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What Is Age Discrimination in Florida?

It’s not uncommon for employers in today’s bottom-line-oriented economy to look askance at older workers. Older workers often have higher …

Answered by Karen Coolman Amlong

How Are Minnesota Doctors Affected by Noncompete Agreements?

Minnesota courts are critical of overly broad noncompete agreements, which unnecessarily prevent employees from either working for …

Answered by Brandon M. Schwartz

Is My New York Employer Paying Me Correctly?

First, it is important to determine if you are entitled to overtime and review the number of hours you work in a regular workweek. Second, look at …

Answered by Louis D. Stober, Jr.

What’s The Difference Between An Employee And An Independent Contractor In Arizona?

An employee and an independent contractor may do the same or similar work, but there are important differences between them with respect to …

Answered by Michael Zoldan

When Can I Sue for Workplace Sexual Harassment in California?

First, it is important to note that time is of the essence. While there are several steps you should take to ensure your rights if you’ve been …

Answered by Todd M. Friedman

Are Noncompete Agreements Enforceable in Virginia?

Many companies routinely ask their employees to sign noncompete agreements. While this is an acceptable practice in Virginia, there are rules around …

Answered by James E. Autry

How do I fight a noncompete agreement in Minnesota?

If you are currently bound by a noncompete agreement, don’t feel alone. Once reserved for only a handful of executive positions, recent surveys …

Answered by Bryan R. Battina

What are the elements of a whistleblower retaliation case in California?

In California, there are two principal statutes which are designed to protect whistleblowers from retaliation in the workplace. These are Labor Code …

Answered by Michael J. Faber

Are Noncompete Or Nonsolicit Agreements Enforceable In Minnesota?

Newly hired employees are often required to sign noncompete and/or nonsolicitation agreements. Courts are critical of overly …

Answered by Brandon M. Schwartz

What rights do I have as a pregnant employee in California?

Many women are concerned about what their rights are when they become pregnant. This is intended to be a practical guide about what rights pregnant …

Answered by Christopher R. LeClerc

What can I do if a Louisiana employer does not pay me overtime or my vacation pay?

Under a federal law called the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), an employer is obligated to pay (a) at least minimum wage for all hours …

Answered by Christopher L. Williams

What Should I Do If I Am Offered a Severance Package or Separation Agreement Under Minnesota Law?

What Should I Do If I Am Offered a Severance Package or Separation Agreement Under Minnesota Law?Losing a job can be very difficult. There are many …

Answered by Beth E. Bertelson

What are my rights in California regarding breast-feeding and/or pumping when I return to work?

Generally, an employer must accommodate an employee's right to pump upon her return to work. This essentially requires a private place to …

Answered by Natasha Chesler

Is my employer required to pay me overtime in Maryland?

Your employer may be legally required to pay you overtime, but it depends on a number of factors as outlined in federal and state laws. In general, …

Answered by Jacob Statman

Do I need an Employment Lawyer in New York?

Most people think to consult a lawyer when something goes wrong; however, lawyers can play an important role in preparing you for many different …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli

How do I negotiate a severance in Texas?

Typically, employees have no legal right to a severance payment at the termination of their employment relationship. Nevertheless, there are a number …

Answered by Mark S. Siurek

Are non-compete agreements enforceable in Texas?

Unfortunately, for employees in Texas, non-compete agreements and other restrictive (or protective) covenants have become much more likely to be …

Answered by Mark S. Siurek

When can an employee assert a legal claim that s/he was sexually harassed in the workplace in New York?

As a preliminary matter, if you work for a company with at least fifteen employees you may have a legal claim under the Federal discrimination law, …

Answered by William H. Kaiser

When can I sue my employer for breach of contract in New York?

Most employment relationships are what the law calls “At Will.” This means you as an employee can be fired for good reasons, bad reasons, …

Answered by Daniel J. Kaiser

Are noncompete or nonsolicit agreements enforceable in New York?

New York's highest court has held that an employer can enforce noncompete agreements only where it can satisfy one of two elements: (1) Was …

Answered by Henry L. Saurborn, Jr.

Is a non-compete agreement enforceable in Florida?

Under Florida law, non-compete agreements may be enforced by the employer so long as they are reasonable with regard to time and geographical area, …

Answered by Dana M. Gallup

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