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December 2017 Archives

Employees that are discriminated against have legal recourse

When a group of people works together towards a common goal, there are bound to be moments of elation -- and moments where the members of the group are at odds. This is just inherent to any group dynamic, and being able to work through these tough times is essential to a successful project.

Discrimination in the workplace based on beauty

There are numerous types of discrimination that take place in the workplace every single day. Most of this discrimination centers around a person's gender, race, sexual orientation or national origin. However, there is another type of discrimination that is becoming increasingly prevalent: harassment based on beauty. 

Who is covered by the Family Medical Leave Act?

In our last post, we talked about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and how it helps employees. Today, we want to continue the theme of looking at basic, but important, laws that protect employees and grant them rights. So let's talk about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

What is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act?

As we have talked about numerous times on this blog, every employee has rights. Even if they are an "at-will" employee, the individual has rights that protect them from predatory, discriminatory, or otherwise illegal activity on the part of the employer. Along these lines, today we want to talk about the Fair Labor Standards Act, an important law that governs how employees need to be treated.

Denied third break, no overtime pay leads to Amazon lawsuit

Amazon is facing another lawsuit that alleges wage and hour violations after a worker claimed that his employers at the Sacramento shipping center scheduled workers for 10 hour shifts without paying them overtime and without offering a third break for rest. According to the lawsuit, Amazon is responsible for lost wages and compensation given that they don't offer their workers just compensation for the time they were working.