Labor and Employment (page 1)


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Supreme Court Rules Discrimination Against LGBT Employees Illegal

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers cannot discriminate against their employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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  • Labor and Employment
  • Jun 15, 2020
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Independent Contractor Or Employee?

It’s a common question in the workforce: whether you’re an employee or an independent contractor. You might wonder, why does it matter? I’m paid the same either way. 

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  • Labor and Employment
  • Jun 8, 2020
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Are You Eligible For Paid Leave?

In March, Congress passed a law meant to help workers in the wake of COVID-19. This law is deeply significant for the U.S., which lacks centralized or widespread paid leave programs.

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  • Labor and Employment
  • May 26, 2020
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Employment Rights And Risks Federal Employees Should Know About 

Working for the United States federal government is unlike working in the private sector in many ways, from hours to required qualifications to the transparency and accountability standards you have to uphold every day. Another important difference?

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  • Labor and Employment
  • May 20, 2020
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What Hourly Workers Need To Know

When you’re an hourly worker, you know exactly what you deserve. For each hour you work, you should receive your hourly rate of pay. 

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  • Labor and Employment
  • Apr 30, 2020
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Unemployed? Here's What You Need To Know.

When you’ve been laid off, it’s hard to know what to do first. As unemployment rises across the country, it’s an unfortunate position more and more Americans find themselves in.

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  • Labor and Employment
  • Apr 29, 2020
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Is It Legal When You Have To Work Through Lunch?

Many workers value the 30-minute or hour-long reprieve from their day when they can sit down and eat on a lunch break.

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  • Labor and Employment
  • Mar 18, 2020
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Country Musician Martina McBride Found Liable for Employee Retaliation

In the ongoing quest to represent the people against the powerful, Morgan & Morgan’s employment law group — specifically attorney Brian Winfrey — has fought for a former employee of a country music star, Martina McBride, in Nashville. 

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  • Labor and Employment
  • Feb 18, 2020
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How Gig Economy Workers Might Be Underpaid — And What To Do

When you work for rideshare services and food delivery apps, you spend all day in your car completing trips. For some, it’s a part-time job, and for others, it’s their full-time gig. Either way, it’s an important source of income for them. 

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  • Labor and Employment
  • Feb 6, 2020
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Landmark Employment Rulings of 2019

This year has been a big one in the field of employment law. The courts have taken multiple opportunities to clarify some of the rules associated with the Fair Labor Standards Act, for example.

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  • Labor and Employment
  • Dec 24, 2019
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Morgan & Morgan's Top Employment Moments in 2019

Morgan & Morgan advocates strongly for workers; af

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  • Labor and Employment
  • Dec 20, 2019
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Is This Legal? A Quiz About Your Workplace Woes

Work can be unfair — and we know that. But sometimes, "unfair" crosses the line into "illegal." Do you know when an employer is acting illegally? Take this quiz and test your knowledge.

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  • Labor and Employment
  • Dec 6, 2019
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10 Jobs Most Vulnerable to Wage Theft

Any worker in any industry can find themselves a victim of wage theft, regardless of their position, status, or employer. However, there are certain jobs where we see this happen with alarming frequency. 

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  • Labor and Employment
  • Nov 19, 2019
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John Morgan Exceeds Signature Goal for $15 Minimum Wage

[Image from April 21, 2017, by Charlie Kaijo of the Tampa Bay Times]

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  • Labor and Employment
  • Nov 12, 2019
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Did Daylight Savings Time Affect Your Pay?

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  • Labor and Employment
  • Nov 8, 2019