The people of Alabama are committed to helping the vulnerable segments of the population during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many individuals and groups in the state are also coming together to support healthcare workers as well as struggling local businesses in a variety of ways. If you are in a position to help, Alabama offers numerous […]
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The Covid-19 pandemic has not only disrupted businesses, caused millions of job losses, and forced many employees to work from home, but it has also created unique workplace concerns related to employee discrimination. Many employees are wondering whether their employer is discriminating by asking them to take a reduced pay or laying them off. Other concerns […]
Business owners in Alabama, as well as anywhere else, are usually under pressure to reduce costs and maximize profits. Unfortunately, some employers choose to decrease expenses by inappropriately classifying their employees as independent contractors or salaried employees. As far as an employer is concerned, an independent contractor is a significant cost savings for the company […]
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a situation where a large number of employers are encouraging employees to work from the safety of their homes, provided the nature of the job allows for working remotely. Since this is a completely new work arrangement for many, and it is critical to understand the legal aspects […]
A precursor to filing a discrimination case in court is the state administrative agency to accept charges of discrimination. But Alabama does not have this regulatory agency, unlike a majority of other states. To be able to file a discrimination claim in Alabama, the petitioner will need to file a sworn charge of discrimination with […]
The typical modern workplace comprises employees from diverse cultural backgrounds and belief systems, which are distinct from those of a majority of their colleagues as well as the top management in many cases. To be able to fully engage employees at work and build good relationships, leaders must understand the cultural beliefs and values of […]
This is one of the most common questions from those who want to file an employment discrimination claim. Naturally, clients always want to know how much they can expect to recover in damages if they file a claim against their employer. Since each case is unique and is based on a number of specific factors, […]
Sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This would mean any type of unwanted sexual conduct at work, including verbal harassment, intimidation, unwanted touching, requests or demands for sex, or outright assault. It is also illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for […]
As of January 1, 2020, the rules are changing regarding employees who are considered exempt from overtime pay. The US Department of Labor (DOL) released its highly anticipated changes to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in mid-2019, and they go into effect on the first of the New Year. Failing […]
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to make “reasonable accommodations” for employees who have disabilities. A reasonable accommodation would usually come in the form of providing some extra assistance or alterations to a job or workplace in order to enable the employee to perform his/her work. Employers are required to provide this type […]
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