Workplace Discrimination

January 21, 2016
Conflict Between Employees

How to Deal With Conflict Between Employees in the Workplace

Conflict is just a fact of life.  Even when we were toddlers, it seems we had issues and were verbal about what we didn’t like.  We argued with our siblings about our possessions and our “standing in the family”… even though being the oldest didn’t always trump other factors.  Things didn’t change once we got to school either – there was always something to whine about it seems.  No two people are alike and we are not cut from the […]
January 19, 2016
Drop The Box Initiative

What is The Drop The Box Initiative?

On Monday, November 2, 2015, President Obama introduced the concept of the “Drop the Box” initiative in a speech given at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey.  The President announced a new executive order which will be geared to prohibit federal agencies from requesting job applicants to reveal if they have a criminal record.  This initiative is part of Mr. Obama’s overall criminal justice reform effort.  The “Drop the Box” initiative would allow prospective employees not to check a box […]
October 9, 2015
Presidential Election

The Presidential Election and The Workplace

Chances are if you work in a company, business or even a store, that water cooler talk is always prevalent in the office.  Especially true when there is some sort of a presidential election going on like there is right now.  People always want to chime in as to who they want to win, think should win, or what their different outlooks are in terms of the election, their political choices, etc.  People often talk about all sorts of things […]
September 29, 2015
Pregnancy discrimination

What is Pregnancy Discrimination?

It might be the year 2015, but there is still a lot of unlawful discrimination going on in our world, even for pregnant women.  In 2006, the EEOC actually received over 5000 complaints from new moms where they were having trouble at work because they were pregnant.  But, in 2015, while this number has gone down, it’s still quite a problem and is still quite prevalent in the workplace.  There are laws that keep you safe, however, but sometimes it’s […]
March 10, 2015

Employment Laws for Management

While an employee needs to be aware of their rights and some of the laws as an employee for a business, entity or company, a manager or supervisor needs to be aware of ALL of the legal laws and rules when it comes to labor and employment laws.  Most of the companies out there work diligently and closely with Human Resources to make sure that certain laws and rules are being followed. If you are a supervisor, manager or even […]
March 3, 2015

Rights for Salary Versus Hourly Employees

When it comes to salary laws versus hourly employees the laws are created by the U.S. Department of Labor in the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.  While the rules are created by the U.S. Department of Labor is the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, they are enforced by the Wage and Hour Division.  The Wage and Hour division are also the people that investigate things like employee claims, and unfair practices such as minimum wage, OT, working hours […]
February 23, 2015

Is My Boss a Bully?

In certain situations where you are the employee and the boss is the big honcho he or she might find it funny to belittle you.  Frankly, I dislike people like this.  People that think just because they are the “boss” that they can treat employees however they want because they can.  But, there is a line between someone being a bully – a jerk just for the sake of being a jerk, and someone physically hurting you or discriminating against […]
February 9, 2015

Workplace Pregnancy Harassment

In a perfect world you could get pregnant and you could still keep your job without your boss or other people harassing you.  In a perfect world, people wouldn’t act disgraceful and wouldn’t make you stressed out during an emotion time in your life.  Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world and sometimes you run into jerks that think they are above the law or they think they can do whatever they want because they are the “boss”.  If there […]
February 2, 2015

Gay Marriage and The Workplace

Gay Marriage is one of those things that has become really wide spread over the US in the past few years.  You are either one of those states that allows gay marriage or you are not.  States are always popping up on the news as far as same sex marriages go in 2015 won’t be any different.  In fact, at the start of 2015 on January 6th, Florida had become the 36th state to legalize same sex marriage.  WOW.  36 […]
January 24, 2013

Employment Law for Employees

There are many different employment laws which have been developed over the years in order to provide safety in the workplace for employees. Employers should observe these laws and make available to their employees policies and procedures to follow in the event an employee feels one or more of them have been violated in some way. The workplace should be a safe place for employees and there can be serious repercussions for the employer if employment laws are not followed […]
January 22, 2013

Employment Law for Employers

There are many different facets to employment law, and this complexity is what draws many lawyers into this area of practice. It is an arena that is constantly changing and developing to protect both employees and employers. Each of these classes has their own set of rights as well as responsibilities that need to be protected as well as understood. The employer is in a unique position and must make every effort to provide a safe workplace for their employees. […]