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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.

When to expect your last paycheck

If an employee is fired for job performance issues or due to downsizing or if the employee quit voluntarily, the state and federal laws urge the employer to pay the final check within the specified time period. In case of

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Reasons that qualify for FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act gives employees the right to take up to 12 weeks of leave in order deal with domestic, medical and family problems. Under the act, a medical emergency is defined as any illness or impairment,

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Security cameras and surveillance in the workplace

Technological advancements have increased the amount of security and surveillance in the workplace. Cameras and other types of surveillance equipment are legal, but there are several laws and constraints for the employers. The law has set certain legal limitations for

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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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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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Rights of minors working for a small business

Minors often look for summer jobs to earn some extra money. Those who pay for their tuition may try to find work to earn enough money for when their semester starts. Others might be looking for some extra cash. There

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The benefits of establishing a SEP

The Simplified Employee Pension, or SEP, offers an easy retirement plan option for employers. Unlike other retirement plans, which require setting up a separate plan, in a SEP you can make contributions to your own Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and

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