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Employment Laws

What Is An Arbitration Agreement For Employment?

In years past, a case of discrimination against an employee or employees might yield a large verdict, especially if the jury could be made to empathize with the plaintiff’s struggles against their large employer. However, this has become less and less common, for a variety of reasons, not least of all because many employers are…

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Disability Definitions In Different Laws

The colloquial meaning of the word “disabled” is fairly clear. The word refers to someone who, due to some sort of mental, physical or developmental abnormality, cannot perform certain tasks normally expected of someone of the person’s age and cognitive ability. However, in a legal context, disability takes on not just one, but many different…

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Understanding Wage Rights

One of the most fundamental aspects of employment is receiving a paycheck reflecting an agreed upon amount of labor and wage. However, if an employment relationship deteriorates, one common tactic often used to try and cow an employee into submission is a refusal to pay wages. This is against the law and, unless your employer…

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Employee Background Check Rights

Nearly every job interview will eventually require a background check, and not all checks are created equal. However, depending on the type of question asked, this normally routine procedure can be discriminatory. It is important to remember that employee background check rights are legally protected. If you believe that you have been asked inappropriate questions…

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South Carolina Employee Rights

Because the United States is comprised of fifty different jurisdictions, it can sometimes be confusing to try and understand your rights as an employee. South Carolina does guarantee certain rights to employees and contractors, and they do differ somewhat from neighboring states. One has to be aware of those rights to be certain that you…

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Undocumented Workers Rights

As one might imagine, undocumented immigrants are not, in theory, supposed to work while in the United States. However, many employers hire them anyway, for a variety of reasons. And many are then surprised when federal and state laws protect their rights on the job. While the state of South Carolina has not as of…

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The Reach of the Equal Pay Act (EPA)

Rightly or wrongly, it is a common perception in the United States that the wage gap is a myth—that in fields where the genders are hired at a roughly equal clip, wages are also roughly equal. In reality, disparity remains. Regardless, even if the genders were always paid equally, there are those who would use…

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Employee Benefits Discrimination Laws

Most of the time, when employment discrimination is discussed, it is on the basis of being unlawfully terminated or not hired due to a suspect characteristic. However, state and federal anti-discrimination laws also cover benefits on the job. Promotions, reassignments, and bonuses, among other workplace events, can be granted or denied based on certain characteristics…

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The Role of the EEOC In Discrimination Cases

It is generally common knowledge that when one runs up against issues of employment discrimination, one should consult the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to see if they may be able to make a difference in your case or even handle it completely. Most people do investigate this possibility, but very often they remain confused…

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