Women and men should not have to deal with unwanted sexual advances, comments, or behaviors in the workplace. Unfortunately, many people suffer from a hostile or uncomfortable work environment due to sexual harassment. It is important to remember that this behavior is both unacceptable and illegal. No one should feel uncomfortable at work or be unable to advance their career due to the deplorable actions of someone else.
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Non-compete clauses and other so-called restrictive covenants are growing increasingly popular with employers. This poses a challenge to the existing structure of employment law and to business law attorneys.
This fall has seen an empowering movement for women who have been sexually harassed in the workplace. From revelations about the egregious conduct of one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein, to the downfall of one of the most recognizable faces in network news, Matt Lauer, America has begun to see how pervasive sexual harassment in the workplace is.
Although women have made great strides toward equality in the workplace, sexual harassment and discrimination are unfortunately still fairly common. According to a recent study, one in three women has experienced sexual harassment at work, although only 29% have actually reported this harassment to a supervisor or HR.
Unemployment can have a devastating effect on a person's life. However, if you have been a victim of wrongful discharge, you may be able to seek justice and compensation with the help of an experienced unemployment attorney.
While civil rights and societal acceptance have come a long way over the years for women and minorities, workplace discrimination< is unfortunately still much more common than it should be. Employees might be discriminated against on the basis of:
Calculating what overtime pay you might be entitled to as a tipped employee requires taking into account your employer’s tip credit, which is your employer’s credit against its minimum wage obligation to you.
Noncompete agreements or clauses are often part of an employment contract. As with any contract, you should review its meaning and potential impact on your future career with an attorney before signing anything.
Trying to understand whether you should be receiving overtime pay for working long hours can be confusing when you are a salaried employee. James Shoemaker, an experienced overtime lawyer can help make that process easier.
For salary workers, three factors determine whether you are exempt from overtime pay: