According to a lawsuit recently filed by a labor union for the communications industry, Amazon, T-Mobile and Cox Communications all placed age limits on their Facebook recruitment ads. The complaint states that the practice of limiting who can see the recruitment ads based on a person's age amounts to age discrimination.
If you have witnessed a deliberately false invoice or other claim submitted to the government as a contractor you are potentially eligible for more than just protection. In some cases, you may be entitled to some of the funds recovered from a civil fraud prosecution.
The sexual harassment policy will be updated in the state of Maryland. The Maryland General Assembly will begin its next lawmaking session in January but the Legislative Policy Commission already voted on an update to the sexual harassment policy earlier this month for those working in the state capital of Annapolis.
Depending on the city in which you live and the industry where you make your living, your employer may have policies or practices that seem normal in the context of the industry, but do not actually align with employment law. One of the most commonly misunderstood issues in employment law is an employee's right to overtime pay.
Under the Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA), workers are entitled to miss as many as 12 weeks of work in order to properly take care of either their or a family members' emergency medical conditions.
Sometimes, people use the term "hostile work environment" in reference to nearly any unpleasant work situation: A rude boss, obnoxious coworkers, an unpleasant office or lack of benefits. It's true that these issues can make a work environment very undesirable, but they do not necessarily meet the legal definition of a hostile environment.