Updates on Social Media and Retaliation for Union Activity
April 14, 2015
In the age of social media it is more important than ever to stay informed about how your social media activity can impact your employment. See our newly updated page on Social Networking and the Workplace to answer your questions in this rapidly changing area of law. Social media issues can cross many areas of law, and may even be protected by labor laws. For more information about protections for union activity and collective action see our updates on Retaliation for Union and Collective Action Activity.
Updated content on Discrimination and Paid Leave.
February 2, 2015
We're keeping up with changes happening in Discrimination law. See extensive updates at our pages on Pregnancy Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination, and Gender Identity Discrimination.
Also, in our Benefits & Leaves section, we've added a new page on State and Local Paid Sick Leave Laws.
New pages about your rights in the workplace to send out the year.
December 31, 2014
We've added 105 new pages to keep you informed about the latest developments in employment law. We now offer detailed information, by state, on the processes for filing workers compensation claims, and unemployment claims.
In our Discrimination and Harassment sections we've added new pages on genetic information discrimination, and the effects of domestic violence in the workplace. Also in our Unions section we've added information about the 24 states that currently have right-to-work laws, and what that means for workers.
Now Available: Third Edition of the Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide
October 20, 2014
Order your eBook -- hot off the presses (not really) -- of the Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide, the definitive how-to guide for enforcing the rights of federal employees from the attorneys of Passman & Kaplan P.C. The brand-new 3rd edition, available for the first time as an eBook, is $24.95 here: Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide.
Workplace Fairness Wins "People's Choice Award" at NYC Lean Impact Summit!
January 21, 2014
Workplace Fairness Wins "People's Choice Award" at NYC Lean Impact Summit! On December 5, 2013, Paula Brantner, Workplace Fairness' Executive Director recently traveled to New York City to participate in the Lean Impact conference; the Lean for Social Good Summit. After a brief presentation on how WF applies "Lean" principles to our non profit and an audience vote, we were thrilled to win the "People's Choice" Award!
Workplace Fairness and our blog Today's Workplace win two International Labor Communications Association awards.
September 7, 2010
Workplace Fairness and our blog Today's Workplace win two International Labor Communications Association awards. Also, we're this month's featured organization on the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights website.
Karaoke Thank You
July 7, 2010
We would like to thank those who sponsored and donated to our karaoke event last week. We had a blast and raised money to help keep the Workplace Fairness content free to workers and their advocates. If you missed it but still want to support WF, donate here.
June 17, 2010
Start practicing! You are invited to join us for I WILL SURVIVE! Workplace Fairness Karaoke Returns… on Thursday June 24 in Washington, D.C. Tickets are available here. All proceeds raised that evening will support the programs and activities of Workplace Fairness.
Find A Lawyer
December 16, 2009
2009 Labor Day Report & Blog Carnival
September 4, 2009
To celebrate Labor Day 2009 Workplace Fairness has issued the report: "Change Has Come to the Workplace", written by legal intern Hannah Goitein (The George Washington University Law School Class of 2011). This Labor Day report highlights the changes we have already seen in the last several months since President Obama took office, as well as what is on the horizon. Much has already been accomplished, between the enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act, and the appointment of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who has passionately championed workers' rights throughout her illustrious career. Read the report here.
Also, we've organized the Labor Day blog carnival "Taking Back Labor Day" to celebrate advancements in workers rights and generate ideas for the future. Read the blogs here.
Workplace Fairness Profiled in D.C. 'Examiner'
July 15, 2009
Workplace Fairness was recently a highlighted non-profit organization by the local news source 'D.C. Examiner'.
Writer Dianne Walker says, "Workplace Fairness is primarily Internet based which allows anyone to use its services nationwide. The website is extremely user friendly."
H1N1 and Economic Stimulus Package Page Updates
June 10, 2009
Workplace Fairness has over 250 pages of workers rights information. We strive to maintain each page to reflect current laws and news related to each topic. Therefore, we have just updated pages for two of the most prevalent topics recently: The H1N1 virus and the Economic Stimulus Package.
Our H1N1 resource page helps to answer your questions about taking sick days if you contract the virus, infection control policies at work, and more. View the H1N1 resource page here.
You may also have questions about how the economic stimulus package effects unemployment benefits. We've collected information and answers to some of your questions about the economic stimulus package here.
Now on Facebook and Twitter!
June 2, 2009
April 30, 2009
Workplace Fairness can now be viewed in more than 30 languages.
Look for the "Choose Language" pulldown menu in the top left corner of many of our website pages, and watch Google Translate at work, automatically translating the text right before your eyes.
Translation technology has considerably improved in recent years, making this a cost-effective solution for reaching new communities of workers with our content.
If you or someone you know can help us with translating our site menus into other languages contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Webby Award Nominee
April 14, 2009
Workplace Fairness has been nominated by the Webby Awards for Best Website 2009 in the Law category. The New York Times calls the Webby Award "The Internet's Highest Honor."
Winners will be announced on May 5th, 2009 and honored at a star-studded ceremony in New York City on June 8th hosted by Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live. Winners will be able to share one of the Webby's famous five-word speeches, such as Al Gore's "Please don't recount this vote" and Stephen Colbert's "Me. Me. Me. Me. Me."
What About You?
November 15, 2008
A critical component of our mission at Workplace Fairness is to cover the stories of the real working people who are the foundation of our economy, and of our country. Will you share your story with Workplace Fairness?
Forbes Features Workplace Fairness
October 3, 2008
Forbes.com included Workplace Fairness in a story called “In Depth: 10 Tips For the Unemployed” by Ashlea Ebeling. Tip #2 is demand your unused vacation pay, and highlights our Vacation Pay page. Forbes.com has previously recognized our Today’s Workplace blog as one of the Best of the Web for Career Blogs.
Workplace Fairness Among Best Free Resources for Workplace Law
September 29, 2008
Marcia McCormick, the “Workplace Law Examiner” reporter for Examiner.com, has listed Workplace Fairness as one of the best free resources for workplace law on the Web.
September 15, 2008
Today’s Workplace is Taking Back Labor Day!
August 28, 2008
On Labor Day, September 1, Workplace Fairness will launch the Take Back Labor Day blog project on the new and improved Today’s Workplace, the award-winning blog of Executive Director Paula Brantner.
Workplace Fairness Advertising Sponsorships
August 15, 2008
Firms and organizations which share our mission to help people understand, protect, and strengthen employee rights can now sponsor specific pages and sections of our award-winning website. Learn more on our Workplace Fairness Advertising Sponsorships page.
Workplace Fairness Receives Major Donation from Consumer Lawsuit
July 18, 2008
Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A., and Grange Insurance announce that a portion of settlement monies from a consumer class-action lawsuit has been donated to Workplace Fairness. Find out more here.
Welcome (Back) to Our New Executive Director
June 2, 2008
Former Program Director and acting Executive Director Paula Brantner returns as Executive Director to revitalize our work to help people understand, protect, and strengthen employee rights.