Employment Blog

Reacting to an Employer’s Rebuttal
Advice

So, you took the important step of hiring an attorney and sending your employer a demand letter outlining the ways your employer wronged you. After a while of waiting, you receive the employer’s response – or rebuttal – and it...

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Commonly Asked Questions About the Surveillance of Telecommuting Workers
Advice

  Working from home has its advantages, but there are some potential drawbacks, including the right of your employer to monitor what you do while on the job. This ability to monitor employees has some limits, which we’ll address with...

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Businesses Incentives Associated with Diversity
Advice

Many business owners are suffering from diversity fatigue, as they think it’s too much of an effort to implement diversity. In fact, businesses with a homogeneous workforce suffer a disadvantage in comparative success to more diverse companies by a quarter...

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What You Need to Know as a Gig Worker
Advice

More and more Americans nowadays are beginning to transition into the gig economy, ranging from construction jobs to web development. Rapid development in technology is making it easier to make that transition, and it has led over a third of...

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Your Rights to Family Leave Could Change
Advice

Picture this: it is almost your wife’s due date and you need to take paternity leave, or your elderly father has a bad fall and requires long-term treatment. Unforeseeable events like those can occur to any worker, and he or...

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Many Federal Employees Must Now Report Cryptocurrency Assets
Advice

Cryptocurrency is a new technology that allows individuals to collect units of currency and transfer funds without the use of a central bank. While relatively new, there is no doubt cryptocurrency can be considered assets, as it holds value. The...

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Workplace Bullying: What to Do If It Happens to You
Advice

Picture this: you’ve been working in the same place for several years. You’re diligent, smart, and dedicated; you do good work. But recently, you’ve gotten a new supervisor, and she seems determined to bring you down. Nothing you do is...

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I Work for a Franchise—Who Is My Employer?
Advice

If you work for a company that owns a franchise, you may have to obey many rules to keep your job. But whose rules are they? How and why you’re treated as an employee, and by whom, are the big...

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The Washington Post: When You See Your Married Boss’s Profile on a Dating Site
Advice, Discrimination, In the News

February 2, 2017 It defies logic that a man with a possibly marriage-ending secret would preemptively attack someone in a position to reveal that secret to his spouse — but logic and lust are rarely bedfellows. Whether he was nudging...

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Does the National Labor Relations Act Apply If My Employer Is Not Unionized?
Advice

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) covers most employers whose workforce is unionized or whose employees are organizing a union, but it also applies in situations where neither is the case. The NLRA is enforced by the federal National Labor...

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