A new federal lawsuit filed by Jim Garrity alleges that Walmart intentionally fired an expectant mother just 11 days before she gave birth, to avoid having to hold her job until she returned, as the law requires. Such conduct… Read More ›
How Do Employers Cheat You On Payday? Let Us Count The Ways.
What’s the most common violation of employee rights we see on a day-to-day basis? Without question, it’s the failure of employers to properly pay employees. This is true whether the employer is a mom-and-pop corner store or one of the… Read More ›
Harassed or Fired After a Job Injury? Here’s What to Do.
Many employees become a target after reporting an on-the-job injury. It doesn’t matter whether it’s carpal tunnel from repetitive tasks, a slip-and-fall, or a construction accident. And it doesn’t matter if it was unavoidable. Employers get angry. Why? Because (1)… Read More ›
3 Ways Restaurants & Delivery Services Cheat Tipped Employees
A shocking number of employees who receive tips get cheated by their employers. How? It happens in many ways, but there are three scams often used by employers, especially in the food service and delivery industries. Here they are. #1 … Read More ›
5 Secrets For Getting That Pay Raise (From a Top HR Official)
I spoke off the record recently with a Director of Human Resources – the very top dog – for a very large entity. I used the chance during my casual conversation with her to ask what employees should do to… Read More ›
BREAKING: Florida Prison Chief Imposes Severe Personal-Conduct Standard on Employees
The Florida Department of Corrections’ Secretary, Michael D. Crews, sent a memo today to “DCAll”- the designation for a mass email to all 23,000 employees – announcing a new, take-no-prisoners policy on employee conduct. Crews says that,… Read More ›
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 ›
Keep Your Most Marketable Skills Fresh During Periods of Unemployment
Out of work for awhile? Prolonged unemployment itself can hurt chances of finding another job. Many employers have unfairly added “must be currently employed” as a qualification; their view of long-term unemployed workers has been compared to romantic relationships. (“If… Read More ›