Employment Blog

The Importance of Facts In Your Employment Discrimination Case
Advice, Discrimination

Whether it’s an employment case, breach of contract dispute or a personal injury lawsuit, it’s impossible to predict what will happen during litigation. Going to court is an inherently unpredictable process with even the seemingly strong cases sometimes failing to...

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Humana Settles Nurses’ Wage and Hour FLSA Lawsuit for $11.2 Million
COVID-19, In the News

When it comes to unlawful conduct in the workplace, wage and hour violations are among the most common. Sometimes, these violations are overt, such as an employer withholding an employee’s paycheck. But often, it’s more subtle. One way employers underpay...

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Virginia’s New Coronavirus Workplace Rules
COVID-19, In the News

In the summer of 2020, Virginia led the nation by drafting and implementing occupational safety standards and rules that specifically dealt with the coronavirus. But these were emergency temporary standards, so on August 26, 2021, Virginia’s Safety and Health Codes...

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Coronavirus Work-From-Home Lawsuit Survives Motion to Dismiss
COVID-19, In the News

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, many employers were scrambling to figure out how to continue operations while states and municipalities began issuing stay-at-home and shutdown orders. Even without any legal mandates, companies had to figure out how to...

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Walmart Tries to Justify Firing a Disabled Employee
ADA, In the News

An employer’s discrimination against an employee because they’re disabled is often indirect. Yes, it’s true that a boss might tell an employee, “I don’t like the fact that you have a disability and that’s why I’m firing you.” But this...

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Can Employers Charge Unvaccinated Employees More For Health Insurance?
COVID-19

Vaccines for the coronavirus have been out for a while now, and one of them has already been fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Data also supports the conclusion that these vaccines are very effective in...

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Can My Employer Make Me Wear a Mask at Work?
COVID-19, Disability Rights

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about President Biden’s new vaccine requirements for federal workers and many private employers. Given the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines, it’s understandable that mandating their use is a logical next step in fighting the...

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Inadequate Workplace Investigations and How to Deal With Them
Advice

Earlier this month, several prominent U.S. gymnasts testified before Congress where they discussed the sexual abuse by Larry Nassar. But what received much of the media attention was the fact that the FBI failed to adequately investigate the complaints made...

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Is Racial Favoritism Legal at Work?
Race Discrimination

You’re probably already well aware that an employer can’t discriminate against you because of your race. But what happens if the racial discrimination doesn’t take the form of an adverse employment action but instead involves treating another employer better than...

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