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July 2018 Archives

Can children work legally in America?

It is common knowledge that many employers only hire legal adults and do not or cannot hire minors or children to work, especially in dangerous or overly technical fields. However, many children do work legally in the United States, and many employers choose to work with minor employees.

What questions may an employer ask during an interview?

Job hunting can feel like a brutal process these days, especially in highly competitive or over-saturated fields. In many cases, prospective employees' desire to secure a coveted job overrides their concerns of unfair treatment in the hiring process, especially regarding violations of employees' rights. Even if a company did not hire an applicant, it may still violate that person's rights in the interview process — and this may justify legal action.

Enforcing your pension plan is possible

If your employer offers you a pension plan, or some other benefit, it is reasonable to factor this in to your financial plans, especially when it comes to your estate planning and ongoing care both now and later in life. Unfortunately, when times get tough in the economy, either for an individual employer or for the economy in general, pensions and other benefits often receive unfair treatment that may affect your retirement. Still, you may have some tools you can use to protect yourself.

Far From Even - Age Discrimination At Volkswagen

It is often difficult to catch a business in the act of discrimination. In some cases, companies are foolish enough to publicize illegal practices. Most of the time, however, one must gather small pieces of evidence that, when taken together, demonstrate a violation of workers' rights.

Filing a claim for unpaid wages

If you suspect that your employer does not pay you properly, or has withheld payment for a certain task or shift, you may have grounds to file a claim for unpaid wages. This is not always a simple or quick process, but the law does provide a path for employees to petition the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) for help securing fair back pay. This may arise because an employer refuses to pay you overtime, pays you for fewer hours than you worked, or pays you less than you deserve in some other way.

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