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Race Discrimination in Montana

Friday, November 30th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Many employees wonder if using epithets like the n-word among peers is acceptable at work, as free speech. They need to be aware that free speech has little to do with the idea of a hostile work environment.  Nobody has the right to sling racial epitaphs around or to paint ... continue reading

Age Discrimination in Montana

Friday, November 30th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) prohibits job discrimination that is based solely on age.  The law applies only to those individuals who are more than forty years of age.

If an employer decided that he was tired of working with immature employees, and wanted to ... continue reading

Nebraska ADA

Friday, November 30th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is the primary federal law regarding workers with disabilities, effective in Nebraska and across the nation.  This law states that employers must make “reasonable accommodations” for workers with disabilities.  The definition of what constitutes “reasonable accommodations” may vary from job to job, as ... continue reading

Religious Discrimination in Idaho

Friday, November 30th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Discriminating against an individual at work because of their religion is illegal.  Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers are obliged not to discriminate based on religion, sex, color, race, or national origin.  This includes all areas of employment such as hiring, training, job applications, benefits, ... continue reading

Disciplinary Notices in Mississippi

Friday, November 30th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Most Mississippi companies have some type of formal disciplinary procedure.  Such policies may include one or more verbal warnings, followed by up to three written warnings.  Most companies have a written policy in place that states that any employee who receives three written warnings for the same infraction within a ... continue reading

WHCRA Kansas

Friday, November 30th, 2007
Posted by Diane

The Womens Health and Cancer Rights Act is a federal Act that impacts many employees in states across the country, including many employees in Kansas. However, many employees are not covered by the WHCRA. When it comes to WHRCA coverage, employees are covered by their health care coverage providers more ... continue reading

ADEA Kentucky

Friday, November 30th, 2007
Posted by Diane

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act is a federal Act that applies to employees in states across the country. However, just because the Act is a federal Act does not mean that it applies to all employees or all places of work. In fact, the ADEA has very specific qualifications ... continue reading

FMLA Kansas for Pets

Friday, November 30th, 2007
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that covers time off for employees that wish to take time away from work in order to tend to a qualifying medical condition of a covered family member. Not all family members will be covered by the Family and medical ... continue reading

USERRA Indiana

Friday, November 30th, 2007
Posted by Diane

Employees across the country are covered by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act when they wish to perform military service or if they have performed military service in the past. USERRA is a federal Act that was signed into place by Congress in 1994 in order to replace ... continue reading

Posting Requirements Louisiana

Friday, November 30th, 2007
Posted by Diane

Employees in all states need to be able to review the labor laws that affect them quickly and easily while at work. Most employees will be able to review their labor law rights by looking on labor law posters in the workplace. Employers are required to post labor law posters ... continue reading

WHCRA Iowa

Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Posted by Diane

Many employees are affected by the Womens Health and Cancer Rights Act. When an employee has a health care plan that covers the cost of a mastectomy, the WHCRA applies to them. Otherwise, the WHCRA does not apply to an employee.

While many employees have their health care plans ... continue reading

Labor Law Posting Requirements in Kentucky

Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Posted by Diane

Employees in states across the country, including in Kentucky, should be able to view the labor laws that affect their workplace by looking at labor law posters in the workplace. Employers are required by law to post the labor laws that impact their businesses, but they are not required to ... continue reading

ADEA Kansas

Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Posted by Diane

Employees in the state of Kansas that work for a particular type of organization or corporation may be covered by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The ADEA is a federal Act that applies to many companies and many employees in states across the U.S. However, it does not apply ... continue reading

FMLA in Iowa for Pets

Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act does not cover employees that wish to take time off of work in order to care for sick pets. The FMLA specifically covers employees that need to take time off of work to care family members or themselves; however, those family members need to ... continue reading

USERRA Illinois

Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Posted by Diane

USERRA stands for the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. This is a federal Act that applies to all employees in states across the U.S. When an employee receives benefits through USERRA, the employee may not only serve in the military for a limited amount of time, but the ... continue reading

