Articles about employee rights regarding employment contracts and agreements, such as non-compete, non-disclosure, separation and severance agreements. Independent contractor agreements included.
Employee rights related to job hiring. Examples are hiring on as an "at-will" employee, background checks, prohibited discrimination, illegal interview questions, working a probationary period and Veterans' Preference.
Employee rights related to mandatory and voluntary employee benefits provided by employers, such as COBRA extended health insurance, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation. Explains and lists legal holidays.
Topics related to work hours, such as employee rights regarding work breaks and forced mandatory overtime. Includes information about work-hour restrictions under the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA.
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Employee rights articles about workplace retaliation by employers and unions that is prohibited under relevant laws, when employees exercise their rights under the laws. Whistleblower retaliation is included.
Breaks & Leave
About employee rights regarding work breaks and leave benefits provided by employers, such as sick leave, vacation, holidays, family and medical leave, and rest, bathroom, smoke and lunch breaks.
Safety & Health
Explains workers' rights to a safe and healthy workplace under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Includes links to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state equivalents.
Briefly explains Federal child labor law provisions and work hour restrictions for youths. Provides links to government resources for conducting further research into Federal and state child labor laws.
Employee rights and benefits when employment is terminated, such as when workers are discharged through layoffs or getting fired. Quitting a job, constructive discharge and wrongful termination included.
Information for independent contractors (ICs) about the benefits of working under IC agreements. Also explains IC rights regarding "independent contractor vs employee" legal issues.
Employee rights for standard and extended state unemployment benefits. Related topics include Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), final pay and COBRA extended health insurance.
Factors that employers typically may, may not or must consider under Federal and state laws, when making hiring, job and other employment decisions based solely on a worker's criminal record.
Employee rights regarding unfair labor practices, plus information about the privilege to join or refrain from joining a labor union under right to work laws. Also provides links to union lists and directories.
Employee rights topics regarding temporary and permanent disability. Includes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability benefits provided by Social Security, states, and workers' compensation.
Wages & Pay
Employee rights for wages and other pay, such as payday requirements, final paychecks, wage garnishment, minimum wage, prevailing wage, and overtime, severance, holiday, sick and vacation pay.
Employee rights topics about employment discrimination and legal recourse. Discrimination topics include age, pregnancy, equal pay, religion, disability, nepotism, sexual harassment, and hostile work environment.
Employee rights topics related to workplace issues, such as drug testing, defamation (slander or libel), dress code (including employee uniforms), bad boss, nepotism, employee privacy, harassment and retaliation.
Employee Rights Resources
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Direct links to or research resources for state and Federal discrimination laws, whistleblower laws, and employment, labor and employee rights laws.
Web directory of Federal and state government offices that provide employment, labor and employee rights resources, and enforce the related laws.
Provides links to all employee rights articles and resources at EmployeeIssues.com, arranged alphabetically.