Labor and employment law articles includes information about discrimination at work, sexual harassment, wage and hour laws, overtime.

Nooses, “Whites Only” Graffiti, and the Hostile Work Environment

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Headlines about workplaces getting hostile might remind you of the classroom: boss bullying, unruly coworkers, and harassment. It’s all coming back, hitting hard in a way that’s unpleasant especially when facing the story of the General Motors plant dealing with racist threats, such as images of nooses on pieces of paper and graffiti laced with […]

Is Workplace Bullying On the Rise?

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It’s strange to think that the answer to the question is a big resounding yes. Sadly, it’s a travesty as the workplace was supposed to be more mature than the school setting. Now that we’re adults, aren’t we better than this? According to recent reports, not so much. What is Workplace Bullying? Any sort of […]

U of M Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit

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For those in the dark on whistleblower cases and lawsuits, here is a quick summary: all of these legal situations involve an employee essentially “blowing the whistle” on a company committing misconduct. Some major examples include Jeffrey Wigand exposing Phillip Morris for knowingly selling addictive products, or Frank Serpico bringing to light corrupt practices in […]

Workplace discrimination

Should I Get an Attorney or Contact the Labor Board?

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Recently, the United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) and Rhode Island Hospital filed unfair labor practice claims against each other, according to the Providence Journal. Rhode Island Hospital is claiming that UNAP acted in bad faith during contract negotiations between the parties. UNAP claims that Rhode Island Hospital violated their collective bargaining agreement when it […]

ICE I-9 Audits are Increasing. Here’s How to Protect Your Business

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal agency that enforces immigration laws, has reported earlier this year that it will be cracking down on I-9 audits and that it will follow through with necessary measures to remove unauthorized workers. At a December press conference in D.C., Tom Homan, deputy director of ICE, ordered a “400% […]

Facts About Undocumented Workers’ Rights

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It has been said some American industries would come to a standstill if it wasn’t for undocumented workers. The estimated 11.3 million individuals come from mostly Mexico, but also from other South American countries, and they are are in many critically important jobs throughout the country. With that said, one might wonder if these workers […]

Whistleblower Poultry Workers Reveal Serious Industry Negligence

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If you like chicken or turkey, be sure to thank the workers that are suffering injuries and illness while processing it. For years, workers have tried to take a stand against their unscrupulous employers, but the Government Accountability Office has revealed that the Food and Drug Administration and United States Dietary Association (USDA) don’t even […]

Too Old to Work Here: Support Against Ageism

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Everyone gets older, and there is nothing anyone can do about it. Still, the chance of someone over 40 years old to experience age discrimination in the workplace is over 50%, according to AARP. The truth is, this can happen in almost any field.  Also, the discrimination is particularly tragic for many individuals that have […]

Supreme Court Approves Employers Limiting Workers’ Rights

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Despite what many may think, the battle over workers’ rights is still alive and well. Many workers are unaware that they have already signed an employee agreement that required them to revoke certain rights. Recently, the majority ruling of the Supreme court supported the employer’s decision to include limitations on employees regarding disputes and collaboration […]

Forced Arbitration Threatens Millions of American Workers

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More and more employers have been sneaking certain stipulations into employment contracts, and some of them actually require employees to give up certain rights. Even more unsettling is the latest majority ruling of the United States Supreme Court to support the employer over the employee in this case, even if the employee unknowingly succumbed to […]

NFL New Conduct Policy Impacts Players’ Political Rights

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Employment by the NFL and sports in general is unique because a political ceremony is generally held at the beginning of every game. In these instances, there is a requirement for appropriate employee behavior and political expression, two things that often don’t mix in the workplace. This has not been an issue for many years, […]

Fundamental Workers’ Rights Threatened by New Supreme Court Ruling

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Perhaps you have heard by now that the majority rule of the Supreme court was to support employers over employees in the latest case regarding arbitration and banding together of employees against their employer. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is no big deal. The truth is that many experts are concerned about the […]

New Jersey’s New Sick Leave Laws: Happier, Healthier, Better Workers

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On May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey State Senate made New Jersey the tenth state in America to establish paid sick leave legislation, and the truth is that it really seems to have heart. The other states that have done this so far include California, Washington, Washington, DC, and other New […]

New Jersey Leads Nation on Equal Pay Rights

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Yes, ladies and gentlemen, New Jersey has stepped up to close the gender pay gap! This April 2018, a room full of working women witnessed Gov. Phil Murphy as he signed a law that supersedes the current federal standard. In fact, it is possible that it could up the ante for U.S. law and other […]

Here’s How the New Tax Law Affects You

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Tax season has come and gone, but there are some things you should know about the new tax bill that will affect your 2018 taxes next year. This is a particularly important reform since it is the largest reform in over thirty years, as well as one of the most complicated. First, Some Basics Explained […]

Ford Engineer Wins Case Against Employment Discrimination and How You Can, Too

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Workplace discrimination comes in many forms, and some of the best-known companies have been reprimanded for this at one time or another. Sometimes these problems can be handled through HR, but unfortunately, it’s not always taken seriously and the treatment is allowed to continue. In some workplaces, the person who has been victimized even faces […]

Substandards for Overworked Oil Workers Are Common in the Industry

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The oil industry is booming in Texas, according to the Houston Chronicle. It’s even projected to beat the record of 1.26 billion barrels, which has been the highest on record since 1972 in the national record. Regardless, the amount of overworked oil workers is staggering. In fact, the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers reports that […]