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Your Work-Related Appearance: What Are Your Rights?
Your employer can create a restrictive dress code, as long as it doesn't discriminate based on a protected class. ... READ MORE

Can My Employer Stop Me From Smoking?
Some states prohibit employers from firing employees for lawful off-duty activities, such as smoking. ... READ MORE

Drug and Alcohol Testing During Employment
Your state might restrict your employer's ability to drug test employees. ... READ MORE

Who Owns Employee and Independent Contractor Work Product?
"Work product" is anything you complete under the instructions of a person who has hired you. Who owns the work that you do depends on whether you are working as an employee or as an independent contractor, and whether you have sold any of your ownership rights through a written employment agreement. ... READ MORE

Can My Employer Videotape Me at Work?
Find out if—and where—your employer can conduct video surveillance at the workplace. ... READ MORE

Can I Be Fired from My Job for Using Legal Marijuana?
Just because marijuana is legal in your state doesn't mean your employer can't fire you for using it. ... READ MORE

Privacy in the Workplace: FAQs for Employees
Can your employer search your computer, car, locker, or bag? Find out the answers here. ... READ MORE

 

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Yes.  Unless the policy change is discriminatory based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability or age 40 or older there is likely no legal claim you can bring.

You need to speak with an attorney who regularly handles wage and hour disputes. Our firm handles these types of cases for tipped employees. This issue would violate federal and state law and there ar ...Read more

Unless you have a contract, you can be terminated for any reason, unless it is protected, like your race or religion.

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Planning for Technological Disruption in Small Business

Technological disruptions are already changing the face of American business. We can assume that things are going to become more chaotic, rather than less, with changing regulatory compliance burdens, ... Read more

Understanding Wage Rates Under California’s Prevailing Wage Law

California’s Prevailing Wage Law requires contractors to pay specific wage rates on public works projects. The rates are published by the State’s Department of Industrial Relations (&#8220 ... Read more

Employer won’t pay me!

Q: I contacted my past employer for unpaid wages. It’s been a month and I’ve sent a letter demanding pay. The manager stated it has been mailed multiple times in the past but I still have ... Read more

What is Required in a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

When your business hires a new employee, the last thing you as a business owner want is for your new employee to learn your company’s trade secrets and other confidential information and then le ... Read more

A woman who alleged harassment at Metro was fired.

A woman who alleged harassment at Metro was fired. Now, there’s an internal inquiry into its handling of the case from washingtonpost.com https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting ... Read more

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