Employment Law

Know your rights as an employee. This Bright Hub topic discusses employment law, both full time, part time, exempt, non-exempt, salaried and hourly. Learn when to approach human resources about sexual harassment or discrimination issues, as well as what to do if you feel your employer is not upholding your rights. You may need to take time off of work for a variety of reasons including having or adopting a child, death in the family or other emergency. Get information on maternity or paternity leave and family leave acts. Or, what if you were injured on the job? Find out your rights as an employee to time off and workman’s comp. Find all this and more including disabilities employment act, equal opportunity, age discrimination and more.

Quiz Yourself: How Well Do You Know Overtime Laws?

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 your knowledge on the world of overtime laws!

Lost on Your Employee Rights at Work: Take This Quiz to Learn More!

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 knowledge of employee rights with this quick quiz!

Will Work for Food? Is it Legal?

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 can’t eat green.

Views and Laws on Naps at Work

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 laws on naps at work and should they be allowed?