Having Problems with Wages1

Having Problems with Wages?

When you don’t receive all the wages you have earned, the first step is to bring it to your employer’s attention, as hopefully it was only a mistake. However, if it turns out you’re a victim of wage theft, unlawful deductions, shortened hours, or more, you have rights. Check your payslip You should start by[…]
Do You Have An Unpaid Wage Claim1

Do You Have An Unpaid Wage Claim?

If you haven’t been paid all the money you’ve earned at work, you might have a legal claim against your employer under state or federal wage and hour law. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protects your right to earn at least the federal minimum wage, to be paid for every hour worked, to[…]
Do-It-Yourself Guide – Recovery of Unpaid Wages

Do-It-Yourself Guide – Recovery of Unpaid Wages

The department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The department also provides information to workers who are trying to collect unpaid wages from their employers. If you are not sure whether you were paid correctly, you should first look at the “Wage and Hour[…]
How to Submit a Wage Claim under Texas Payday Law2

How to Submit a Wage Claim under Texas Payday Law?

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) investigates wage claims under the Texas Payday Law, chapter 61 of the Texas Labor Code. The commission assists employees to recover their unpaid wages. Texas Payday Law covers all Texas business entities, regardless of size, except for public employers such as the federal government, the state or a political subdivision of[…]
Wrongful Termination Was Your Firing Illegal

Wrongful Termination: Was Your Firing Illegal?

Although many individuals who are terminated from their job feel their termination was “wrongful”, especially if it was done without cause, the legal definition of wrongful determination is quite specific. To be wrongfully terminated is to be fired for an illegal reason, which may involve violation of federal anti-discrimination laws or a contractual breach. For[…]
When Can You Sue For Wrongful Termination

When Can You Sue For Wrongful Termination?

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), since 2005 the amount of wrongful termination lawsuits has increased significantly every year, with the most significant peak in 2008 when the economy crashed. Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? Typically these claims are groundless but there are many reasons that you as an employee can[…]
Employees Fear Reporting Sexual Harassment in Workplace

Employees Fear Reporting Sexual Harassment in Workplace

Sexual harassment in the work place is still a big problem in California and across the United States. According to a recent news article from Main Street, despite high frequency of workplace sexual harassment incidents, employees are often too afraid to report when they are harassed out of fear it will have consequences for their[…]
What’s Considered Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

What’s Considered Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Sexual harassment is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that in a direct or indirect way does one of the following: affects your employment; unreasonably interferes with your performance at work; or creates a work[…]
60% of Women in Silicon Valley Have Been Sexually Harassed

60% of Women in Silicon Valley Have Been Sexually Harassed

Nearly two-thirds of women working in Silicon Valley tech firms have experienced incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace, a new study by Stanford University researchers has revealed. Of the 60% of women who experienced “unwanted sexual advances”, 65% said these advances had come from one of their superiors, according to a survey titled Elephant[…]
What does sexual harassment look like

What does sexual harassment look like ?

Unwanted and unwelcome sexual advances towards a person is called sexual harassment. Sexual harassment victims are mostly women. A recent national poll stated that almost 1/3rd of the women have been sexually harassed in their workplace. But in some cases, even men get harassed in their workplace. In both these cases, the harasser is almost[…]