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What is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment in the workplace can take many forms. It does not necessarily all look the same. Furthermore, some forms of sexual harassment may be more easily hidden or disguised than others. Quid pro quo sexual harassment can be one of the more easily hidden forms of sexual harassment, but it...

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What Does the Dodd-Frank Act Prohibit?

Wall Street went through a legislative overhaul back in 210 when President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on July 21st. One of the main goals of the Act was to encourage insiders to assist the government in the prosecution of those who have violated securities laws...

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What Qualifies as ADA Disability?

The American with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a civil rights law. It protects employees with disabilities against discrimination perpetrated by employers. Title I of the ADA states that employees with disabilities are not to be shortchanged on employment opportunities due to their disability. This means that employees with disabilities should...

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What Is Age Discrimination?

Age discrimination in the workplace and in everyday life is a pervasive problem. Even offhand or what may have been intended or perceived as harmless comments can end up having significant adverse impacts on a person’s life and career. When the negative treatment of a person due to his or her...

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Use of Credit History in Hiring

Applying for a new job can feel like a full-time job in and of itself. There is the resume to review, edit, and update. There are cover letters to draft and interviews to prepare for. You will likely research different companies and plan what you will wear to interviews. All of this...

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Changes to the “Joint Employer” Rule

There are a number of laws at both the state and federal level that are in place to guard employees against adverse employment actions wrongfully taken by employers. Such protections include prohibitions on discrimination and retaliation, as well as helping to ensure employees' proper wages, including overtime pay. 

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What Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Protect?

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It put importance protections against workplace discrimination occurring on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or other, related, medical conditions. Here, we will get into more of the specifics regarding the protections provided by the Pregnancy...

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What to Look for in an Employment Agreement

The employer-employee relationship is an important one and will play a significant role in the lives of the employer and, perhaps even more so, the employee. A strong and comprehensive employment agreement will set the tone for this relationship. It is thus important for the employee to be mindful of the contents...

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What Is a Non-Compete Agreement?

Most of us will change jobs at least one or more times in our lifetimes. Moving from employer to employer is often the mark of progression along a career track. At one point or another, therefore, it is likely that your employer will ask you to sign a non-competition, or “non-compete,”...

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