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.
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.
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!
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!
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 your full rights to continuous coverage.
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.
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.
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?
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 powers to deny such leave requests.
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.
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?” Find out the answers in this article.