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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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Office Romances: Limits on Love

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.

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Pregnant Discrimination: Are you being treated fairly?

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.

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Access to Personnel Records. Read here to get informed!

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.

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Steven Mitchell Sack Named General Counsel for Two National Sales Representative Organizations in 2013

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.

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Steven Mitchell Sack Says Those Who Post Negative Reviews and Comments Online May Face Lawsuits

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.

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Steven Mitchell Sack Receives Long Island Business News’ “Leadership in Law” Award

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.

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Six Effective Raise Negotiation Tactics for the New Year

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.

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