Employment Law

  • Privacy Rights of Off-Work Employees

    Employees often have to learn to leave their work at the office, but will the office leave them? Employee off work privacy rights are an issue now that our wired world gives employers an unprecedented ability to snoop. Read more here about employee...
    By Bruce Tyson May 20, 2011 

  • Your Options When Forced to Resign From a Job

    The two main options for the employee when forced to resign from a job are “fight” or “flight.” The “fight” option involves refusing to quit and possibly suing your employer, while the “flight” option concentrates...
    By N Nayab May 19, 2011 

  • Can You Lose Your Job for a DUI?

    DUI offenses are considered as serious crimes for which the punishments & penalties imposed against offenders are getting harsher, particularly with independent state laws. To anyone who wonders if a person can lose a job for a DUI offense, the answer...
    By ciel s cantoria May 18, 2011 

  • Quitting Your Job: Will You Get To Keep Your Pension?

    Pension benefits, especially defined pensions, encourage long term loyalty from employees. But what happens if you have to quit your job to move, take care of family or start a new career? You might wonder, "Do I Get My Pension if I Quit My Job?"...
    By Winston Smith May 4, 2011 

  • Agencies Dealing with Work Permits

    Foreign-born naturals or citizens who wish to work in the United States must obtain work permits or visas. Find out what type of work permits exist, how to apply for them and what their restrictions are. Also, a look at the key government agencies dealing...
    By Allyson Heath January 15, 2011 

  • Whistleblowing Laws: Know Your Rights

    To know employee rights in whistleblowing laws, you have to delve into numerous statutes, enactments, and provisions. Your main focus would be the "Anti-Retaliation" clause, since its provisions provide protection for whistleblowers.in all sectors...
    By ciel s cantoria January 4, 2011 

  • FLSA Exempt Employees

    FLSA helps employers to assign exemption status to employees and job positions, taking into account the salary and the job duties and responsibilities. Assigning the exemption status is important to determine whether an employee is eligible to be paid...
    By Sidharth Thakur December 11, 2010 

  • Legal Age for Work Permit

    Every minor you hire requires special authorization in order to comply with state and federal labor laws. One thing you must be aware of is the legal age for work permit employment in your state. Learn more about the age requirement for work permits here...
    By Bruce Tyson October 30, 2010 

  • Ethical Whistleblowing Guidelines for Employees in the Workplace

    Employees have numerous rights when it comes working for a particular company and business. Among these rights is the ability to notify those in the proper chain of command that a superior or manager is doing something wrong.
    By Regina Woodard October 10, 2010 

  • Can I Look At My Own Personnel File?

    You may be able to look at your personnel file and copy it, depending on which state you live in. Your employer may have policies regarding the procedure. For instance, you may have to make an appointment and look at the file in the presence of human...
    By Cyndi Root October 9, 2010 
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