Unfortunately, it is much too common for employers to misclassify their employees. This inaccurate and inappropriate reporting of job classes and responsibilities results in workers losing benefits and monies owed. Understand the difference between employees, independent contractors, exempt, and non-exempt workers to protect your rights.
As a worker, you do have rights. In spite of the efforts of the National Labor Relations Board, your employer does not have to inform your of your rights as an employee. And that makes it harder for you to know when your rights are being trampled, or find ways to better your own situation. Know which rights your employer won't tell about.
New mothers are returning to the workforce in droves; however, the reality of going back to work is, often times, a bleak one for working moms. We’ll take a look at why going back to work postpartum is much harder than it may seem.
It's a great time to live and work in and California. Three important new policy changes are going into effect in 2014 that give additional rights and benefits to employees in that state.
The House of Representatives is currently considering weakening the FLSA rights of agricultural workers. The FLSA was designed to protect all those who toil under the employ of others. If we start taking away one group of workers' rights, whose rights will we take away next?
Workers and laborers continue to file employment-related lawsuits challenging discrimination and wage violations. Some make it all the way to the Supreme Court.
Working parents might be able to breathe a little easier the next time they need to take time off of work to make it to their kid’s soccer game, thanks to The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013.
Sadly enough, many candidates still find themselves victims of blatant discrimination during the interview screening process, despite legally enforced equal employment opportunity laws. We’ll take a look at how your given name can make or break your chances of winning that dream opportunity.
Did you know that, even today, employers can legally fire or refuse to hire an person based on his or her sexual orientation in more than half the country? We’ll take a look at this shocking fact and discuss how workplace equality is, without a doubt, good for business.
Do you have a boss that perpetually blames you for his shortcomings, blowing up at you any chance he gets? If so, then you're in good company. A Gallup poll found that bad bosses are the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs.
Workers over the age of 50 have their own unique set of problems to overcome, but there are ways for older job seekers to find work that suits them.
Studies show companies that allow employees to bring guns to work are more likely to have a worker killed than companies that don't. But it hasn't stopped a number of states from implementing so-called Bring Your Gun to Work laws.
The U.S. Senate is planning to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act this week. Whether it passes in the U.S. House of Representatives is another matter.
Google is taking the "birds of a feather" concept to a whole new level when it comes to finding qualified candidates. See how the company's new patented technology plans to locate prospective employees by using data from its current employee gene pool.
You go home, you remove your shoes, pour a glass of wine, and log on to social media sites to catch up with the latest news from your friends and to look at cat pictures. The next morning, your boss wants your social media passwords.
Some people just don't get that misuse of social media can be a serious career-ender. Look at the most recent case of career suicide involving one of the White House's internal staff members getting canned for inappropriate tweets over the course of nearly three years.
Or should people just mind their own business? A recent study by a North Carolina company found that, with or without children, workers should probably just worry about their own work performance, for a change.
Federal law fails to protect employees in smaller, privately owned businesses. Sometimes, state law picks up where federal law left off.
The Human Capital Report released Tuesday by the World Economic Forum gauged 122 countries in terms of education, employment, "enabling environment" and health. It was the first report of its kind and interesting because of the way it ranked countries based on how well they treat their workers. The top region was North Europe and the top country? Well, spoiler alert: It's not the United States. But what can Americans learn from these list-toppers about how to foster a healthy workforce?