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  • Non-Compete Clauses: A Handy Guide

    April 28, 2022

    Employees must sign a contract before they begin their first official day at the workplace. For both them and the employer, this is an essential step that provides a clear understanding of how the partnership will work. The contract serves as a legally binding document that includes specific clauses that will help you retain your […]

  • Breach of Contract: A Guide to Why It Should Be Avoided

    April 19, 2022

    Most prospects search for jobs that pique their interests and align with their specific skill sets and experience. Once they find a job that fits the criteria, they apply and get notified if the company is interested. However, the hiring process is long and arduous, often requiring examination and a series of interviews. Once the […]

  • Gender and Neo Pronouns: A Guide to Using the Correct Term

    April 6, 2022

    There has been progress in the legal landscape, the realm of social opinions, and attitudes towards sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression. Nonetheless, discrimination is still rampant in all areas of public and private life, including the workplace.  In fact, 8–17% of gay and transgender workers report being passed over for a job or fired […]

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Implied and Oral Contracts of Employment

    March 21, 2022

    Under the current legal system, agreements are typically solidified and bound through a contract. Contracts provide a record of commitments and obligations between two or more parties to prevent conflict and manage risk. As a result, contracts play a vital role in a wide range of situations—including employment. Naturally, having a legally binding contract is […]

  • Forced Resignation: A Guide to Handling It Right

    March 9, 2022

    As much as anyone wants to be the “perfect” employee, it’s simply not possible because there’s no such thing. Sometimes, there are situations at work where you cannot avoid making mistakes, and the best thing to do is learn from them and move on.  Unfortunately, some of these issues can be repetitive, which don’t look […]

  • How to Take Further Action When You’ve Been Passed Up for an Employee Promotion

    March 2, 2022

    Workplace discrimination can be difficult to deal with regardless of your position, gender, age, or experience.  In most cases, this problem appears to be a huge and impenetrable wall that can hinder your career growth over time. This is because discrimination in the workplace can cause unnecessary stress that affects your overall performance and attitude […]

  • Remote Working Arrangements: A List of Possible Legal Issues

    February 17, 2022

    For nearly the past two years, the global pandemic has caused significant changes in how people approach work. Due to the health risks brought by the novel coronavirus, remote working and hybrid arrangements have become the new standard. While this may be a more comfortable alternative for many, it’s hard to ignore the challenges that […]

  • How to Properly Respond to a Breach of Contract

    February 9, 2022

    In any business, compliance amongst stakeholders ensures smooth operations. In a highly complex environment such as a workplace, it takes more than just showing up to work every day. Maintaining cooperation and ensuring satisfactory performance are needed to keep the company intact. This relationship between collaboration and performance is why employment contracts are necessary. Contracts […]

  • Eliminating Racism in the Workplace: A Handy Guide

    January 14, 2022

    Racial discrimination has long been a deeply rooted social issue but is repeatedly ignored—that is, until recently. In 2020, racism came to be in the spotlight again when the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement took center stage. Even the COVID-19 pandemic spurred a wave of racism. It targeted Asians who are unreasonably being blamed for […]

  • Raising the Minimum Wage: Why It’s Time to Do It Now

    December 17, 2021

    According to a 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 247,000 Americans age 16 and older were working jobs that pay the prevailing minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Meanwhile, those earning below the federal minimum hourly rate were at 865,500. In total, this records about 1.1 million people in the workforce burning themselves out […]

  • A Guide to Addressing Ethnic or Racial Slurs in the Workplace

    November 1, 2021

    According to the 2020 Census, the decade 2010–2020 is the first time since 1790 that the white population did not grow. It means that other racial and ethnic groups are responsible for the overall population growth of the U.S. As the country shifts to a more diverse population, it will undoubtedly affect the future of […]

  • Paternity Leave in the U.S.: How Does the Law Benefit Dads?

    October 25, 2021

    Bringing another human being into this world is pure unparalleled excitement. Just looking at your newborn will surely be a tremendous source of pride and joy. You’ll have a chance to connect with another life that is your own flesh and blood. Moreover, you’ll have the opportunity to shape human consciousness in such a way […]