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Do I Have Workplace Rights If I Work In An Indian Casino?

Do I Have Workplace Rights If I Work In An Indian Casino?

Working for a Native American tribe has unique aspects

Working for a tribe can be lucrative, but do you have any rights under employment laws? Our resident employment law expert answers this reader question. Read More »

FMLA 20 Years Later: Paid Maternity Leave Now A Rare Benefit

FMLA 20 Years Later: Paid Maternity Leave Now A Rare Benefit

When Bill Clinton signed the Federal Medical Leave Act into law in 1993, it was hailed as a triumph for women and families. The FMLA permitted most workers to take three months of unpaid leave when seriously ill, or to care for a baby or sick relative. But 20 years later, optimism has been replaced with... Read More »

7 Signs Of Discrimination Against Veterans At Work

7 Signs Of Discrimination Against Veterans At Work

While American troops are overseas, fighting for their country, many people back home have "Support Our Troops" bumper stickers, hang yellow ribbons, and pray for their safe return. But once veterans return stateside, many find their employers aren't jumping up and down to have them come back to work. Veterans... Read More »

Va. Woman Fired Twice In Battle To Beat Breast Cancer

Va. Woman Fired Twice In Battle To Beat Breast Cancer

Connie Robinson has beaten breast cancer but these days feels like a loser because taking time off from work to treat the disease led to her being fired -- twice. Robinson first learned that she had breast cancer in October 2009, when she was working for an undisclosed Richmond, Va.-area organization as an... Read More »

Employers Reduce Flexibility Offered To Working Parents, Study Finds

Employers Reduce Flexibility Offered To Working Parents, Study Finds

A major study shows that companies are cutting voluntary parental leave which provides the flexibility that they sometimes need to manage major life changes. Read More »

Supreme Court Rules Workers Can't Sue States For Sick Leave

Supreme Court Rules Workers Can't Sue States For Sick Leave

By Jesse J. Holland WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states can't be sued under the Family and Medical Leave Act for refusing to give an employee time off to recover from an illness. One justice said the decision "dilutes the force" of the law that allows millions of working Americans time... Read More »

Obama Plan Would Extend Family Leave Job Protections To Military

Obama Plan Would Extend Family Leave Job Protections To Military

By Sam Hananel The Obama administration proposed new rules Monday to help military families care for service members when they are injured or called to active duty on short notice. The proposal expands eligibility under the Family and Medical Leave Act, which allows employees to take unpaid leave for... Read More »

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