Barbara Kate Repa

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

Your Right to a Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ADA gives employees with disabilities the right to reasonable accommodations that will allow them to do their jobs.
How to File a Workers' Compensation Claim
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.
Wrongful Termination: Gathering Documentation
If you lose your job, protect your legal rights with documentation.
Arbitration Pros and Cons
Whether you've signed a contract with mandatory arbitration language buried within or are considering arbitration as an alternative to litigation, it pays to learn the pros and cons of arbitration.
State Laws on Access to Your Personnel File
In many states, employees have the right to view, or request a copy of, their personnel files.
How and Where Do I File For Unemployment?
Learn how -- and where -- to file your claim for unemployment benefits.
Social Security Retirement Benefits
Eligibility, amount, taxation, and timing of Social Security retirement benefits.
If Your Wages Are Garnished: Your Rights
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.
Disabilities Covered by Social Security Disability Benefits
To collect Social Security disability benefits, your condition must meet the legal definition of a disability.
Collecting Other Benefits and Income While on Social Security Disability
Some benefits and income will decrease your SSDI check, while others will not.