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Is a restraining order during a divorce necessary?

For many years, Nevada had the highest divorce rate in the United States. Many couples would travel to the state to get their marriages dissolved in a quick, efficient manner. 

There is always a lot of paperwork involved with divorce proceedings, but some spouses wonder if they should have a restraining order put against an ex. It may seem extreme, but under some circumstances, it is prudent. Depending on a person's specific situation, it can be worth it to at least look into acquiring a temporary restraining order. 

Tips for employers when they receive discrimination complaints

Most employers do not want to imagine discrimination taking place at their business. However, it unfortunately happens all the time. In fact, a report from the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission showed the organization received more charges in 2016 than in 2015. 

In many cases, the employer ends up making a situation worse. Employers need to play an active role in the investigation. Employers who get ahead of the situation have the opportunity to prevent a long, arduous court battle. Here are several ways employers can handle discrimination complaints.

How to know if your employer has violated the FLSA

Employment in the United States is fairly well regulated by both federal and state governments. While California and Nevada both set their own laws regarding minimum wage, it is federal law that sets the minimum allowed. In addition, federal laws allow for exceptions to the minimum wage rules and dictates overtime pay, along with managing the employment of minors.

Workers should become familiar with the Fair Labor Standards Act, which is the law that sets wage rules. If an employer violates the FLSA, an employee has the right to report it. The FLSA is managed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. If a worker files a complaint against an employer for violating the FLSA, the WHD investigates it.

Is beauty discrimination possible?

Once in a while, a news story pops up about an employee who believes she lost a job or faced discrimination in the workplace for looking either too beautiful or not beautiful enough in the eyes of the employer. Federal law prohibits discriminating against employees for their age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability. Absent from that list is an employee’s looks. Therefore, many people wonder if they can truly face discrimination or have their employment terminated based on being considered too pretty or not pretty enough.

 

What is marital status discrimination?

Federal law prohibits numerous types of workplace discrimination. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of national origin, religion, race, or sex. 

While federal law does not prohibit it, many states outlaw discrimination on the grounds of a person's marital status. California is one of those states. As such, employers cannot make decisions regarding a person's employment on the grounds of whether he or she does or does not have a spouse

Different ways to approach divorce

Have you heard horror story after horror story from friends who have gone through a divorce? Did you come from a home where your parents had a high-conflict end to their marriage? Is this your second time splitting from your spouse?

No matter your situation, you may be nervous about getting divorced due to all the contention it often causes and the effects it has on your children. The good news is the traditional method of litigation (fighting in court) is not your only option. One of these alternative approaches may work better for your situation.

The CFRA protects qualified employees who are remote workers

The California Family Rights Act provides employees who qualify with up to 12 weeks of medical and family leave. But as a remote worker, you may assume these rights do not apply to you. This may not be the case, however.

In the summer of 2015, the state amended the CFRA and its protections to extend to more employees. One of the major regulations affects those who are remote workers without a fixed worksite location.

New Nevada law promotes fairness to pregnant workers

The law in Nevada entitles pregnant workers to the same protections from discrimination as other workers. As such, the law provides that employers must allow pregnant employees reasonable accommodations, just as they must with others with potential limitations.

 The State of Nevada has recently stepped up on behalf of pregnant workers with the Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act. The effective date of this state law is October 1, 2017. It dictates that pregnant employees are to be free from unlawful employment practices based on their conditions, as well as safe from discrimination.

3 reasons you might want a postnuptial agreement

Marriage is a beautiful union, but it does not come without complications. If either you or your spouse brings significant assets into the marriage, things can get tricky fast. Perhaps you thought about signing a prenuptial agreement but did not follow through. Now that you tied the knot, you are wondering what will happen in the event of a divorce.

You might consider a postnuptial agreement to determine asset division and how to handle money during the marriage. Keep reading for some reasons you might want to pursue a postnuptial agreement.

How can employees know if they were wrongfully terminated?

Many people lose their jobs at one point or another in their lives. According to Business Insider, some of the most common explanations for why employers fire workers include sleeping on the job, lying to a supervisor or constantly being late or absent entirely.

There are justifiable reasons for why people lose their jobs. However, there are other times when wrongful termination of employment takes place. An employee who lost his or her job for no real reason or for an illegal reason may file a wrongful termination claim. The following reasons are some of the most typical explanations for wrongful termination.

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