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What is At-Will Employment?

The United States is one of just several countries that operates under the at-will employment doctrine. What this means is that an employer can fire an employee for any reason, except for one that is prohibited by law. Likewise, an employee can quit a job at any time, for any reason. Neither party would face…


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How to Sue for Disability Discrimination

Everyone is allowed the opportunity to work—even those who are disabled. However, some companies discriminate against those who are mentally or physically disabled. While a disabled person may not be able to perform all types of jobs, many can, and they should be afforded the same rights. There is a federal law that protects the…


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Is the Income Awarded in a Sexual Harassment Settlement Taxable?

Earlier this year, a jury that consisted of five men and seven women awarded TV news reporter Erin Andrews $55 million in her lawsuit regarding a 2008 video shot of her by a peeping tom while she was staying at a Vanderbilt University Marriott in Nashville. The jury found multiple parties responsible including the hotel…


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Ricotta & Marks Client Awarded $500K from Sexual Harrassment Claim

A Brooklyn federal jury has awarded $523,000 to a public-school teacher represented by Ricotta and Marks, P.C. who charged that her principal took revenge when she rebuffed his sexual demands and that the city Department of Education turned a blind eye. Full NY Post Story

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Types of U.S. Work Visas | What You Need to Know

Many foreigners come to the United States to find work, either on a temporary or permanent basis. However, almost all jobs require proof of eligibility to work in the U.S., which means that those who were not born in the United States must have the appropriate visa in order to hold a job here. In…

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What are Unpaid Wages? Handling Wage Theft

Most employees receive their correct wages on time as expected, whether they are paid weekly, biweekly or monthly. Unfortunately, many workers do not have this luxury. They often find that their paychecks come up short. Some do not even receive their paycheck on time. It may come days or even weeks late. When an employer…

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What is a Non-Compete Agreement?

If you have been offered a job, you may be asked to sign a non-compete agreement. A non-compete agreement is a type of employment contract between the employee and employer. This document restricts a person’s employment opportunities should they decide to part ways with the company. For example, you may be prohibited from working within…

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2018 Unemployment Statistics: Unemployment Rate Demographics

Many Americans are without jobs, but when it comes to unemployment in the United States, is it equal across the board or is discrimination a factor? Even though we are now in the 21st century and focusing more on equality, certain demographics still have the biggest advantage when it comes to getting jobs. Discrimination is…

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Microaggressions in the Workplace

What you are saying to others while at work may be bothering them a lot and you may not even know it. Many of us make comments that seem well-intentioned but are actually microaggressions attacking a person’s race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. First of all, you may be wondering, “What is a microaggression?” Microaggressions…

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How to Terminate an Employee

Terminating an employee is not an easy task. Employers dread this situation because it often becomes emotional. Nobody wants to lose their job and have to deal with the stress and financial difficulties that ensue. However, most employment is at-will, meaning that either the employee or employer can end employment at any time. This does…

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