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Promises Aren’t Meant to be Broken!

Employers are not immune from liability when they use broad statements such as: “permanent employment,” “job for life,” or “just cause termination,” giving employees more legal rights than you would think. Have you been promised job security, whether by written contract or by an employer’s word? If so, you may be entitled the right to rely on such promises.

If you were fired but believe that your employer promised you job security in some way, you may be a victim and have a right to a claim. It is vital to get informed and know your rights as an Employee to ensure your legal rights are protected. Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that deals with just that.

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If You See Something, Say Something?

Actions that constitute wire fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, and violations of the rules or regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission are sadly commonplace in the business world that require extensive investigations and procedures. Additionally, it is not out of the realm of reason for employees not to want illegal activity happening within their workplace. It is for this reason, and many more, that negative treatment by an employer towards an employee who assists in such investigations is illegal.

If you were fired, demoted, suspended, threated, or harassed in any way by an employer as a result of a complaint or assisting with an investigation, you may have a “whistleblower” claim. It is vital to get informed and know your rights as an Employee to ensure your legal rights are protected. Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that deals with just that.

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Fired as Part of a Layoff? Read Here!

It is no secret that the economy is not at its best. And during these time employers must make hard decisions as to its workforce and the amount of people it can afford to stay in business. As a result, layoffs become a sad reality for many working Americans. However, even though employers may legally carry out large layoffs, they still must adhere to certain mandates regarding their practices.

If you were fired as part of large layoff it is vital to get informed and know your rights as an Employee to ensure your legal rights are protected. Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that deals with just that.

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When Employers “Retaliate”…

As an employee, you should feel comfortable reporting wrongdoings or potential illegal activities. Similarly, an employer would benefit from knowing such accusations, in order to make the business the best it possibly can be. Unfortunately however, the reality is, some employers punish those who make formal complaints or reveal transgressions.

If you were fired or believe that your employer acted negatively towards you as a result of a complaint, you may be a victim of “Retaliation Discrimination.” It is vital to get informed and know your rights as an Employee to ensure your legal rights are protected. Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that deals with just that.

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You Missed Work and Now You’re Out of A Job. Read Now!

Although many workers qualify as “at-will” employees, employers are still prevented from firing employees for reasons not considered “valid” by the law. Many exceptions exist that protect all employees from being fired unlawfully or treated unfairly. Being informed of these exceptions are vital to knowing your rights and ensuring you are protected.

If you were fired or believe that your employer acted negatively towards you as a result of missing work for a legitimate reason, you may have a legal claim. Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that deals with just that. Read now and get informed! 

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Fox Guests Battle Over New CVS Health Policy, Resort To Personal Attacks: ‘You Just Write Books!’

CVS has outraged many by announcing that it wants all employees who wish to use its health plan to submit health information such as weight, body fat, and blood sugar. Those who don’t comply with the drug store chain’s new policy will face a $600/year fine. To debate the merits and fairness of this move, Fox & Friends‘ Brian Kilmeade invited Steven Mitchell Sack, an employment attorney and author, and John Banzhaf, a law professor. Things quickly got heated.

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Think You’re an Employee?…Think Again

When you’re working for a company or employer of some kind, it would only make sense to think of yourself as an employee wouldn’t it? Ah, if only it was that simple. However, various positions of employment are considered “Independent Contractors” for various reasons under the law and the differences between the two titles are vast.

It is vital to get informed and know your rights as an Employee or Independent Contractor to ensure your legal rights are protected and you receive the benefits you deserve. Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that deals with just that.

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Leading Employment Lawyer Blasts CVS for Asking Workers to Voluntarily Give Their Health Statistics or Else Face a Fine

Attorney Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” appeared on “Fox & Friends” this morning to discuss CVS’ new work policy requiring its employees to disclose their personal health information or else pay a fine. He said the policy potentially violates the law, especially because the employees are being forced to consent to this policy.

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So You’ve found a Better Job huh? Not So Fast! Read here!

Getting a Job in this economy is hard enough, yet for whatever the reason, resignation is sometimes warranted. (Usually as a result of dissatisfaction in the work-place or an offer of a better opportunity)  However, because the job market is so scarce, an employee must first make sure he/she has covered all the necessary bases before moving on from a job.

As an employee, it is vital to get informed and keep yourself protected from making a bad move when trying to resign. Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that deals with just that! Read now!

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Creating a High Standard: An Overview of Drug Testing

Opinions greatly vary regarding both the use of drugs and alcohol and its testing. But whatever your view, it is clear that there are certain limitations on your employer’s ability to drug test you and the procedures he/she may use.

It is vital to get informed and know your rights as an employee or potential employee. Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that deals with just that! Read now!

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