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Employment Laws

Filing A Wage And Hour Claim In South Carolina

It may seem strange that an employer simply may not pay an employee, for any number of reasons. However, it does occur. If it happens to you, you are not without recourse. It is possible to bring suit against your employer under South Carolina law, and you may be able to get as much as…

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Proving National Origin Discrimination

In today’s political climate, it is sadly common to see immigrants and workers of foreign origin being cast as the villain in any number of situations. However, despite popular perception, immigrants have rights, even if they are in the country without documentation. If an employer mistreats you and you believe that it may be due…

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Employment Contract Rights – The Exception To At-Will Hiring

Generally, U.S. workers are familiar with the concept of at-will employment, namely that anyone hired “at will” may be discharged with or without cause. Fewer people are familiar with employment contract, or with the fact that they effectively act as an exception to the at-will doctrine. If you have a written employment contract between you…

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Applying For A Job With A Disability – Know Your Rights

Data released in 2012 show that as many as 1 in 5 people in the United States have some kind of disability. Out of these millions, the majority of them work. However, a significant percentage have extreme difficulty in finding work, often because of their disclosure of disability. Many are unaware that under the Americans…

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The EEOC Charge Process In South Carolina

A person in South Carolina who believes they have been discriminated against by their employer or a person associated with their employer has two major options to resolve the potential issue, and in many situations, they are attempted one after the other. A person usually tries to resolve the issue in-house, and then if such…

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What Is Pregnancy Discrimination?

Becoming pregnant can be a truly joyous event for many women and their partners. However, it can also be a problem if you have an employer that does not appropriately handle the issue by granting you the accommodations you need. You are legally entitled to certain assistance, but if your employer does not know or…

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Returning To Work After FMLA Leave

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to be taken in cases of medical emergency for you or a close relative, such as a spouse or child. Most of the time, one is entitled to return to the same position without any changes once the leave has ended.…

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Adverse Employment Action – How To Spot It & What To Do

The concept of wrongful termination is commonly discussed when discussing employer retaliation. However, there are multiple different ways by which an employer can act against you as an employee without firing you or forcing you to resign; these are referred to collectively as adverse employment action. It can be difficult to identify when behavior is…

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DACA Status & Policies In South Carolina

Despite efforts by the current administration to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the status is still valid through March 5, 2018, and may be extended via an act of Congress. Upon being granted status, holders could also apply for work permits, which in theory then grants the right to legal employment…

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