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June 2019 Archives

Racial discrimination isn't just unprofessional, it's illegal

An African American who was hired on a second-grade teacher by administrators at Larchmont Elementary School in 2016, filed a lawsuit against her employer and colleagues on May 29. In her filing, she chronicles how her colleagues were hostile and abusive toward her during her two years on the job. She also claims that she was retaliated against by school administrators.

Have a clear understanding of employment at will

When you enter the workforce, it's important for you to know what at-will employment means. Why? If you are ever hired for a job where at-will employment is an option, you need to protect yourself. At-will employment means that practically zero notice has to be given by your employer when they want to end your time with their company. A complete understanding of at-will employment can help protect you from unfortunate mistakes.

How to prove wage and hour retaliation

Filing a wage complaint against your employer is well within your rights, especially if you have solid evidence that your wages have been tampered with in any shape or form. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was created by the federal government to protect employees from various problems that can arise on the job. This includes protection from retaliation by an employer. Here's how you can prove a wage and hour retaliation claim against your employer.

Explaining the Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act is an important piece of legislation that helps protect the pay that employees receive. It states that women are to be paid the same as men if they work in similar jobs in the same company. The jobs do not have to be the same, but they must be at least substantially equal in order for the pay to be equal. It is the content of the job, not the title, that determines this.

The way you view sexual harassment may impact your case

If you start a sexual harassment case, the way that you viewed the events as they happened could have a massive impact on the outcome of that case. It's not always simply the facts of what happened that define how the court rules, but how you reacted to them.

Reasons why unemployment benefits might be denied

Unemployment benefits can help those who have lost their jobs pay for the bills and get back on their feet until they acquire a new job. Not every person is entitled to unemployment benefits, which means that you very well could be denied these benefits should you ever lose your job. Today, we will take a look at the reasons why you could be denied unemployment benefits.

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