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What kind of employment law cases does the EEOC handle?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency that works to protect the federal rights of American workers. The EEOC pursues lawsuits and financial compensation on behalf of workers who have been victimized on the job by sexual harassment, discrimination, wage-related abuses and many other kinds of unconscionable practices. Here is a shortlist of the most common ways that the EEOC helps ensure the fair treatment of workers in the United States:

Have you been victimized by online sexual harassment?

With the rise of computers, the Internet and smartphones, online sexual harassment is becoming more and more common by the year. This is a kind of sexual harassment that doesn't happen in-person. Instead, it happens between two people via Internet communication channels like social media and email. Let's look at a few important facts pertaining to this insidious and common form of abuse.

What are my enviornmental law whistleblower protections?

Imagine you witness your boss, your coworker or a corporate policy that it is anything but ethical and is hurting the environment. In fact, the behavior is so horrible and damaging that you find it completely unconscionable and illegal. You want to report the behavior, but you're afraid something will happen to you as a result -- that maybe you'll lose your job or get demoted.

How do I file a whistleblower complaint?

There might come a time during your career where you will need to blow the whistle on something unethical or illegal that your employer is doing. There are protections in place, specifically the Whistleblower Protection Act, that legally protect employees from retaliation by their employer should they bring attention to an issue. If you feel you've been retaliated against, you can file a complaint against your company.

Will tip-pooling become the norm for waitstaff under Trump?

Last year, the National Restaurant Association filed a lawsuit against the federal Department of Labor (DOL). In the suit, National Restaurant Association et al v. U.S. Department of Labor et al, plaintiffs challenged the DOL's stance on the application of federal tip-credit restrictions to companies that don't take tip credits.

Did I get terminated from my job wrongfully?

Being relieved of your duties where you work is never a pleasant situation. Even if you've experienced getting fired before, it's not something that you can get used to in life. In fact, it can be very difficult, stressful, overwhelming and frightening to lose your job. Here are some things you should look at to determine if you have been wrongfully terminated from your place of employment in California.

On-call employees might need to be paid

Many jobs have workers who have to sit around and wait to be called into work. This brings up the question about what an on-call worker can expect. The answer to this isn't always as easy as what it might seem. One area where there is a lot of question is whether these workers should be paid or not.

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