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December 2017 Archives

Lawsuit filed over recruitment ads on Facebook

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.

Harassment reporting rules changed in Annapolis

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.

Overtime pay is not optional

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.

How do I know if I'm in a hostile work environment?

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.

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