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Work for a Tech Company? Here’s What to Do if You’re Laid Off.

Work for a Tech Company? Here’s What to Do if You’re Laid Off.

You’re changing the world through your innovative work at an exciting startup or technology company. Congratulations! Maybe you even have stock options and a nice bonus every year. But do you know what to do in the event of a sudden workforce reduction?   

  • Labor and Employment
  • Jul 6, 2022
Were You Impacted by the Kronos Ransomware Attack? Here’s What You Need to Know

Were You Impacted by the Kronos Ransomware Attack? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Kronos is a popular digital workforce management platform. Whole Foods, FedEx, Tesla, PepsiCo, and other major US employers rely on Kronos for critical business functions like employee timekeeping, scheduling, and payroll. But a ransomware cyberattack discovered on December 11, 2021, that knocked

  • Labor and Employment
  • May 26, 2022
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Avoiding Fraudsters: Job Scams

Unfortunately, scams happen every single day in all walks of life across the globe. Scams can occur in many ways, from scammers obtaining personal bank details to making fraudulent phone calls, emails, or letters, with the intent of stealing something from the targeted individual, and that’s

  • Labor and Employment
  • May 25, 2022
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The Most Common Forms of Wage Theft, and What You Can Do To Fight Back

Wage theft has become the scourge of the American workplace. Millions of people find themselves not getting [paid for the actual number of hours they work in a week](/overtime-attorneys/), which can make it that much harder to make ends meet. There are many dubious tactics large corporations and

  • Labor and Employment
  • Jan 18, 2021
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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. The provision in question was Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,

  • 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.  However, that’s typically not true. Most notably, employees are eligible for overtime pay and health benefits, whereas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Jun 8, 2020

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. But what does this law provide for workers, and who is able to receive its benefits?  According to the

  • 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? The rights you have as an employee. 

  • 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.  Often, you’ll be able to tell if your paycheck comes up short. But sometimes, your employer may underpay you or cheat you out of wages without you even

  • 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. So how do you navigate a firing, furlough, or loss of work?  Finances One of the first things people think of

  • 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. Maybe it’s social media-checking time; maybe it’s time for checking in with family; maybe it’s time to read a book; or maybe it’s time simply to eat and relax. 

  • 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.  Martina McBride and her husband, recording engineer John

  • 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.  However, sometimes it can feel like you don’t take much

  • 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. They have further defined the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, and they have

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

Morgan & Morgan advocates strongly for workers; after all, we’re for the people, not the powerful. We work to protect those who are cheated out of their wages or face discrimination, wrongful termination, or other unjust practices in the workplace.  In 2019, we fought a number of battles

  • Labor and Employment
  • Dec 20, 2019