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November 2017 Archives

Are you an exempt employee under federal law?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), many different types of employees may hold their employers accountable to pay them at least minimum wage and appropriate overtime pay for any more than 40 hours of work in a given work week. However, many other types of employees do not qualify for protection under the FLSA if their jobs meet certain qualifications. These exempt employees may legally work for less than minimum wage or go without overtime pay.

Identifying sexual harassment in the workplace

The last several months have seen a sudden and surprising sea change in the public conversation surrounding sexual harassment in many different work environments and professional settings. Understandably, this has lead to great confusion for many individuals who may believe that they too experience sexual harassment in the workplace but don't know how to address it correctly. Still others may remain unclear on whether or not some particular behavior actually counts as legally actionable sexual harassment or is merely a misunderstanding or misinterpretation of other behavior.

The sexist view of sexual harassment

It is not difficult to find questionable, or even insulting advice online about how to avoid being accused of sexual harassment. The notion that someone can find themselves the "accidental" perpetrator of harassment is ridiculous. It is not a fine line between appropriate interactions and sexual harassment. Harassment is unquestionably disgusting behavior and the individuals who perpetrate it, as well as employers who tolerate it are clearly in the wrong.

No, your boss can't fire you just because he or she dislikes you

Whenever a person experiences discrimination in the workplace, the reality of the matter is that it is very likely that he or she is not the only one experiencing such treatment. Individuals who discriminate often either don't realize the seriousness of their actions or believe that they are above consequences. Practically speaking, this means that you may have allies with similar experiences in your workplace who can help strengthen your claims of discrimination.

Do you face pregnancy discrimination in the workplace?

Of the many kinds of discrimination that women often face in the workplace, one of the most baffling is often discrimination because of a pregnancy. The kind of detachment necessary for an employer to punish or mistreat a pregnant employee simply because of the pregnancy is truly staggering. After all, each and every person alive throughout the world at any given moment is the product of a pregnancy. In many ways, there is hardly a more unifying human event than a pregnancy. Still, many women face unfair treatment in the workplace because a pregnancy, such as several employees in a New Jersey real estate group.

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