I’m pleased to report that we succeeded in persuading a federal appeals court this week to overturn a $55,000.00 fine imposed on a Florida public school employee for filing suit against the school system. The employee had alleged he was… Read More ›
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Bad References: Can Former Employers Legally Bad-Mouth You?
I get many questions about bad job references. Can my former employer badmouth me? Can my old boss talk bad about me? Aren’t employers limited to disclosing my dates of employment, salary and job title? Employees want to stop former… Read More ›
Blowing The Golden Whistle: Becoming A Qui Tam Whistleblower
I am often asked by clients how they can qualify as a qui-tam (“key-TAMM”) whistleblower. Easy. Be the first to report an organization or person for cheating the government. Rewards can be huge. People who qualify as qui tam whistleblowers… Read More ›
New Year, New Career: 22 Points To Ponder Before Leaving Your Job
This time of year I am often asked about the things a departing employee should think about, or do, just before leaving their current employer. I’ve listed some of the key things that come to mind without having a specific… Read More ›
Weighing In On Obesity: Is It A Workplace “Disability”?
Few conversations about disability discrimination draw sharper reactions than whether obesity is – or should be – a disability that triggers a right to workplace accommodation. Some see obesity as a purely self-induced condition. Others say that if obesity is… Read More ›
Almost Eligible For FMLA Leave? Put Your Request In Now
Have you been on the job for less than a year, but know you’re going to need FMLA leave as soon as you qualify for it (i.e., once you’ve been employed for a total of at least a year, and… Read More ›
Can You Survive A Job-Related Internet Background Check?
Last week the New York Times featured a company, known as Social Intelligence, that, at least at first blush, seems to take the gathering of online personal information about prospective and current employees to an entirely new level. It… Read More ›