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  • Can You Be Fired for Posting on Facebook?

    Can you be fired for what you post on Facebook, or even what you like? It's happened before, and it is technically legal. Find out another reason to be careful on what you share on social media.
    By Soozy G. Miller October 22, 2013 

  • Do You Know the Ins and Outs of Overtime Laws? Test Yourself!

    When is overtime pay required by law? Does it depend on whether you’re considered exempt or non-exempt? Can an employer use comp time instead of overtime pay? Welcome to our quiz on overtime laws! This 12 question quiz will test...
    By Jean Scheid October 17, 2011 

  • Test How Well You Know Your Employee Rights

    Does your employer refuse to pay overtime even if you deserve it? Or, have you been fired for no reason and think this is illegal? Can your employer ask you to cover up your tattoo? All of these are valid questions and here, you can test your...
    By Jean Scheid September 13, 2011 

  • Career Changes & Family Health Issues

    Career changes often are accompanied by changes in insurance coverage. Understanding what rights you have to coverage under HIPAA and COBRA policies can help you bridge the gaps that accompany health insurance and changing jobs. Make sure that you know...
    By Finn Orfano August 24, 2011 

  • Career Changes and Company Retirement Plans

    With all of the preparation that goes into changing jobs, you may overlook your company retirement plan. Understanding your options will help you make a decision about what to do with a 401k when changing jobs.
    By Finn Orfano August 16, 2011 

  • Is it Legal to Work for Goods of Trade as Opposed to a Base Wage?

    Are you hungry? I know I am. Sometimes I want to strap a "Will Work for Food" sign on my back and roam the countryside looking for work. Rather than the almighty dollar, I would rather be compensated with food for the belly. After all, you...
    By Matthew Craig August 15, 2011 

  • Okay to Nap at Work? What Does the Law Say?

    If you've ever nodded off during a company meeting or laid your head on your desk to rest your eyes, you're not alone. About 34 percent of adults surveyed in a study by Pew Research Center reported napped during the previous work day. What are...
    By Deborah Walstad July 14, 2011 

  • Don't Take Your Sick Leave Entitlement For Granted: FMLA Tips

    The Family and Medical Leave Act provides employees the facility of unpaid sick leaves. Many employers offer paid sick leaves as part of employee benefits. The rights of employees to avail such leaves are however, conditional, and employers have discretionary...
    By N Nayab June 18, 2011 

  • What to Do When Wrongly Accused of Stealing at Work

    Accused of theft? Don't let gossip or accusations simply die a natural death, because they won't. Face the issue and clear your name in a professional and legal manner.
    By Faye Angeli Vitan May 21, 2011 

  • Examples of Hostile Work Environments

    A worker feels physically threatened at work and another is singled out for harsh treatment to provoke the worker to quit present two examples of hostile work environments that may or may not have any legal implications. Learn how examples of hostile...
    By Bruce Tyson May 20, 2011 
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