Happy Valentine’s Day from The Employee’s Lawyer! As that special time of the year approaches, many employees wonder just how much control an employer has over interoffice romances. Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that deals with just that. Get informed and stay aware of your rights.
As you receive the news that you are expecting a baby, the feeling of joy is overwhelming. Thoughts of all the new and upcoming events create a sense of excitement never felt before. However, as your thoughts continue, you begin to worry about your career and how this pregnancy will affect your position as an employee.
It is vital to get informed and know your rights as a pregnant employee. Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that deals with just that.
Hello again! The Employee’s Lawyer here, giving out all the secrets and truths about Employment Law and your legal rights.
As technology drastically advances, by what seems like the day, it is hard to imagine that anything is private anymore. However, there are some elements of your employment that even in this digital age may not be available to you. Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that deals with just that. Get informed and stay aware of your rights.
Attorney Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” has been retained by the Eastern Outdoor Reps Association (EORA) and The National Shoe Travelers (NST) as General Counsel throughout the 2013 year.
Steven Mitchell Sack appeared on “FOX & Friends” on December 7 to discuss how negative statements and comments about a business, competitor, contractor or person on the Internet may expose the author to expensive litigation.
Attorney Steven Mitchell Sack received the 2012 “Leadership in Law” award as Sole Practitioner, presented by Long Island Business News. The awards ceremony took place November 29 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Mr. Sack was honored for his devotion to his clients, making him one of Long Island’s strongest leaders in the legal profession.
Steven Mitchell Sack discussed techniques to go about negotiating a raise in the coming year on “Fox & Friends.” He suggests six specific methods to follow when asking for a salary increase in this tenuous economy.
Mr. Sack’s tips include: Continue reading “Six Effective Raise Negotiation Tactics for the New Year”
Another important point to remember is to always review your current contract or letter of agreement. If notice is required to be given, do this so you will not violate the contract’s obligations. For example, if your contract requires you to give 30 days’ notice before leaving, you must do so to avoid the company claiming you are in breach of contract. If you do not resign properly, you may be sued for damages.
Whenever possible, sign a written contract with a new employer before resigning. A written contract with a definite term (for example, six months or one year) can protect you from situations where the new employer changes its mind and decides not to hire you, or fires you after a short period of time. This often happens with devastating consequences but can be avoided by insisting on a valid agreement with job security before starting work. If the new employer does not agree to this, think twice before jumping ship.
Most employees do not know how to resign properly. The slightest mistake can cause the forfeiture of valuable benefits. Some people resign without receiving a job offer from a new employer. Later, after learning the new job did not materialize, they are unable to be rehired by their former employer and spend months out of work unnecessarily. Others are tricked by a company and told to resign instead of getting fired. The problem is that they then learn the hard way they are not entitled to collect valuable unemployment compensation benefits as a result of this.