Does Your Boss Prevent You From Recording Overtime? You work hard to earn a living. Whether you’re a freelance contractor or a full-time employee, you deserve to receive the payment you’ve been promised. It seems simple: people should be paid for the work they do. Unfortunately, however, many employers actually steal wages from their workers…

Are You Being Denied the Overtime Pay You Deserve? When you work overtime, you are giving up some of your valuable free time in order to pitch in at your workplace. As an hourly employee, you should be paid for this work — and when overtime exceeds the standard 40-hour workweek, you should be paid…

You Must Be Paid for Short Breaks at Work Sometimes, the work day can seem to drag on forever. Everyone knows how helpful it can be to take a few quick breaks during your day. Whether for a cup of coffee, a cigarette, or even just a few moments to yourself, these 5-20 minute breaks…

The Me Too Movement Isn’t Just for Celebrities The #MeToo movement has caught on across the country. Women are standing up against people who sexually harass them in the workplace, making headlines and amplifying an important conversation about employees’ rights. Celebrities have been at the forefront of this movement, speaking out against serial harassers like…

Sexual Harassment Can Come From Anyone Most people know that their bosses and coworkers are not allowed to sexually harass them. But colleagues are not the only people prohibited from harassing you in the workplace. You have the legal right to work in an environment free from harassment by anyone — including clients, customers, and…

Does Your Employer Force You to Work on the Sabbath, Even Though Other Workers Would Trade Shifts With You? Your employer is required to provide you with the reasonable accommodations necessary for you to do your job while observing your personal religious faith. If you have requested not to work on the Sabbath for religious…

Did You Suffer Consequences After Reporting Sexual Harassment? Sexual harassment is illegal, unethical, and can lead to severe problems in the workplace. Many workplaces are not doing enough to prevent this serious issue. Unfortunately, some workplaces or supervisors may even attempt to punish people who report sexual harassment. If you suffered negative consequences at work…

Were You Fired For Missing Work for a Religious Holiday? Religious holidays are supposed to be a time for faith and family. Unfortunately, some employers are not respectful of this important time away. If you were recently fired for missing work for a religious holiday — after giving your employer sufficient notice of your absence…

Have You Been Mistreated at Work Because You Wear Religious Clothing or Headwear? Everyone has the right to feel comfortable and respected in the workplace, regardless of religion. If you wear religious clothing, such as a turban or headscarf, your employer cannot punish you or treat you differently from your coworkers. If your employer recently…

What is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment? Workplace sexual harassment can take many forms, but quid pro quo harassment may be one of the most recognizable. Quid pro quo is Latin for “this for that,” and quid pro quo harassment occurs when an employer or supervisor asks for sexual favors in exchange for something like…