. Many employers give

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5 things not to do regarding workplace bullying

In all of the cliches, bullying happens in middle school. The bully is the bigger kid taking the smaller kid’s lunch money or the football jock picking on the kids in the band. Cliches don’t always tell the whole story,

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Review of mandatory employee arbitration clauses

A trend in employment contracts is to force employees to waive their rights to court, to file class actions, and other retaliatory actions. Instead, most of these contracts force employees into arbitration. The Supreme Court agreed to hear three consolidated

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Missouri settlement revealed in DOC-discrimination case

The Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC) has issued its latest settlement to settle allegations of harassment, lewd comments, vulgarity, and debasing behavior. This latest settlement, for $165,625, is the latest in a string of cases against the DOC. Last year,

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