October 2016

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Posted by Legal Team On October 31, 2016

Illegal interview questions

Historically, employers have had the latitude to ask an array of questions in an interview. In the 1960s, however, some laws began to shape up regarding the kind of questions that were permitted in an interview. Questions pertaining to elements like race, religion, beliefs, marital status and the age…

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Posted by Legal Team On October 23, 2016

Equal Pay Act and gender wage discrimination

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) of 1963 was passed to prohibit wage discrimination in the workplace on the basis of gender. The Act is an amendment to the Fair Labor Standard Act (FSLA) and was passed because men and women doing the same job were being paid…

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Posted by Legal Team On October 16, 2016

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

United States law protects disabled people from discrimination in the workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990 to put an end to disability discrimination in employment, public accommodations, state and local governments or transportation. Any person who is disabled is protected under the Act. Under…

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Posted by Legal Team On October 10, 2016

Receiving unemployment compensation

Growing economic problems all over the world result in companies laying off their employees to reduce costs. Budget cuts mean employees must be let go, and the ones who are left have to work harder. Employees who are fired without a particular reason might be eligible for…

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Posted by Legal Team On October 2, 2016

Dealing with quid pro quo harassment

Sexual harassment at the workplace is a major problem faced by some employees. It becomes even more complicated if a superior is the harasser. Quid pro quo harassment is the act of offering something to an employee in return for a sexual demand. The thing offered could…

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