Subway Found to Have Committed 17,000 Wage and Hour Violations

- Patrick Jordan

It has been said that wage theft robs hard working Americans of more money every year than all store holdups and bank robberies combined. The ‘Low Pay Is Not OK’ campaign recently hired Hart Research to conduct a survey about wage theft. Of the 1,088 respondents, 89% claimed to have been forced to perform work […]

Age Discrimination Cases Increasingly Difficult to Prove

- Patrick Jordan

Losing employment at any age puts one under great financial strain. But individuals in their 40s, 50s, and 60s may be affected the most. While most likely receiving higher pay, these people also have the most financial commitments, such as a mortgage and retirement savings. In the past, age discrimination cases were almost effortlessly being […]

What You Can Do About Workplace Gender Discrimination

- Patrick Jordan

If you, or a loved one, have been discriminated against in your workplace based on your gender, this is a serious problem under state and federal law. This type of discrimination involves treating someone unfairly, whether it is an applicant or an employee, because of their sex or gender. What Discrimination Law Forbids The law […]

Medical Marijuana, Migraines, and Disability Discrimination

- Patrick Jordan

Recently, there have been many changes in various state laws regarding the use of medical marijuana and recreational use of marijuana. These changes have caused a chain reaction in employment discrimination lawsuits by patients that use medical marijuana to manage chronic medical conditions. Medical Marijuana and Migraine Treatment Most recently, a Rhode Island fabrics company […]

Grievance Negotiation Procedures

- Patrick Jordan

Why Grievance-Negotiation Procedures Are Important Grievance negotiation is a way to resolve a dispute between an employer and its employee(s). Each company should have a grievance procedure, which delineates how an employee or group of employees can bring complaints against the employer. Usually, the grievance policy will be embodied in an employment handbook or some […]

Severance Package Negotiations

- Patrick Jordan

When You Should Engage in Severance-Package Negotiations Severance packages are offered or sought for a variety of reasons: they may be used to prevent an employee from working for a competitor, to ensure that an employee waives his or her right to pursue a legal claim against the former employer, or they may be used […]