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Employment Law

Since the 1970s, states have increasingly recognized claims brought by employees who allege that their employment was terminated in violation of public policy.  To varying degrees, all 50 states have adopted an employment “at-will” doctrine which allows an employer to fire or terminate the employment of one of their workers…

An Employment Law Case Study Recently, the New York Times published an article called Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace, which thoroughly established anecdotes and claims by previous or anonymous employers who support the paper’s assertions that “the company is conducting an experiment in how far it can…

Air India is firing employees who are over their BMI standards for “safe” flying. However, many are skeptical for their reasoning because of the overwhelming difference between the expectations of women when compared to the expectation of men to have the regimented weight deemed acceptable. According to the BBC, a…

The dancers at Tattletales, the same one immortalized in the Motley Crue song, Girls, Girls, Girls, in Atlanta, Georgia are seeking to be paid minimum wage pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act. [1] According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution three dancers from the Atlanta strip club are suing the…

Imagine that you are trying to gain professional experience and, therefore, accept an unpaid internship at a company in your desired field. As an intern, you learn that your primary duties are to get coffee, perform filing, and complete other relatively minor administrative tasks that would normally be performed by…

About 5.6 percent of Florida residents were unemployed[1] going into 2015, which means there are many people looking for any possible type of work, even if it is only for one season. In addition to unemployed individuals, many others seek out seasonal jobs for various other reasons. For example, snowbirds…