Employment Law Blogs | Barrett & Farahany

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remote work harassment
08Sep

Does Remote Work Protect You From Workplace Harassment?

The transition to a hybrid office/remote workplace has brought new challenges with it, many of which are related to workplace harassment. As...

alternative dispute resolution
01Sep

All Types of Alternative Dispute Resolution

When it comes to disputes between employees and employers, there are a variety of ways to reach a settlement without going to...

non-recruitment covenants
21Aug

What are Employee Non-Recruitment Covenants?

Recently, in the case of North American Senior Benefits, LLC v. Wimmer, two insurance agents left their original employer and started up...

signs of workplace discrimination
15Aug

7 Signs of Workplace Discrimination You Should Look Out For

When people think of discrimination, they often think of someone being subjected to something overt, like hate symbols, slurs, and hate crimes....

Small business employee at work.
11Aug

Small Business vs. Large Corporation: How Does Employment Law Differ?

Many people work for small businesses rather than large corporations, but that doesn’t make them immune to workplace issues. Many people working...

basics of arbitration
28Jul

Understanding the Basics of Arbitration

Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution in the United States. From a certain point of view, it can offer a quick way...

religious acts in the workplace
24Jul

What Religious Acts Are Protected in the Workplace?

Religious freedom is incredibly important to the people of this country. For many, this includes being able to practice their religious beliefs...

unconscious bias
13Jul

The Impact of Unconscious Bias on the Workplace

At Barrett & Farahany, we often talk about the effects of workplace discrimination and its many different forms, but one that is...

wrongful termination damages
07Jul

Damages in a Wrongful Termination Case

Wrongful termination can have severe financial and emotional consequences for workers. In a wrongful termination case, an employee can seek damages for...

overtime discrimination
30Jun

Overtime Discrimination: Unveiling Gender and Racial Disparities

Most U.S. employers are required to pay their eligible employees overtime pay. But that may not always be the case. Overtime discrimination...

workplace harassment complaint
21Jun

Filing a Workplace Harassment Complaint: Step-by-Step Guide

How do you place a workplace harassment complaint? Find out in this blog with the help of our qualified workplace harassment lawyers.

How Does At-Will Employment Work?
15Jun

How Does At-Will Employment Work?

At-will employment means that businesses can hire and fire people whenever they want. Businesses view this as a good thing because they can adjust their workforce whenever. It’s not as great for employees because it also means that often people don’t have job security. In fact, they can be let go without warning or cause. This can make it hard for people to prepare for the life ahead of them.

What is Quid Pro Quo Harassment?
08Jun

What is Quid Pro Quo Harassment?

Quid pro quo is Latin for “this for that.” There is nothing inherently wrong with a quid pro quo agreement, so as long as it is between equals offering favors that are appropriate and non-threatening. For example, you can offer to trade assignments or trade schedules with co-workers if your employer allows it. It’s also not quid pro quo harassment if two people of equal position offer or trade one favor for a sexual favor. That situation is sexual harassment, not quid pro quo harassment.

26May

FMLA vs. Paid Family Leave: Key Differences and Similarities

At-will employment means that businesses can hire and fire people whenever they want. Businesses view this as a good thing because they can adjust their workforce whenever. It’s not as great for employees because it also means that often people don’t have job security. In fact, they can be let go without warning or cause. This can make it hard for people to prepare for the life ahead of them.

18May

FLSA: Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees

Have you heard of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA)? It’s a federal law that provides many protections and benefits to workers, particularly regarding minimum wage and overtime requirements. It also set forth laws about business recordkeeping and youth employment standards. To enforce t…

FMLA Violations: Common Examples and What to Do If You Experience Them
11May

FMLA Violations: Common Examples and What to Do If You Experience Them

Workplace incidents involving FMLA Violations are more likely to happen than you can imagine. Learn more about FMLA Violations, examples, and how a lawyer can help in this post.

Is Harassment a Form of Discrimination?
03May

Is Harassment a Form of Discrimination?

Many people go through harassment in the workplace, but is it a form of discrimination they can make claims against? Find out with the help of Barrett & Farahany.

19Apr

What is Considered a Hostile Work Environment?

You’ve heard the term, but what does working in a hostile work environment actually mean? Learn more from Barrett & Farahany.

14Apr

How to Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment

Employers can take many steps to help combat sexual harassment. If your employer has not protected you, contact our sexual harassment attorneys today.

07Apr

Signs of Employment Discrimination

Can you recognize employment discrimination? Here are several common signs of discrimination in the workplace.

01Apr

What is a Protected Class in the Workplace?

When is discrimination in the workplace illegal? Barrett & Farahany can help you learn more about protected classes in the workplace.

21Mar

What Is Considered Workplace Sexual Harassment?

Recognizing sexual harassment in the workplace is not always easy. Barrett & Farahany can help you understand when this may be unlawful.

15Mar

Ways Retaliation Occurs in the Workplace

Retaliation can occur in many different ways. Learn more about some of the common ways retaliation may take place in the workplace.

10Mar

What to Do When You’re Being Sexually Harassed at Work

Many don’t know what to do when they experience sexual harassment at work. The attorneys of Barrett & Farahany are here to help.

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