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Arizona Employment Law – How Long Does an Employer Have to Pay a Discharged Employee?

When an employee is discharged in Arizona, Arizona law requires the employer to pay all wages owed to the employee within a specific time period. This article discusses those statutory requirements.

When Your Former Employer Fights Your Unemployment Benefits Claim in California

One of the most common ways that an employer tries to fight their former employee’s claim for unemployment insurance benefits is arguing that the employee was terminated due to misconduct. Misconduct in the context of unemployment insurance code is a term of art, and understanding its legal definition is crucial to appealing the denial of unemployment benefits at the appeals board if your initial claim has been denied.

Is the Wage Gap Still a Problem?

Activists first began raising awareness of pay inequalities decades ago. Due in part to their efforts, two pieces of legislation have been passed to address the issue of discriminatory wages.

How Common is Job Discrimination?

The United States has come a long way in our efforts to provide equal opportunities to all citizens. But how successful have we been? Statistics suggest that the struggle against job discrimination may be far from over.

Age Discrimination Lawsuits Carry Great Financial Penalties

A recent Supreme Court ruling has made it easier for employees to sue for age discrimination. A person does not have to prove that the employer intentionally discriminated based on age. Employees and ex-employees can also sue for emotional distress caused by age discrimination. Businesses need to be proactive in educating themselves to prevent age bias cases.

Discrimination and Texas Law

This is a quick overview of Texas state laws concerning hiring and firing. At-will employment, discrimination and wrongful termination are discussed.

What is the ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law under President George H W Bush in 1990. It applies to all private and state-run businesses, employment agencies and unions with more than fifteen employees. The goal of the ADA is to make sure that no qualified person with any kind of disability is turned down for a job or promotion, or refused entry to a public-access area.

Wrongful Termination

For any lawful reason or for no reason at all, the general rule in California is that an employment relationship may be ended by either the employer or the employee at any time. The majority of employees do not work with an express contract of employment (verbal or written) and are instead considered in “at-will employment.”

Wrongful Termination Issues Confronting Los Angeles Employees

California employees who work mostly as “at-will” workers may find themselves at risk of being terminated for any reason, even an unfair one, or for no reason at all. Typically, a worker who has been working for the company for less than five years, and has no written employment contract, is considered an “at will” employee under California law. To be able to file a claim for wrongful termination, the termination must violate some fundamental public policy.

How State Law Defines the Ideal Employee-Employer Relationship

Conflict between workers and the employer is a commonplace issue in the workplace. Federal and state laws related to employment issues help maintain the balance of power in the workplace by defining the characteristics of an ideal employee-employer relationship. Generally, employment law encompasses employers’ rights and obligations within the employer-employee relationship – between employers and their current employees, job applicants, and former employees.

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