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3 protections afforded under FMLA

Dealing with a family emergency should not result in a job loss. When you need time away to deal with a personal crisis, your job status should remain protected. The Family Medical Leave Act is a federal mandate that requires qualifying businesses to allow employees...

What is age-based discrimination?

Workplaces across the country strive to ensure that their workspaces accommodate all employees. This includes attempts at eliminating harassing or discriminatory behaviors between all individuals. Unfortunately, discrimination still happens, even then. Some forms of...

Reasons to revise your severance package

Severance packages are a way for an employer and employee to part ways professionally. In exchange for a number of benefits, you secure a number of protections from your ex-employee. Like any corporate contract, they have a lot of leeway and may accomplish a lot. The...

Are you an at-will employer?

The process of hiring and firing comes with a lot of nuances depending on your state, your type of business and even the way you word your employee handbook. It might seem impossible to navigate. The short answer is yes: most employers are at-will because most states...

Can I take time off work to vote?

With the election coming up soon, you may wonder how you will work heading to polls into your already busy day. While you certainly could mail in your vote, many people prefer to vote in person. Luckily, in Arizona, you do not have to choose between voting and going...

What the False Claims Act means for you

You may be a witness to fraud in the health care industry. If so, you may recognize the need to report it but fear retaliation or other negative consequences if you blow the whistle. Your concerns are completely valid. You have worked hard to gain your senior...