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Category: Employee Rights

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

Mine deaths drop in 2016, another year of progress

Mines have enjoyed decades of dramatically improved safety and 2016 was no exception. Mines were once one of the most dangerous places to work. Explosions, cave-ins, and fatalities were common. But in the 1970s, with the Mine Safety Act, the

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What questions are allowed during an interview

Employers usually ask many different questions during interviews to analyze the nature of the candidate. Previously these questions were of a wide variety, but recently laws have been made to define what type of questions are permitted in an interview.

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ERISA preemption

The Employee Retirement Security Act regulates how employees receive their health and other benefits from the employers. It also protects private pension and health plans in case there is any mismanagement. But sometimes employees are deprived of protections in bad

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Employee rights: medical marijuana use

The question that is probably swirling around in many people’s heads (especially after this election) is can your employer punish you for the lawful use of marijuana on your personal time? The short answer is yes; your employer may fire

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Last paycheck laws in the U.S.

When you leave a job, you receive your last paycheck regardless of the reason. Being fired, quitting your job or leaving for any other circumstances requires that your last paycheck be paid on time. There are several federal and state

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Important considerations for performance evaluation

Most employees worry about their annual performance evaluation because they feel they have no control over what decision will be made. The top management discusses the performance of each employee and critically analyzes it. Although you might feel that you

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Drug testing during the hiring process

Drug testing during hiring procedures and interviews has become more popular these days. An increasing number of employers have started testing prospective employees. Those who are already working for the organization might have to go through these tests regularly. The

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Seeking help from an employment attorney

Employment issues and disputes are very common in the United States. There is a chance you could face discrimination or other employment-related issues at the workplace. It is important to know your rights and keep in touch with an employment

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How employee and contractor payroll taxation differs

Payroll taxes are withheld from an employee’s paycheck by the employer. It is paid as federal income tax and includes withholding taxes, state income taxes, social security taxes and Medicare taxes as well. The tax is paid according to the

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Employee rights during jury duty

Juries are an important part of the democratic and judicial system of the United States. Jurors should respect their duty and show up to become part of the legal system. However, sometimes jurors complain that coming for jury duty leads

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