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Employment & Workplace Law Issues & Topics

The Employment And Workplace Law Practice Area deals with employees and employers in matters concerning labor relations and compliance with labor laws.  Lawyers that focus their practice on employment and workplace law typically handle one or more of the topics listed below. 

Employee Rights & Legal Issues

 
Employment Laws
  
Federal Antidiscrimination Laws
  
What is Employment Discrimination?
  
Unlawful Interview & Application Questions
  
Background Investigations
  
What Information Can Employers Ask My References?
  
What Is Employment At Will?
  
Employment Contracts
  
Minimum Wage Laws
  
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Independent Contractors
  
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Is My Employer Required To Provide Health Care Coverage?
  
What Is COBRA?
  
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Am I Entitled To Paid Legal Holidays And Vacation Time?
  
Do I Have The Right To Receive Severance Pay?
  
I'm Pregnant, What Are My Rights?
  
 
What Is The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?
  
Military Leave
  
Age Discrimination
  
Handicap Discrimination
  
National Origin Discrimination
  
Race Discrimination
  
Religious Discrimination
  
Sex Discrimination
  
Equal Pay Laws
  
Affirmative Action
  
Reverse Discrimination
  
Do I Have The Right To See My Personnel File?
  
Can An Employer Require Me To Take A Lie Detector Test?
  
Can An Employer Require Me To Take A Drug Or Alcohol Test?
  
What Is OSHA?
  
What Are My Rights If I'm Injured On The Job?
  
Can I Be Fired For Smoking At Work?
  
What Is Wrongful Discharge?
  
What Are Lawful Reasons For Employment Termination?
  

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Employer Rights & Legal Issues

 
Job Advertisements
  
Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ)
  
I-9 Forms
  
Employee Handbooks
  
Wage & Hour Requirements
  
Employer Record Keeping Requirements
  
Employer Taxes
  
 
Employee Benefits
  
Employee Privacy
  
Job Related Discrimination
  
Employee Health & Safety
  
Labor Unions
  
Evaluating Employee Performance
  
Terminating An Employee
  

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Employment Laws & Procedures

 
Arbitration
  
Mediation
  
Unemployment Compensation
  
Workers' Compensation
  
Social Security Benefits
  
Labor Management Reporting & Disclosure Act of 1959
  
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  
Rehabilitation Act Of 1973
  
Civil Service Reform Act Of 1978
  
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  
How Do I File A Discrimination Charge?
  
 
Civil Rights Act Of 1964
  
Civil Rights Act Of 1991
  
Age Discrimination In Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
  
Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  
Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  
Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  
Executive Order 11246
  
Prohibited Personnel Practices Executive Order 11478
  
Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act
  

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