Employment News

Laws Protecting Pregnant Employees
Pregnant employees are protected by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, which prohibits employers from discriminating against women on the basis of pregnancy. Pregnant women who work for governments or certain businesses are provided with job security by the Family and Medical Leave Act.

FLSA: Anti-discrimination and Retaliation
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) prohibits an employer from retaliating or discriminating against an employee for engaging in certain protected activity, namely asserting his or her rights under the FLSA. An aggrieved employee can seek reinstatement, backpay and liquidated damages.

Employee Polygraph Protection Act
You may think of crime investigations if someone mentions polygraph testing, but many employers are using lie detector testing in the hiring process and for company investigations. Learn about employee rights under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act in case you face this situation.

Employment Contracts
There are many advantages and some disadvantages to having a written employment contract. Some people prefer to have the terms of their employment clearly stated and recorded. You should review an employment contract with an attorney prior to signing it.

Ask a Lawyer: Are These Wage Deductions Illegal?
Can an employer deduct wages for tardiness to work