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On Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Monica Velazquez posted in Employment Law Blog
If you have ever been fired or laid-off, your natural tendency would be to tell off your previous boss. The words “SUCK IT” come to mind, but how costly is getting things off your chest when you have been paid severance or settled a case with your former employer?

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On Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Monica Velazquez posted in Employment Law Blog
I love being a lawyer. One “advantage” is that you are always thinking like a lawyer – even when you have two crying and fussy babies in the backseat of your car. This is why the news story on the radio about sleep deprivation caught my attention – as a lawyer and a mom.

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On Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by Allison Reddoch posted in Employment Law Blog
Everyone loves a good day off, but when you’re forced to take a day, week, or month off and may not get paid for your forced “vacation,” work may seem more appealing than taking a hit to your pocket book. Unfortunately, for thousands of government workers, going to work is not an option; and their absence will be felt by private employees, especially by those who may be harassed, discriminated, or underpaid.

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On Monday, October 7, 2013 by Martin Thornthwaite posted in Employment Law Blog
Due to a string of U.S. Supreme Court decisions in recent years favoring arbitration, less and less employment disputes may be litigated in court as employers implement new or revised arbitration terms in their employment agreements. Most recently, in June 2013, the Supreme Court held that courts cannot invalidate arbitration agreements which waive class actions unless there is an express congressional statement that class-action proceedings are so necessary to a federal claim as to preempt the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).

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On Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Kimberly S. Moore posted in Employment Law Blog
First, pay the Interns. That’s right – pay those starving college students who will do virtually anything for experience. If you choose not to pay them you are likely violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and you can look forward to paying them double plus their attorneys’ fees.

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