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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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An Oral Contract Ain’t What it Used to Be

Long gone are the days where a man’s word was worth its weight in gold. In today’s modern age, false assurances can leave an individual disappointed and sometimes seemingly hopeless. But nothing is more detrimental than a broken promise given by a future or current employer. In today’s economy, employees can no longer risk the possibility of relying on the words of their employers.

As an employee, it is vital to get informed and know how to ensure your employer stays accountable to his/her agreements. Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that deals with just that! Read now!

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ERISA Benefits: How Much is Your Job Benefitting you?

There are many rewards that come with having a career, but only a select few are categorized as “benefits.” For those of you that are lucky enough to have jobs that promise these perks, it’s not always easy to keep track of all the details, such as: what is owed to you? when you can receive? and what happens if you are denied what you are entitled to?

It is vital to get informed and know your rights as a recipient of benefits, to ensure your legal rights are protected. Here’s a section of my book “The Employee Rights Handbook” that deals with just that! Read now!

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Eastern Winter Sports Reps Association, Inc. Retains Steven Mitchell Sack as General Counsel in 2013

Attorney Steven Mitchell Sack has been retained by the Eastern Winter Sports Reps Association, Inc. (EWSRA) throughout the 2013 year.

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Applicant References: What is your past employer really saying about you?

Throughout our lives we transition in-between jobs quite frequently, and as a result, potential employers look to inquire about our past job history through references of employment. However, what if your previous employer gives you a negative recommendation which leads to you not getting the job? Can that employer be held liable for “bad- talking” you? The following presents a brief overview of what a past employer may be liable for as well as a potential employer’s duty to check such references.

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

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Background Checks: Has the past really passed?

In a day and age where job prospects are not as plentiful as they once were, it is important to ensure that we strive to be the best job candidates possible; but that doesn’t mean we’re perfect! You may have a bad credit history, a run-in with the law, or even a photo or two on facebook that you’re not proud of. Although these are all pertinent issues to a potential employer, to what extent can a company check your past when applying for a job?

It is vital to get informed and know your rights as a potential 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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Working Overtime: Are You Entitled?

In this fast paced society we live in, every day is a race to get the most accomplished in the shortest period of time. However, sometimes the demand of a career can either require or leave an employee wanting to work overtime. But overtime is not necessarily an entitlement given to all employees.

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