Employment Law

9 Ways A DUI Will Destroy Your Career

9 Ways A DUI Will Destroy Your Career

The devastating effects drunk driving will have on your job

If you're arrested for DUI, it can cost you your job. Here's how a DUI will affect you at work and what to do if you're stopped by police after drinking. Read More »

Walmart Responds to Government Unfair Labor Charges

Walmart Responds to Government Unfair Labor Charges

The complaint is the largest ever brought against the retailer

The National Labor Relations Board says the retailer illegally fired, disciplined or threatened more than 60 employees who participated in protests. Read More »

Does Your Religion Excuse Homophobic, Racist or Sexist Behavior At Work?

Does Your Religion Excuse Homophobic, Racist or Sexist Behavior At Work?

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson not protected by Title VII

If you have religious beliefs about homosexuality, women working or slavery, can you express that at work? Are you protected against religious discrimination? Read More »

Still No Free Speech At Work: Response To Your Comments on Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty

Still No Free Speech At Work: Response To Your Comments on Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty

Despite reader skepticism, First Amendment does not protect employees

When AOL's employment law expert said Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson wasn't protected by the 1st Amendment, you were skeptical. Here's why you shouldn't be. Read More »

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Surviving Doesn't Mean You Can Say Anything At Work

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Surviving Doesn't Mean You Can Say Anything At Work

First Amendment has no power in the workplace

Phil Robertson survived the brouhaha over his public anti-gay and racist comments. Would you? There's no freedom of speech protection at work. Read More »

Is My Noncompete Agreement Enforceable If I Move Out Of State?

Is My Noncompete Agreement Enforceable If I Move Out Of State?

Review noncompete obligations carefully before leaving

If you're getting ready to leave your employer and move out of state, are you bound by your noncompete agreement? Here's what you need to know before you move Read More »

Is My Noncompete Enforceable If I'm Fired Without Cause?

Is My Noncompete Enforceable If I'm Fired Without Cause?

Don't assume your non-competition obligations end when you're fired

If you think employers can't enforce noncompete agreements if you are fired without cause, think again. Here are some ways you may be able to escape. Read More »

Can My Employer Make Me Socialize With Co-Workers?

Can My Employer Make Me Socialize With Co-Workers?

Whether you say yes or no to office events, here are your legal rights

It's that time of year when employees are asked to attend events with co-workers. Do you have to? Your legal rights if you say yes or no to office socializing Read More »

Can My Employer Trash Me In References?

Can My Employer Trash Me In References?

6 things you need to know about job references

Think your former employer can't trash you in job references? Think again. What you need to know about references, and how to find out what they're saying. Read More »

Can I Secretly Record a Conversation at Work?

Can I Secretly Record a Conversation at Work?

It could land you in jail, so here's what you need to consider first

Record a conversation at work? You may or may not have committed a crime. Here's what you need to know before you press the record button. Read More »

Are Hugs The New Handshake?

Are Hugs The New Handshake?

When is it ok to hug at work and how can you figure that out?

Are hugs at work warm and friendly or bordering on sexual harassment? Depends on the person and the culture. Here are some etiquette guidelines. Read More »

HR Wants To Meet! What Do I Do?

HR Wants To Meet! What Do I Do?

How to prepare when you get the call to meet with HR

You get the call or the email and your heart sinks. HR wants to meet with you. Don't panic! Here's how to prepare for that dreaded meeting with HR. Read More »

ENDA (Banning Sexual Orientation Discrimination) Passes In Senate. What Will It Mean If It Becomes Law?

ENDA (Banning Sexual Orientation Discrimination) Passes In Senate. What Will It Mean If It Becomes Law?

What ENDA will (and won't) do if signed into law

Now that the Senate passed ENDA, prohibiting discrimination due to sexual orientation, what can we expect? Here's what ENDA will do (and what it won't do) Read More »

Major League Baseball Under Fire For Internship Practices

Major League Baseball Under Fire For Internship Practices

Possible unpaid internships are at the heart of the matter

The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins are under investigation by the Department of Labor for possible minimum wage violations of low-paid employees. Read More »

How Do I Get Out Of My Noncompete Agreement?

How Do I Get Out Of My Noncompete Agreement?

Top 7 ways to overcome non-competitive restrictions

Many employers impose non-competition restrictions on employees. How do you get out of your noncompete agreement? Here are 7 ways to overcome your noncompete. Read More »

7 Ways To Protect Yourself If Your Boss Is a Bully

7 Ways To Protect Yourself If Your Boss Is a Bully

Steps you can take to stop being a victim of workplace bullying

Is your boss a bully? While workplace bullying isn't illegal, you can take steps to protect yourself and not be a victim. Read More »

5 Ways Your Workplace Bully May Be Breaking The Law

5 Ways Your Workplace Bully May Be Breaking The Law

'Used and abused' asks what a small staff can do

While workplace bullying is not illegal, bullies may cross the line into illegal behavior. Here are five ways your workplace bully might be breaking the law. Read More »

7 Ways to Prove Weight Discrimination

7 Ways to Prove Weight Discrimination

Obesity may be an official disease, but how do you prove discrimination?

The American Medical Association has declared obesity to be a disease. Will this help the overweight bring weight discrimination claims against their employers? Here are 7 ways you can prove illegal weight discrimination. Read More »

Should I Tell My Boss About My Mental Illness?

Should I Tell My Boss About My Mental Illness?

Why You Should No™t (And Three Times You Should)

A reader says everything changed at work once she disclosed her PTSD to her boss. When should you disclose a mental illness to your employer? How do you prove discrimination? Read More »

Shutdown Doesn't Stop Employment Law Filing Deadlines

Shutdown Doesn't Stop Employment Law Filing Deadlines

How to file when computers are down

If you have a deadline up for a discrimination or unfair labor practices claim against your employer, the shutdown doesn't give you an extension. Here's what to do. Read More »

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