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What you should know if you want to be a whistleblower

While the American workforce is becoming increasingly comprised of millennials, one thing stands the test of time: no one likes a snitch in the workplace. So sticking to the “company line” and not providing fodder to competitors and Internet trolls is highly important, even in 2016. So much so, that people may be genuinely concerned about losing their jobs if they speak out against fraud.

An employee's rights under the FMLA

The Family Medical Leave Act provides employees with an opportunity to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within a 12 month period. This type of leave is guaranteed by law, meaning that employers may not put conditions on it or merge it with other forms of paid (or unpaid) leave that an employer may offer.

How pretext works in an employment law context

When an employer terminates a worker’s employment status, there is commonly a work related issue attached to it. This may be a performance related reason, such as not completing assignments on time, or insubordination, or it could be an attendance issue, such as not showing up for work or being chronically late for their shift.

Court allows jilted job applicant's FCRA claim to proceed

In many jobs that people apply to, there is a customary background check so that employers can make informed decisions about future employees. In many cases, a background check is merely a formality, but offers are commonly conditioned upon a successful background check.

What employees should know about non-disclosure agreements

Every business, regardless of whether they are small or large, depend on innovation in order to compete in the marketplace. This competitive edge is commonly secured by being unique and letting their employees cultivate great ideas so that the business can benefit.

How to make social media work for you, not against you

Social media has become such an ingrained part of our culture, it is natural to inform our friends about the joys of our lives just as much as the troubling times. For instance, it has become commonplace for us to communicate how happy we are after we have tied the knot or how we are celebrating a particular holiday.

Common questions whistleblowers may have

If you are witnessing fraud by your employer, you may be ambivalent about speaking out against it. After all, you have a good stable, well-paying job, and these types of jobs don’t grow on trees. Even if you are not fired for speaking out, you could be marginalized and made to feel miserable for your purported transgression.

Is there such a thing as privacy in the workplace anymore?

Increasingly, we live in a world in which being connected is prioritized over personal privacy. From social media websites, connected cars and public security camera systems; across the U.S. and throughout the world, today personal privacy is something that most people only truly enjoy in the comfort of their own homes.

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