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  • An Employee Guide to Navigating Termination Concerns

    October 19, 2023

    Photo courtesy of Faizal Ramli Every worker, at some point, will face uncertainties in their job. But when the looming cloud of potential termination overshadows you, being informed and prepared is crucial. Below, our friends at Cohen & Cohen provide a comprehensive guide for employees to ensure they’re well-armed against unjust dismissals.Knowledge is PowerYou’ve probably heard […]

  • My Employer Fired Me For Taking Medication For My Mental Health. Is This Legal?

    March 29, 2023

    Photo by EKATERINA  BOLOVTSOVAHave you wondered, “Can an employer fire you for taking prescribed medication?” The short answer is no. Taking prescribed medication at work shouldn’t hold you back from keeping a job. There are laws—the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act—that protect you should you be fired for […]

  • What is Wage Discrimination and How Can I Prove It? – Shegerian Law

    March 21, 2023

    Fair compensation is arguably an essential facet of employment today. If wage discrimination in the workplace happens, the effects can negatively impact everyone. Employment discrimination laws exist to ensure all workers are compensated fairly for their work. Additionally, these legal mandates protect employees from wage discrimination due to bias against certain groups.Wage discrimination refers to several […]

  • Can My Employer Force Me to Retire Once I Reach a Certain Age?

    March 12, 2023

    Photo by Teona Swift A recent survey shows that most American employees think the best retirement age is between 60 and 65. Retiring at this age gives individuals the financial security to enjoy life while still relatively young.Nonetheless, depending on their income, some people retire earlier or later. The survey indicates that those making at […]

  • 6 Forms of Religious Discrimination at Work (And How to Address Them)

    March 8, 2023

    Photo by MonsteraReligion is one of the oldest proofs of human civilization. As such, it’s also one of the facets of existence to bring discourse and debate because of their origins and the culture and practices threaded into it. Fortunately, more and more people acknowledge the differences between all religions.However, while this is a positive […]

  • An Employee’s Comprehensive Guide to Employment Benefits

    December 26, 2022

    It’s a big world out there, which makes the prospect of job hunting, let alone getting a job, more daunting. Despite these challenges, being accepted to a position that aligns with your morals, career goals, education, and interests is a significant milestone for any aspiring professional. Earning a living opens you to a host of […]

  • What to Do When You Get Fired: A Detailed Guide

    December 11, 2022

    One of the notable lows during the pandemic was that many people lost their jobs involuntarily. Finding yourself unemployed in uncertain times will take a toll on your financial stability and even your physical and mental health.  There can be many reasons you’re on the hot seat, with the worst-case scenario being let go by […]

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act: An Ultimate Guide

    December 7, 2022

    All companies must establish strong workplace policies regardless of size or industry. While protocols and procedures may vary on a case-by-case basis, all organizations must have fair labor practices. From exercising inclusivity, respect, and teamwork to following codes of ethics, employees and employers must comply and co-exist harmoniously. In addition to a safe workplace, all […]

  • All You Need to Know About the OSHA’s Workplace Safety Law

    November 30, 2022

    Generally speaking, all employees are much more productive in an environment where they feel safe and comfortable. Meanwhile, employers will have peace of mind if their teams are protected from various risks and dangers in the workplace. As the manager of your company, you should know by now that building a safe working environment is […]

  • A Legal Guide to Dating a Coworker: The Dos and Don’ts

    November 25, 2022

    Spending a third of the day at work eventually leads to strong connections with coworkers. Besides forming friendships that can last a lifetime, many also develop deep feelings and fall for each other. A survey showed that most employees had formed some office romance; 58% have been involved with a colleague, and 72% of those […]

  • The Great Resignation Explained: Facts, Figures, and Causes

    November 23, 2022

    In 2021, the world was still facing the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, like lockdowns and the global recession. This was also when the so-called Great Resignation started, which describes the elevated rate at which employees in the United States started quitting their jobs. There have been numerous opinions as to what is truly driving […]

  • Top Causes of Employee Turnover and How to Address Them

    October 10, 2022

    Employee retention can be a challenging ordeal for many companies. Think of sudden resignations leading to grueling hours of resume sorting, interviews, training sessions, and many more. Since recruiting can take up a significant amount of time and resources, retention should instead be the focus of employers and managers. Talents are one of—if not—the most […]