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Other Types of Discrimination

Lea en español Equal Pay Several laws entitle workers who perform “substantially equal” work to be paid equally. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 applies only to equal pay regarding sex. Other laws, such as Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibit discrimination in pay regarding any […]

Job Termination

Lea en español Protecting Yourself from the Loss of Your Job There are two ways individuals can be classified when referring to employment: “at–will” or “contract.” The “at–will employee” doctrine holds that the employees without a contract can have their employment terminated by either party, at any time, for any reason, with or without notice, […]

Family and Medical Leave Act Overview

Lea en español An Overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act Under the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act, enacted in 1993, qualified employees have the right to take unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks without the risk of losing their jobs. There are restrictions—a person is entitled to only one 12 […]

Federal and State FMLA Laws

Lea en español Federal Versus State Laws Addressing Family Leave When taking FMLA leave, employees should first be sure they and their employers are covered by the act. Next, employees should consult with a local attorney to determine how any state family-leave laws affect their rights under the FMLA, which is a federal law. State […]

Employer and Employee Responsibilities

Lea en español Employer Responsibilities The employer must provide the employee with a timely and definite determination of whether the employee is covered by the FMLA. The employer must tell the employee if he or she may combine paid leave with unpaid leave. Under the FMLA, the employer must provide the employee or someone acting […]

Definitions and Sources

Lea en español The Labor Department has provided the following FMLA general definitions. Employee benefits: Benefits provided or available to employees, such as health, life and disability insurance; sick leave; educational reimbursement; and pensions. Health care provider: A doctor licensed to practice medicine or surgery by the state and any other person determined capable of […]

Employment Law

Lea en español Your job is more than just a way to pay your bills. If you are like many of us, your job is a means for you to provide for your family and is where you spend most of your time when you are not at home. So, it is important that your […]