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Can you keep a former employer from giving a bad reference?

You didn't leave your job on good terms with your employer. In fact, you were terminated. You have to list your former employer on your resume and applications since you were there for years. However, you're concerned about what your old boss will say when he's called by people interested in hiring you.

Employment protections for domestic violence, stalking victims

Victims of violence or other kinds of abuse by a spouse or romantic partner may not realize that they may be entitled to protection against employment discrimination under the law. However, they may be – specifically, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Can a shift change be retaliation?

You probably know that it's unlawful to retaliate against an employee for filing a human resources complaint or taking steps to communicate their concerns. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for employees to face retaliation after doing so.

Didn't get your overtime? That's a problem to address

You worked overtime for the last three weeks, but when you got your paycheck, you were surprised to see that some of the overtime wasn't listed. You have to clock in manually each day, and you made sure that all your time stamps were written down and printed out, so you could easily tell your employer that your wages weren't right.

What can (and can't) employers ask people with disabilities?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), last year, less than 20% of people with disabilities were employed. The majority of them were not in the workforce. For those who are, however, the picture isn't a rosy one. The unemployment rate last year for people with disabilities was more than double that of people without disabilities.

Workplace discrimination regulations extend to hiring

Workplace discrimination can begin long before someone gets into the workplace. It too often keeps people out. That's why there are laws regarding what kind of information employers can request during the pre-employment process.

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