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Arkansas Family and Medical Leave Laws

Like employers in every state, Arkansas employers must comply with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows eligible employees t...

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Family and Medical Leave for Arizona Employees

Employers in every state are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows eligible employees to take unpaid leave, with ...

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Alaska Family and Medical Leave

Employers in every state are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows eligible employees to take unpaid leave, with th...

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Family and Medical Leave in Alabama

Employers in every state are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows eligible employees to take unpaid leave, with th...

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Your Rights in the Workplace

We spend most of our days at workits inevitable we find ourselves with questions about the laws that affect so many aspects of the workplace.

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Your Right to a Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of workers’ disabilities.

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The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act

The purposes of the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act OWBPA) are to make it illegal for an employer to:

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Filing an EEOC Charge of Discrimination

If you are facing workplace discrimination or harassment, your first line of defense should be to complain within your company, using the complaint pr...

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Enforcing Your OSHA Rights

If you believe that your workplace is unsafe, your first action should be to make your supervisor at work aware as soon as possible.

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Phone Calls, Voice Mail, and Secret Recordings: What Are Your Rights?

We have arrived at the place we long feared: Technological advances have made it easy for Big Brother—and anyone else who wants to join him—to wat...

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State Laws on Drug Testing

Except for certain employers in industries that are heavily regulated by the federal government (such as transportation, nuclear energy, and military ...

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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act

The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) outlaws employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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Calculating Work Hours

When a work day or other pay period begins and ends is determined by a law called the Portal-to-Portal Pay Act. (29 U.S.C.

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Your Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guarantees a number of rights, primarily aimed at ensuring that workers get paid fairly for the time they work. 

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Who is Covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act?

The most important and most far-reaching law guaranteeing a worker’s right to be paid fairly is the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which:

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Hiring a Lawyer for an Employment Issue

If your workplace problem involves a complex or ambiguous area of law—negotiating a complicated settlement, filing a claim of blacklisting, or suing...

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Discrimination on the Basis of Citizenship

The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) makes it illegal for an employer with at least four employees to discriminate in hiring and firing work...

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The Right to Deunionize

Just as it gives employees the right to unionize, the NLRA also gives them the right to withdraw from union membership.

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The Right to Unionize

Sections 7 and 8 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) guarantee employees the right to create, join, and participate in a labor union without be...

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401(k) Deferred Compensation Plans

Many employers that offer retirement benefits do so through a 401(k) deferred compensation plan (the name comes from the number of an IRS regulation t...

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Collecting Other Benefits and Income While on Social Security Disability

Because disability payments are often not enough to live on, it will be important for you to collect all the other benefits to which you may be entitl...

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Filing a Workers Compensation Claim

If you've been injured or become ill at work, you may need to file for workers' compensation.

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Injuries and Illnesses Covered by Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation provides a claim and benefit system for workers who become ill, are injured, or die on the job.

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How to Start a Workplace Claim Against Your Employer

As an employee, you have many rights, including the right not to be discriminated against or harassed, the right to be paid the minimum wage as well a...

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