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What is an Adjunct Professor? What is a Tenured Professor?

If you are a college student, you have likely heard of adjunct and tenured professors, but what are they and how is one different from the other? To sum it up, tenured professors get academic freedom and a decent salary, while adjunct faculty gets paid much less with no job security. You may wonder why…

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Bereavement Pay Laws and Requirements

You may be entitled to various benefits from your company, such as health benefits, vacation pay and the ability to telecommute. But what happens if a loved one dies? Will you get paid for taking time off to grieve? There answer is, it depends. There currently is no state or federal law requiring that New…


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Employee Favoritism Laws

In an ideal world, an employer would pay employee wages and benefits based on their job performance. However, this is not always how it works. Sometimes managers hire friends and family members and decide to play favorites with them, even though they may not be the best employees. Instead, hard-working employees are often shunned or…

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Disaster Unemployment: Benefits for Natural Disaster Relief

The United States has seen some horrible disasters in 2018 alone. Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael have ravaged the east coast, particularly Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Wildfires in California have burned hundreds of thousands of acres, leaving thousands of people without homes. Many have died from these disasters. In many cases, companies…


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Drug Testing for Marijuana in New York

Drug laws can be complicated, especially with medical marijuana and recreational marijuana in the mix. While you would not think of coming to work drunk, even though alcohol use is legal, many people seem to think that showing up to work impaired by marijuana is acceptable. When it comes to marijuana, what is considered impaired?…

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Freelancer and Independent Contractor Law

Sometimes it can be hard for a person to hold a regular 9-5 job due to their schedule. Many people enjoy working from home at their convenience because they have family duties, a lack of transportation, or other obligations. Because of this, many people pick up freelance work. Freelancing is becoming quite popular. Many of…

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, making this the perfect opportunity to recognize those who work hard despite their differing abilities. Millions of Americans suffer from mental and physical disabilities that can make employment challenging. Fortunately, there are many companies that go out of their way to hire these workers and accommodate their different…

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace News

The #MeToo movement, sparked by multiple sexual assault cases involving film producer Harvey Weinstein, brought sexual harassment to the forefront. It showcased the prevalence of sexual assault in the workplace and encouraged victims to speak out against this injustice. In the past, many people kept quiet about sexual harassment in the workplace. They were afraid…

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Student Labor Laws: Campus Employment and Student Work Rights

The cost of college is rising constantly. Students often need money for rent, food, transportation, and other costs. Because of this, many students choose to work on their college or university campus. Working on campus is convenient. Plus, there is often a wide variety of jobs available that pay a decent hourly wage. If you…

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Pregnancy in the Workplace: Handling Restroom Breaks

Pregnancy is an exciting time for most women, but for working women, being pregnant at work can be stressful. While the law does not allow pregnant women to be discriminated against, many women still experience it in some form. Let’s face it: Pregnancy is no easy task. A woman can expect to gain 25 pounds…

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