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2 Common Types of Workplace Retaliation

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Jan 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many assume that if they were to experience illegal workplace retaliation, they would know it was happening. In many cases, the employee is aware of the situation, and they seek justice through legal means. But what happens when an employee isn't aware that what they are enduring is actually ille...

Sexual Harassment: Watch for Warning Signs

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Jan 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Since the #MeToo movement, both employers and employees are more aware of sexual harassment in the workplace. One of the messages that the social movement made clear was that those who engage in sexual harassment need to be held accountable for their behavior. Many employers responded with more s...

How to Identify Wrongful Termination

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Jan 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you been fired from a job? If so, do you know if your termination was legal? A wrongful (i.e, illegal) termination occurs when an employee is fired in violation of federal, state or local laws, or the terms of their employment contract. Were You Wrongfully Terminated from Your Job? Was it D...

5 Common Types of Workplace Discrimination

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Jan 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Illegal forms of discrimination are still fairly prevalent in today's workplace. In fact, some reports indicate that while instances of illegal discrimination are slowly decreasing, the number of employees claiming illegal retaliation has increased drastically. In fact, of the 88,778 total charge...

When Should an Employer Pay Overtime Wages

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Jan 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Did you know that both state and federal law requires most employers to pay overtime? The overtime wage is also regulated by the law and should be 1.5 times employee's hourly wage. The fact that overtime laws contain “exceptions” known as exemptions leave some confused as to when an employee is e...

When is Terminating an Employee Illegal?

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Jan 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are an at-will employee, your employer can fire you at any time, for any reason. That is, unless the “reason” you are fired is illegal. The law prohibits employers from firing employees based on certain justifications or reasons. Illegal Reasons for Firing an Employee: Discrimination - Em...

What is a Hostile Work Environment?

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Dec 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Global competition, extremely competitive marketplaces, and a 24/7 culture mean that greater demands are being made on employees. The increasing demands on employees at all levels of organizations have led to increasing instances of what is referred to by employment law professionals as a hostile...

The Difference Between Exempt and Non-Exempt

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Dec 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Any employer in today's marketplace has likely heard of exempt versus non-exempt employees at least once because all employees fall into one category or the other as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA. The most basic difference between the two employment classifications is that exem...

Are You Misclassified by Your Employer?

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Dec 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Did you know that being classified as an independent contractor can lead to wage theft? If you don't know whether your employee has misclassified you as an independent contractor, you could be losing money from every paycheck without even realizing it. Businesses seeking any way to increase profi...

What is Employment Discrimination?

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Dec 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is illegal to discriminate based on a protected characteristic at any level of employment. Illegal workplace discrimination actually encompasses all aspects of employment from hiring to active employment to firing. Employment discrimination occurs when a job applicant, employee or terminated e...

What is Workplace Retaliation?

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Dec 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Do you know what actions can be categorized as illegal workplace retaliation? What exactly is illegal workplace retaliation? When is an adverse action not considered illegal retaliation? These are important questions to ask yourself as an employee in the modern workplace. In the simplest terms, i...

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