Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers cannot discriminate against their employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Many workers value the 30-minute or hour-long reprieve from their day when they can sit down and eat on a lunch break.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
[Image from April 21, 2017, by Charlie Kaijo of the Tampa Bay Times]
When Daylight Saving Time ends in autumn, we “fall back” and set our clocks back by one hour. The change takes place as midnight strikes (or, if you want to get technical, right after 11:59 p.m.).