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What You Do While on Vacation Could Cost You Your Job

Reward Expert

Depending on federal and state laws, as well as your employer’s policies, your conduct while on vacation—or even just after hours—could have a direct effect on your job. RewardExpert recently spoke with attorney Paula Brantner, senior advisor at Workplace Fairness, about the organization’s mission, common off-duty activities that may be prohibited by your employer, and what you should do if you think your rights have been violated.

Today's Workplace more

Miners Working with Congress to Solve Pension Crisis

Kenneth Quinnell

Construction job sites: the silent killer of immigrant workers

Esther Yu Hsi Lee

The Trump Administration’s Backdoor Plan to Erode the Rights of Workers to Act Collectively

Moshe Marvit

Supreme Court takes up case that will devastate public sector unions

Ian Millhiser

Divide and Conquer: Employers' Attempts to Prohibit Joint Legal Action Will be Tested in Court

Karla Gilbride

In the Courts more

Lopez v. Friant and Associates, LLC

Reversing the trial court's grant of summary judgment to the defendant employer in a case involving their failure to provide required information on itemized wage statements because the Private Attorneys General Act does not require that such failure be knowing or intentional under the specific section on which the plaintiff was proceeding.

Levi v. The Regents of the University of California

Reversing the trial court's orders granting summary judgment to the defendant employer on several causes of action relating to alleged harassment, discrimination, and retaliation because sufficient evidence was presented to overcome summary judgment by raising triable issues of fact, but affirming the court's refusal to hear certain evidentiary objections that were untimely or improperly framed.

October 4, 2017

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In the News

Ben & Jerry’s Strikes Deal to Improve Migrant Dairy Workers’ Conditions

Why the Economy Grows But Your Paycheck Doesn’t

Most people in America want paid leave — here's the real reason the US is the only developed nation that doesn't have it

Melinda Gates Just Broke Down How Workplaces are Failing Workers (and the Rest of Us)

Supreme Court, spurred by Trump's lawyers, could achieve backdoor repeal of workers' rights laws

Trump wants to make America great again by using the Supreme Court to gut the rights of non-union workers

Multiple jobs, sleeping in cars and other ways Facebook workers struggle to get by

Red-State Governments Are Trying to Take Back Your Minimum-Wage Hike and LGBTQ Protections

Marc Benioff got tired of the gender pay gap at Salesforce, so he spent $3 million to close it—twice

Trump Administration Says Bias Rules Don't Cover Gay Workers

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