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April 2018 Archives

Are young workers replacing older workers at your office?

Have you been looking around your office and noticing fewer and fewer older workers? Maybe all the workers at your office over the age of 40 have been disappearing and a new, younger generation -- who are willing to accept lower pay for the same kind of work – are coming in to replace them. It could be that your employer is engaging in the unlawful practice of age discrimination.

The National Defense Authorization Act

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is similar to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in that it provides various benefits to deployed military members with families -- primarily the right to take unpaid leave without fear of losing one's job. The NDAA covers employees who have children, spouses or parents serving actively in the military.

How can managers create gender equality at work?

Gender equality is not only important for the happiness of workers in a business, it's also the law. Women and men must receive equal pay and opportunity at California businesses. However, building gender equality into a workplace culture could present a challenge for some business owners.

Negotiating severance pay after being let go from a job

There are various circumstances in which an employer must pay his or her employee severance following a termination of employment. For example, severance pay could be required via the federal WARN Act, state laws or the employment agreement entered into by the parties. In other cases, when an employer is not required to pay severance, the employer might be willing to negotiate a severance package in exchange for entering different agreements with the employee -- like a release of potential claims against the employer.

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