Fast food workers are no longer fighting their battles alone. Various groups, including union organizers and religious groups, are calling for fast food workers across the nation to walk off their jobs together.
There has been a lot of discussion over the past few years about what employees can and can not say on social media sites. It is one thing for employers to ban employees from posting negative things about the company, but requiring employees to post positive things about the company is another subject altogether. Can an employer force you to lie about the company you work for?
Employers offer interns valuable education and job training. If they must pay them, as well, then internships may become a thing of the past.
Human Rights Watch has found Wal-Mart to be violation of federal laws, due to the retail chain's alleged attempts to prevent workers from forming a union.
People diagnosed with clinical depression are much more likely to miss work. How much does their absenteeism cost the U.S. workplace? One study says it adds up to $23 billion a year in lost productivity.
In Washington State, employees no longer have to worry about the boss asking for access to their social networks. Now, locking down your profiles to prevent prying eyes should keep the people who matter from seeing something that could get you canned.
This heartbreaking current event serves as a stark reminder: employees have the right to be pregnant. Pregnant employees have the right to accommodation. Don't let your employer bully you into risking the health and welfare of your unborn baby.
The ability to work at home is a "convenience" that may be cheating workers out of overtime pay. Technology helped to create this problem, but it also offers ways to solve it.
Federal law gives employees the right to form, join, and assist labor unions. This allows employees to act together for their own benefit. Federal law also allows unionized laborers to choose representatives to bargain with employers on their behalf. Therefore, it may seem surprising that federal law has also allowed Wal-Mart to discourage unionization, often within legal limits.
People who work for nice, considerate employers may take certain privileges for granted, and even assume these privileges are rights. For example, if you are allowed to leave your work area to visit the restroom whenever you choose, you are enjoying a privilege, because this is something you do not have the right to do via the federal government.
If you're a teenager with a job -- or a family member of an employed teen -- you should be aware of the protections offered by The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. The FLSA mandates restrictions on child labor. Individual states have additional youth labor rules and regulations; any time the federal and state laws disagree, the law that provides the most protection for young workers applies.
In a groundbreaking employment case reported by NBC News, a Manhattan Federal District Court Judge ruled in favor of two production interns who worked on the blockbuster film “Black Swan." The ruling comes after a great deal of controversy and concern by the greater human resource community over what constitutes paid vs. unpaid assignments. The judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs because, “that these internships did not foster an educational environment and that the studio received the benefits of the work.
Does productivity decline with age? A recent study suggests otherwise, claiming today's generation is actually earning less and not as likely to obtain as many academic credentials as workers older than 60. Boy, how times have changed.
The Fifth Circuit has ruled in favor of a woman who was fired because she requested an appropriate place to pump at work. Her boss' actions have been found in violation of the employee's Title VII rights to be free from sex discrimination.