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Employees have responsibilities to employer regarding FMLA leave

The Family Medical Leave Act is a powerful law that has provided untold numbers of California employees and their families very needed time to take care of their health and well-being when illness or injury occurs. It functions to protect the employee from termination from employment due to not appearing for work, while on a qualified leave. It is different from California’s sick leave law.

40 years young: Protection from age discrimination

People over 40 years of age in Nevada who have been in the workforce are usually aware of the issue of age discrimination. Although often illegal, that does not mean it does not occur. Rather, because it is illegal, there are remedies for workers whose employers discriminate against them.

Employees have legal right to keep their tips

The laws surrounding wages and tips in the California restaurant industry can be confusing, and both employee and employee often misunderstand. There are times when tips are the property of the employer. There are other times when the tips are the property of the server or pool of servers and similarly tipped personnel.

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. 

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.

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.

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