Barbara Kate Repa, a lawyer and journalist, wrote and edited for Nolo from 1988 to 2010—specializing in workplace rights, estate planning, and end-of-life issues. She worked on Nolo's Quicken WillMaker Plus software and is the coauthor of Your Rights in the Workplace. She currently works as a legal expert on aging, healthcare, and end-of-life issues.
Articles By Barbara Kate Repa
In many states, employees have the right to view, or request a copy of, their personnel files.
Eligibility, amount, taxation, and timing of Social Security retirement benefits.
Learn how -- and where -- to file your claim for unemployment benefits.
To get workers' comp benefits for an on-the-job injury or illness, you need to follow your state's rules for reporting the injury and filing a claim. Learn how the process works and where to get more information and help.
Your wages can be garnished if you owe child support, alimony, student loans, or back taxes, or a court judgment has been entered against you.
To collect Social Security disability benefits, your condition must meet the legal definition of a disability.
Some benefits and income will decrease your SSDI check, while others will not.
Many states regulate what an employer may say about a former employee—for example, when giving a reference to a prospective employer. Does your state make employers immune from liability for statements they make in a reference?
For many older people, and their loved ones, determining when they are no longer safe on the road is a difficult and heart wrenching process. But ignoring the issue can be dangerous. Elders should carefully monitor their physical changes and make sure any changes don't inhibit their driving ability. Family and friends can also watch for signs that indicate an older person should not be driving.
Learn how to assert your right to work free of discrimination and harassment.