Employment Blog

Former Employee Wins $7 Million Wrongful Termination Trial Verdict
Advice

On October 6, 2021, a Los Angeles jury concluded that a Coca-Cola bottler heir’s company must pay out $7 million in damages. Of this total, $6 million were for punitive damages and $1 million for economic and non-economic damages. The...

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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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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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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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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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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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Top 3 Critical Mistakes Employees Make When Filing Cases Against Their Employer
Advice

When your employer has clearly violated employment law, it may seem like an open-and-shut case from your point of view. Unfortunately, the law isn’t that simple. There are plenty of pitfalls along the way to filing and winning a case...

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Radicalization In The Workplace: Rights And Duties In The Private Sector
Advice

The January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol revealed a lot about the United States, including the fact that there is far more violent political radicalization in this country than many of us thought. Perhaps you think there’s nothing...

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