• Employee, Independent Contractor, Exempt: You May Be Misclassified
    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.
  • Your Employer Won't Necessarily Tell You About 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.
  • The Ugly Truth About Returning to Work Post-Baby
    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.
  • 3 Awesome Changes Coming in 2014 to California's Employment Laws
    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.
  • New Farm Bill Might Allow Agribusinesses to Stiff Workers
    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?
  • The Supreme Court Is Listening to a Lot of Employment-Related Cases Right Now
    Workers and laborers continue to file employment-related lawsuits challenging discrimination and wage violations. Some make it all the way to the Supreme Court.
  • Is It Fair to Pay Some Workers Less Than Minimum Wage?
    There has been much discussion and debate recently about whether the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour should be raised. Some argue that this wage is so low it must be doubled to fairly compensate those who labor in the employ of others. It may come as a surprise that there are people who earn less than the federal minimum wage, and it is legal.
  • Working Parents, Want More Time With Family? There's a Law for That!
    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.
  • Your Name Isn’t White-Sounding Enough, So Kiss That Job Goodbye
    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.
  • It’s Legal in 29 States to Be Fired for Being Gay (and Why That’s Bad for Business)
    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.
  • When Your Boss Is Terrible
    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.
  • Over 50 and Looking for Work
    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.
  • 22 States Allow Employees to Bring Guns to Work
    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.
  • Bill Would Make It Illegal to Fire Gay Workers for Being Gay
    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.
  • Are You
    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.
  • These States Protect Employees' Right to Password Privacy
    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.
  • White House Scandal: When Work and Social Media Don't Mix
    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.
  • Are Working Parents Bigger Slackers Than 'Childless' Workers?
    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.
  • Civil Rights and Small Businesses: What You Need to Know
    Federal law fails to protect employees in smaller, privately owned businesses. Sometimes, state law picks up where federal law left off.
  • Which Countries Treat Their Workers the Best?
    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?