In 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor to update the regulations defining which white collar workers are protected by the FLSA's minimum wage and overtime standards.
Almost always, severance agreements contain language that waives an employee's right to file suit on Title VII claims and other employee discrimination statutes. Sometimes these agreements are also referred to as "separation agreements." Thus, if you believe your employer may have terminated you for an unlawful purpose, you should likely not rush to sign that document for two weeks of severance pay. After all, one more paycheck is hardly worth signing away your ability to bring a successful discrimination suit.
Yes. But a government employee's 1st amendments rights are not necessarily absolute. "The First Amendment generally prohibits government officials from dismissing or demoting an employee because of the employee's engagement in constitutionally protected political activity." Heffernan v. City of Paterson, 14-1280 (U.S. 2016). In fact, in Heffernan, the Supreme Court held that even perceived engagement in protected activity is protected. (Id.)
Yes I am. If you are an attorney, I am quite sure you have had to deal with many jokes and snide comments about what you do. Undoubtedly, there are people in this country holding the belief that we are responsible for a majority of evils in the world. Well, not only do I believe we are not all bad, I hold the firm belief that we are good.
In certain industries, it is not unheard of for business competitors to play a little cloak and dagger. Businesses may slander each other just like people.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment still occurs in the workplace. This harassment may occur in the form of inappropriate comments, requests for sexual favors, inappropriate touching and other degrading acts on the basis of sex.
Your insurance companies have a duty to not unreasonably deny your claims. However, your insurance company may not satisfy that duty.
The first step an experienced automobile accident lawyer undertakes while representing an injured individual is determining who is responsible. In the majority of car accident cases, one driver is more to blame than the other. Although some injuries are the result of intentional acts, most car accidents are the result of one parties negligence. Simply put, a driver is negligent when he or she fails to exercise ordinary care. Ordinary care is that which a reasonably prudent person would exercise in the same or similar circumstances.
It is natural to think that a person who causes you harm or their insurance company will fully compensate you for your injury. Unfortunately, full compensation is a rarity. Insurance companies have been the beneficiaries of huge profits after they have implemented schemes designed to undercompensate those injured by their insured. Insurance companies know that when a party does not have a lawyer they are ripe to be taken advantage of.
March Madness is here! Are you a Xavier, UC, Dayton, Indiana or Kentucky fan? Time to fill out your bracket and get your game face on!