May 2019

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Posted by Legal Team On May 31, 2019

New threshold for exempt employees is coming

Are you an “exempt employee” who isn’t entitled to overtime no matter how many hours you put in behind the desk? Well, that may soon change. If the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has its way, the path to overtime may become available for a whole…

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When your employer discourages conversations about pay, watch out

One of the biggest social taboos at work is discussing your rate of pay with your co-workers — and that suits your employer just fine. In fact, many employers have openly discouraged employees from discussing their wages with each other — despite the fact that it’s illegal…

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Know your rights regarding work and mental health issues

Mental health issues are very common. However, many people still don’t realize that their mental health conditions are entitled to the same workplace protections that physical disabilities are accorded through the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has…

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Amazon faces renewed charges of pregnancy discrimination

Imagine this: You’re pregnant. The law — and your employee handbook — guarantee you at least three 10-minute breaks during your shift. To take your break to go to the bathroom, you have to call your supervisor over and let them know that you need to leave,…

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Posted by Legal Team On May 2, 2019

Don’t let your employer get away with violating your rights

Most people only have a vague idea of what rights they have as employees. Young people, especially, often lack the experience to know when they’re being cheated or abused by an employer. However, even older workers can be taken advantage of — especially if they’re from poor…

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