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Monthly Archives: February 2021

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What is workplace retaliation?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

When an employee complains about poor conditions, or provides information to an agency looking to protect workers, it would be nice if an employer accepted the feedback and learned from it. However, it is all too common for employers to react vindictively, retaliating against the employee who has complained via pay cuts, demotions, or… Read More »

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What constitutes a violation of the Family Medical Leave Act?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows eligible employees to take unpaid leave to manage certain family or medical situations. In theory, if an employee meets the criteria, they are entitled to as much as 12 weeks’ unpaid leave per calendar year. However, some employers do deny FMLA requests… Read More »

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How can I make sure I get paid for my overtime work?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

In general, but especially during the months of the COVID-19 pandemic, employees (particularly essential employees) have been working long shifts, and depending on their employers, they may not have been getting the pay and benefits they deserve. Unpaid overtime is a constant concern for hourly wage workers, and if you believe that you have… Read More »

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What are “just cause” protections and do they apply to me?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

In every U.S. state, an employer can generally fire an employee at will, meaning that they do not require a specific cause in order to terminate someone. However, this has resulted in a manifestly unequal balance of power in U.S. workplaces – most of the time, when an employee is fired from their job,… Read More »

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