Some businesses use pay docking and unpaid suspensions as methods of employee discipline when their employees violate their workplace rules. These forms of discipline are problematic when they are used to discipline employees who are statutorily exempt from overtime rules. If your pay has been docked or you have been placed on an unpaid suspension
Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act or IRCA, it is illegal for employers that have at least four employees to discriminate against applicants and workers based on their citizenship status. The IRCA also offers protection to workers from discrimination based on their national origins. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 similarly
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, certain workers have the right to take 12 weeks of annual leave to care for their own serious medical issues and those of their family members. The leave is unpaid, but the law allows many workers to keep their jobs while they take care of their family obligations.
When employers violate the Family and Medical Leave Act, their employees may have grounds to file claims against them. Employers who are covered by the law must allow eligible workers to take time off from work to care for their own health conditions or those of their family members. When employees request FMLA leave, they
Sexual harassment is illegal when it occurs in the workplace. You might be unclear about what constitutes sexual harassment vs. when the harassment is non-sexual in nature. Sexual harassment at work is considered to be a type of unlawful discrimination, and it includes unwelcome sexual comments, behavior, or conduct about gender, sex, or sexual orientation.
If you are terminated from your job, it can be difficult to deal with and to understand. You might struggle with being fired despite knowing that your job might be in trouble. It can be even more painful if your boss fires you in an impersonal manner such as over the telephone. While it would
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act lets employees who work for employers that are covered under the law and who are eligible to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave off each year to care for their own medical conditions or to care for the serious medical conditions of their dependents. For
If you work for a company that has 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius, you may be eligible to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. If you have worked for your employer for a minimum of 1,250 hours during the 12 months before the date that you need to take
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, most workers in the U.S. are entitled to receive the federal minimum wage, which is currently set at $7.25 per hour. They are also entitled to receive overtime pay of time and one-half for each hour that is worked during a workweek beyond 40 hours. The law defines work
If you are like many other people, you might not have much experience with the court system. While you might understand what a criminal lawyer does, you may be less aware of what a civil attorney does. Civil attorneys are commonly called litigators. These are attorneys that are hired by people to defend against or