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Understanding Constructive Discharge

Employees of both large corporations and small businesses deserve respect and workplace safety. No one should have to endure bullying, harassment, or abuse at work. But sometimes, employees feel forced to resign because workplace abuse and harassment have become so...

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Can I Fire an Employee Who Brought a Gun to Work?

As an employer, you have an obligation to keep employees and guests safe in your workplace. Different people have different perspectives on safety. An employee working a late shift might feel safer having a weapon available to them as they...

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Ten Policies to Consider When You Review Your Business Employee Policies

Every business with employees needs a set of rules. Business employee policies are guidelines that provide a framework for employees to know how to conduct themselves appropriately while working. Without a comprehensive set of company policies, there is room for...

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Here are the Top 5 FLSA Mistakes That Employers Make

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the primary law controlling overtime and minimum wage requirements in the United States. Also, the FLSA establishes the basic requirements employees need to meet to earn overtime or be exempt from earning...

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What Can Be Considered Workplace Retaliation?

Employees in the United States have certain rights under both state and federal law. If your employer violates those rights, you have the right to report them. Additionally, if you witness a co-worker’s rights being violated, you have the right...

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How to Report an Employer to the Department of Labor

In America, many laws protect employees in the workplace. The law protects workers from many forms of discrimination, unfair wages, workplace hazards, and more. However, it is an unfortunate fact that not all employers follow these laws. Some make mistakes...

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What Is Employment Disparity?

Most Americans believe in freedom and equality for all. These are foundational principles of our democracy and permeate all aspects of our society—at least in theory. Sadly, our history does not reflect these ideals. Instead, our history exhibits systemic racism...

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What Employers Can Do If Workers Refuse a COVID-19 Vaccination

As the pandemic rages, businesses must answer daily questions regarding how to run their companies during this unprecedented time. And now that three vaccines have hit the market, even more questions arise about employer COVID-19 vaccination policies. Many people are...

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Can You Terminate an Employee Solely for Poor Performance?

As an employer, one of the most distasteful parts of your job is when you have to terminate an employee. There are many reasons that employees may need to be terminated, but poor job performance tends to be at the...

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LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in MD: What You Need to Know

In recent years, great strides have been made toward granting the LGBTQ community equal rights under the law. Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 began the fight decades ago by establishing a prohibition on discrimination against individuals...

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