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District Court rules that restaurant firing was a recipe for disaster

A federal district court has ruled that Wisconsin restaurant Sparx must pay back pay and interest to a former employee

who was fired in retaliation for complaining about a racist display in the workplace.  339 more words


Getting the Story Straight

As much as everyone hopes that an employee will always be the right fit for a job, sometimes employers need to discharge a worker. And unless doing so breaks a contract or is based on some unlawful reason (such as illegal discrimination), the dismissal will usually withstand any legal challenge. 226 more words

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When to Speak with an Employment Law Attorney

It seems like everybody has one of those days at work when they just can’t take it anymore. How do you know if you should speak with an attorney? 495 more words

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What Southwest Florida Hourly Employees Need to Know

Hourly employees in Southwest Florida face a unique set of challenges. Getting fairly compensated for one’s regular hours and overtime hours are two common issues that hourly employees face. 496 more words

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Fair Credit Reporting Act -- a trap for the unwary

In my last post, I noted how Minnesota’s new “ban the box” law limits how private sector employers may check the criminal history of potential employees. 415 more words

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