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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?
What Is ERISA?
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?


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


Employment Laws & Procedures

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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