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May 2016 Archives

New overtime rule expands eligibility

If you work more than 40 hours a week and are a non-exempt employee, you should expect to receive overtime pay for your extra hours. Federal laws are in place to protect and enforce overtime laws, and there are very strict guidelines on who can and cannot be considered a non-exempt employee.

What is sexual harassment?

Dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace can make your job so unpleasant, you may not want to go to work. Fortunately, there are ways to make the offensive behavior stop. You may even have a legal claim against your employer if the behavior constitutes illegal sexual harassment.

Don't be surprised by arbitration

In our last post, we discussed the importance of reading employment agreements carefully before signing them. In that post, we explained that signing these documents without proper review and understanding could jeopardize a person's legal options in the wake of a dispute.

Why you must be careful when signing an employment agreement

Getting offered a new job can make people feel very excited and eager to start a new chapter in their professional lives. With all this anticipation, it can be easy to want to do whatever you can to get through the hiring process and get started. However, before you get too far ahead of yourself, it can be wise to slow down, be thorough and avoid making any decisions that could come back to haunt you.

Why you will want to consider a wrongful termination claim

Being fired can turn your entire world upside down. With that one decision, you might not be able to pay rent, buy groceries, fix your car or support your family. Considering how devastating that one decision can be, it is crucial that it be made wisely.