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Hostile Work Environment and Workplace Harassment: What Is the Difference Between Them?

Published December 31, 2021 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
What Is the Difference Between a Hostile Work Environment and Workplace Harassment?

Laws against workplace discrimination protect employees and provide legal guidance on what to do when an employer breaks the rules. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) considers many factors to determine when violations occur. Understanding the terms used to define…

What Your Boss Is Not Allowed to Make You Do

Published December 10, 2021 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
What Your Boss Is Not Allowed to Make You Do

People in management positions are responsible for making a range of important decisions at work. They are often in charge of training, supervising, and disciplining employees. But having a leadership role doesn’t mean that an owner, manager, or supervisor can…

What Is My Employment Discrimination Case Worth?

Published August 25, 2021 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
What Is My Employment Discrimination Case Worth?

Do you believe that you’ve been the victim of discrimination in the workplace? If so, you might be eligible to bring an employment discrimination claim against your employer. Although your primary goals might be to get answers and stop unlawful…

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Employment Lawyer

Published September 10, 2020 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Questions to Ask Your Employment Lawyer

Knowing what to do if you’re having trouble at work is understandably stressful. We all depend on our jobs for financial security. But if you believe that have been treated unfairly or are the victim of harassment or discrimination at…

Your Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Published June 23, 2020 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Your Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect life throughout the country. To help businesses and individuals cope with the impacts of the virus, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was established. This act provides certain employees with the right…

McDonald's Agrees to Pay $26 Million to Settle Wage Theft Lawsuit

Published April 2, 2020 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
McDonald’s Pays $26 Million in Wage Theft Lawsuit

McDonald’s has agreed to pay $26 million in a settlement with California employees who accused the fast food chain of not paying them appropriately for overtime and denying them breaks, among other things. The class action lawsuit was brought on…

How an Oxford Comma Won $5 Million for Truck Drivers

Published October 14, 2019 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Oxford Comma Helps Drivers Win Overtime Pay Dispute

Small technicalities can sometimes transform the outcome of legal cases. That just happened to a group of truck drivers in Maine. A group of delivery drivers recently won $5 million for unpaid overtime after a judge ruled that a small…

Local Veteran Hero Award Winner

Published April 3, 2019 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Employment & Consumer Law Group Present Local Veteran E.J. Hirsch With Local Veteran Hero Award

The Employment and Consumer Law Group are proud to announce the winner of their Local Veteran Hero award: Sgt. Emil John Hirsch, III. Sgt. Hirsch served his country spending time in both Afghanistan and Iraq. While in Iraq, Sgt Hirsch…

Are Short Breaks Taken at Work For Health Reasons Compensable? What About Time Spent Traveling to and from Work?

Published April 18, 2018 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Are Short Breaks Taken at Work For Health Reasons Compensable? What About Time Spent Traveling to and from Work?

Wage theft occurs when employers don’t pay employees everything they are owed by law. Generally, the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay employees for all work time. There are common issues in FLSA and some gray areas…

Discrimination Against Transgenders Illegal Says Sixth Circuit

Published March 8, 2018 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Discrimination Against Transgenders Illegal Says Sixth Circuit

The Sixth Circuit ruled this week federal anti-discrimination laws apply to transgender individuals in the workplace. The Sixth Circuit covers the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. In the case of EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes,…

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