Posting Requirements in Kansas

Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Posted by Diane

Employees should be able to view the labor laws that impact them through the workplace. These labor laws are required to be posted in the workplace in an area that is accessible to all employees. Thus, many employers will post labor law posters in a public break room or on ... continue reading

Religious Discrimination in Hawaii

Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Employers in Hawaii must make “reasonable accommodation” for any employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs.  Reasonable accommodations might include making changes to an employee’s uniform, dress code, hours, work schedule, or working conditions.  As an example, employers might allow a Jewish employee to take off on Rosh Hashanah.  If that particular ... continue reading

Kansas ADA

Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, employers are required to make “reasonable accommodations” for workers with disabilities.  The ADA is the primary federal law regarding workers with disabilities, and it has established important guidelines that all new buildings, as well as renovations to older buildings, must adhere to. ... continue reading

New Hampshire Disability

Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Hostile work environments are not simply limited to gender in New Hampshire.  According to the federal discrimination laws, hostile work environments are a form of sexual harassment that does not necessarily include any physical contact.

Typically, a work environment has become hostile if a person is subjected to any ... continue reading

Disciplinary Notices in Louisiana

Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Some Louisiana employees believe that if they refuse to sign a written warning, it does not count against them.  This is absolutely not true.  When an employee is presented with a warning, it is merely a way for the employer to communicate that the matter has been discussed with the ... continue reading

Age Discrimination in Iowa

Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

If an employer decides that he is tired of immature employees, and wants only to hire individuals over the age of twenty-five, would it be discrimination?  Many workers might wonder about a situation such as this.  Before any employer takes this type of measure, he or she might want to ... continue reading

WHCRA Indiana

Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Posted by Diane

The Womens Health and Cancer Rights Act may apply to companies in states across the U.S. However, it does not necessarily apply to all companies or to all health care policies. If a health care policy covers the cost of a mastectomy, the WHCRA requires that the policy also cover ... continue reading

Maryland Disability

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 outlaws discrimination based on any type of disability in Maryland.  This means that employers cannot refuse to hire someone because of a disability that he or she may have.  The only exception to this is if the employer feels that an individual’s disability ... continue reading

Georgia ADA

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990.  Under this law, employers must make “reasonable accommodations” for workers with disabilities.  Prior to the passage of this law, employers were not under any obligation to make any accommodations for disabled workers.  It was actually legal for businesses and government agencies ... continue reading

Age Discrimination in Delaware

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Some workers might wonder if it would be age discrimination for an employer to decide that he wants only to hire workers over the age of twenty-five.  Before taking such actions, the employer might consider establishing a different criterion, other than age, that would also determine maturity.  An example would ... continue reading

Religious Discrimination in Connecticut

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Reasonable accommodations are expected to be made for any employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs in Connecticut.  This falls under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states that employers have an obligation not to discriminate based on sex, national origin, color, race, or religion.

Reasonable accommodations ... continue reading

Disciplinary Notices in Kansas

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Disciplinary notices are generally given to employees as warnings that he or she should improve his or her performance, in Kansas and elsewhere.  Most companies have a formal type of disciplinary procedure in place that generally includes one or more verbal warnings, followed by up to three written warnings.  Many ... continue reading

ADEA in Maryland

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
Posted by Diane

Many employees in the state of Maryland will have coverage under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The ADEA is a federal Act that was put into place in order to ensure that older workers are not discriminated against in the workplace when they go to find jobs or when ... continue reading

FMLA in Maine for Pets

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
Posted by Diane

Employees in all states across the country, including many employees in Maine, may be able to have coverage under the Family and Medical Leave Act if they need to take time away from work in order to care for a sick or injured family member. However, while many employees view ... continue reading

USERRA Kentucky

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
Posted by Diane

Employees in Kentucky are covered by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act if they wish to make a military commitment. The military commitment can be to any branch of the military, such as the U.S. Armed Forces, Coast Guard, National Guard, reserves, and even the Public Health Service. ... continue reading