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Archive for May 2016

Reasonable Accommodations For Disabled Workers

Most people are familiar, at least in the colloquial sense, with the concept of reasonable accommodations, especially in the context of disability. However, there is a paucity of understanding when it comes to what accommodations actually qualify as reasonable. Much depends on certain situation-specific factors, but regardless, there is a baseline of sorts for what…

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What Is Harassment in the Workplace?

Many of us have used the term harassment before, almost always in a colloquial sense. However, there is a legal category of behavior known as harassment, and it is almost always grounds on which a complaint may be made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If you believe that you have been the victim…

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Title VII Claims: An Overview

A significant majority of employment discrimination claims are rooted in violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, there remain multiple misconceptions about what Title VII actually oversees and what it does not govern. If you are in a position where you may have to file an employment discrimination claim, it…

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Mediation in South Carolina Employment Disputes

Most of the time, when employees have a dispute with their employer or former employer, they intend to bring suit under federal law. In South Carolina, this sometimes does not happen, at least not right away. Both state and federal authorities in the state encourage the use of mediation in resolving disputes, and many plaintiffs…

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Are You Being Denied Overtime? Here Are The SC Laws

Overtime pay is not guaranteed for all workers, despite many people believing that it should be. However, for those who are entitled to it due to the nature of their employment or membership in a union, there are strict rules for when it is required. If you believe that you have been denied your rightful…

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