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NFL Protests: Freedom of Speech in the Workplace?

Few issues have generated more debate than the recent protests by NFL players. It appears that many people believe the players’ actions are protected by the First Amendment and they are ...
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Sex, Lies, and Settlements

Harvey Weinstein is an American film producer and former film studio executive. He was the co-founder of Miramax, which produced several popular independent films including Pulp Fiction, Clerks, The ...
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Employment Contracts: What are You Really Agreeing to?

Millions of workers have signed an Employment Agreement. If you have signed one, did you read it? Do you really know what you have agreed to? A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute found that ...
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Do Not Let a Lack of Communication Bar Your ADA Claim

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees in the workplace. When a reasonable accommodation can be made, it should be applied to any ...
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Can Employees Waive FMLA Rights Without Court Approval?

The answer to this question depends on your Federal Circuit’s interpretation of the word “prospective.” In 2009, the Department of Labor amended a regulation to specifically prohibit ...
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MLB Umpire Files Title VII Suit

Can you be unpopular or even bad at your job and still be discriminated against? The answer may be yes; we will have to wait and see how the recently filed discrimination lawsuit against Major League ...
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Does a Transfer Constitute an Adverse Employment Action?

When an employer terminates, suspends, or demotes an employee who engages in activity protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it can give rise to a Title VII retaliation claim. ...
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Do Not Let Social Media Impact Your Employment

Unless you live in Montana, your employment is probably “at-will.” This means your employer could terminate you for virtually any reason, if it is not discriminatory. Those reasons could ...
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Is An Employee Eligible for FMLA After a Natural Disaster?

Within mere weeks, the US will endure multiple historic natural disasters. Hurricane Harvey devastates parts of Texas at the end of August and Hurricane Irma is already bearing down on Florida. Each ...
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Can I Seek Additional Leave if I Exhaust my FMLA?

Employees who qualify for protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) can take up to twelve weeks of leave without fear of losing their job. The FMLA affords employees ...
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Workplace Bullying: Is It Illegal?

During the last decade, anti-bullying measures have grown in popularity throughout our children's schools. While this is undoubtedly a positive development, it begs the question - "What is ...
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Intrafamily Adoption

Blended and multigenerational households are becoming increasingly more common in the 21st Century. It is also becoming increasingly popular for family members in these households to formalize the ...
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Can My Boss Single Me Out Based Upon My Gender?

Gender discrimination occurs when your employer treats you differently because of your sex, male or female. Here are questions that need to be asked and answered to help you decide if you have a ...
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Should I Accept A Severance Package?

Losing your job is a traumatic experience. Dealing with the situation often requires making quick and difficult decisions. One of the first decision many people must make is, whether or not to accept ...
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