Employee Rights Archives - Shegerian Law
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Physically Assaulted by a Colleague? Here’s What You Need to Know

    June 26, 2022

    Ideally, the workplace should be a safe space for all employees, regardless of one’s beliefs and identity. However, the ideal doesn’t always manifest since the office can be a breeding ground for tension. When workers feel like they are way above their heads and have problems with projects, disputes may arise, potentially leading to serious […]

  • Independent Contractor vs. Regular Employee: What’s the Difference?

    June 1, 2022

    There are two common ways to go about when making a living: you may go the employee route, move up the ranks in the corporate ladder, and reach a position you desire; or, go the business route, where you try to make a name for yourself and become your own boss. These two routes can […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • COVID-19 Employee Rights: What You Need to Know

    October 6, 2021

    Regardless of industry, the pandemic has changed the way people work. While some have shifted to remote set-ups, unfortunately, many lost their jobs, too. In addition, although the pandemic brought about an economic crisis, it also gave rise to a severe stigma on employees who have or may have COVID-19. Aside from the many disastrous […]