We get all kinds of queries and questions from employees about their workplace frustrations. Many times, people will describe a certain situation and ask “Is this legal?” Sometimes the issues do in fact describe illegal activity. Other times it’s just annoying, or morally wrong, but not necessarily illegal. But…. does it matter? Well…. yes and no.Read post
Plumbers, pay attention! Many plumbers are not aware that they have rights! One or more of the situations below may apply to you. If so, there is a good chance that there is something you can do about it! Otherwise, there may be something getting screwed other than your pipe fittings.Read post
When you do land that sweet new job, chances are you’ll be asked to sign one form of agreement or another: * Offer Letter; * Pay plan/Commission Structure; * Employment Agreement;Read post
If you find yourself looking for a job – especially in a time when there are few jobs to be had – and aren’t having much luck, here are a few tips.Read post
You might not believe it, but some employers think they can hold your last paycheck hostage, or not pay it at all. They have no legal right to do that, and there is something you can do about itRead post
If you have received a “cease and desist” or other scary lawyer letter saying that your former employer believes you to be in violation of a non-compete, non-solicitation, and/or nondisclosure/confidentiality agreement, you are not alone.Read post
Sometimes employers offer to pay their workers cash, without a paystub. Some call this paying you “under the table.” Sometimes it is to avoid taxes. Sometimes it is for other reasons. Chances are that if your boss is paying you, or offering to pay you, under the table, he or she is probably presenting it asRead post
It may feel like a perfectly normal workday. You get in at 8:30. You take a half hour for lunch. Then you clock out for the day at 5:30 or 6:00. Could be worse, right? And if you’re a salaried employee, who’s counting how many hours you’re working anyway? The job’s got to get done,Read post
In most states, “Wrongful Termination” is about as illegal as “Wrongful Romantic Breakup” – meaning: it isn’t. When you’ve been dating someone or fallen head over heels, you may not want that other person to break up with you…. but it doesn’t mean that it’s illegal for them to break up with you. Many employeesRead post
Far too many employers will do whatever they can to try to save a buck or two. Even more, just don’t take the time to know how to follow the wage laws. Unfortunately, these practices often come at the expense of the wages you, as the employee, earned, and should have been paid. The lawsRead post
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