Employment Blog

Suing Your Employer? You Just Need One Good Claim
Advice

Many of us love our jobs. Whether it’s what we do or whom we work with, we enjoy going in to work each day. But sometimes, work can become miserable. Perhaps there’s new management that likes to make fun of...

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Biometric Data: What Rights Do Employees Have?
The Digital Workplace

Advancements in technology have brought about many changes for modern society. These have affected various aspects of our life, including the workplace. One way in particular has been with keeping track of employee attendance and hours worked. The Good Ol’...

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The Four Critical Mistakes People Make When Quitting A Job
Advice

It might be an understatement, but it’s safe to say that the coronavirus dramatically affected the employment landscape. One of the biggest ways is in the increase in telecommuting and the workers’ desire to continue using it. For example, almost...

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Applying the Sherman Antitrust Act to Employers: What You Need To Know
Advice

Our country’s economy has a long tradition based on free-market principles. For example, companies should be allowed to run their businesses as they see fit and grab as much market share as possible. And workers should have the ability to...

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Workplace Shootings: An Overview of Employee Rights
Uncategorized

On May 26, 2021, the United States experienced yet another mass shooting. This time, it occurred at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose, California. According to Gun Violence Archive, this was just one of the more than...

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Should You Take a Lie Detector Test as a Federal Employee?
Advice

Since 1988, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) has barred most private employers from using lie detector tests in the employment setting. This prohibition applies to pre-employment screenings and after someone has already been hired. Employers subject to the EPPA...

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Data Trusts: How They Can Help Protect Employee Data
The Digital Workplace

With the proliferation of social media and the Internet of Things, there’s been a lot of attention about protecting personal information. This has been a serious concern of consumers for some time now, whether it’s tracking cookies when visiting a...

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Employer Sabotaging Your Job Search? What You Need To Know
Termination

Having a hard time at work is bad enough. It’s even worse when your office troubles are the result of your employer acting unlawfully towards you. Maybe you’re the victim of sexual harassment or age discrimination. Perhaps you blew the...

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Compensation Clawback Policies: How They Can Affect Your Discrimination Claim
Discrimination

Compensation clawback policies started to gain traction in the early 2000s following the fallout of a series of accounting scandals. Remember hearing about Enron and WorldCom? Thanks to the financial misconduct of executives at those and many other companies, Congress...

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Who Is Covered by the DC Human Rights Act?
Discrimination

When it comes to employment rights, Washington, D.C. has one of the most employee-friendly laws in the country. Many of these workplace protections come from the DC Human Rights Act (DCHRA). For example, the DCHRA recognizes more protected characteristics than...

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