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JSIA Louisiana

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Jury Systems Improvement Act is a federal Act that protects employees in all states across the country, including the state of Louisiana. When an employee receives a jury duty summons, the employee should be able to attend jury duty without worrying about discrimination or termination from the workplace.

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FLSA for Executives and Administrators Delaware

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal Act that is in place in order to ensure that employees in states across the country, including Delaware, are compensated fairly for the work that they perform. The FLSA is the Act that establishes the minimum wage, which is a base rate ... continue reading

ADA Utah

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal Act that applies to many employees in states across the country. The Act helps to ensure that employers do not discriminate against employees for reasons that are directly related to the employee’s disabilities. While the Act applies to employees in states across ... continue reading

Rehabilitation Act South Carolina

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Rehabilitation Act is a federal Act that is in place for states across the country. The Act helps to ensure that employers do not discriminate against employees for reasons that are directly related to an employee’s disability. However, not all employers or employees are covered by the Act, even ... continue reading

FLSA for Executives and Administrators Colorado

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal Act that applies to employers and employees in states across the country, including employers and employees in the state of Colorado. The Act is in place in order to ensure that employees in all states are paid fairly for the work that ... continue reading

DUA Colorado

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance program is a federal program that is in place for states across the country, including the state of Colorado. When an employee is out of work as a direct result of a disaster, such as a flood or storm, the employee may be eligible to receive ... continue reading

Tennessee Polygraph

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted by Tamara

In the state of Tennessee, many employees question whether pre-employment polygraphs are legal.

The state does not have its own polygraph law in regards to employment. Instead, it follows the federal model. In most cases, private employers are not allowed to give lie detector tests for pre-employment screening. In ... continue reading

New Mexico Hostile Work Environment and Disability

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted by Tamara

A recent case in New Mexico involved an employee named Jessica. Jessica is a disabled employee, and complained to her boss that she was being harassed about her hearing and speech problems. In such situations, employers always need to take such claims seriously, and make sure that they put an ... continue reading

New Hampshire Job Security Under FMLA

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Employees in New Hampshire frequently have questions regarding the federal FMLA laws and regulations. For instance, many people wonder whether or not the employer that they work for has to keep their job open while they are on leave. In a way, the answer to this question is yes. Under ... continue reading

Delaware Smoking Breaks

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Delaware employers are not required by either state or federal law to provide employees with any smoking breaks.

In fact, there are many states, including Delaware, that have no laws requiring employers to give workers who are over the age of 18 any type of break. This holds true ... continue reading

Idaho Discrimination

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted by Tamara

The U.S. House recently passed ENDA, which is a bill that makes discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal. ENDA probably will not pass the Senate and be signed into law in 2008, but it is likely to be passed should a Democrat win the upcoming presidential election.

Idaho does ... continue reading

Rehabilitation Act Rhode Island

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Many Rhode Island employees will qualify for coverage under the Rehabilitation Act. The Rehabilitation Act is a federal Act that applies to employees in states across the country, not just Rhode Island. However, in order for employees to qualify for coverage under the Act, the employees need to meet certain ... continue reading

ADA North Carolina

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
Posted by Diane

North Carolina employees may be entitled to coverage under the Americans with Disabilities act if they have a disability and if they work for a covered company. The Act is in place in order to ensure that when an employee has a record of having a particular disability, the employee ... continue reading

JSIA Michigan

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Michigan employees are covered by the Jury Systems Improvement Act if they need to take time away from work in order to serve on a jury. The JSIA is a federal act that applies to employees in states across the U.S. that have been summoned to serve on a jury. ... continue reading

ADA Nevada

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal Act that is in place for employers and employees in states around the country, including the state of Nevada. While the Act could apply to employers in all states, it only applies to employers that meet certain employment-related criteria. Once an employer ... continue reading

DUA Wisconsin

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Employees in the state of Wisconsin may be eligible to receive federal funding if they have been in a disaster and lost work as a direct result of the disaster. The Disaster Unemployment Insurance program is the federal program that is in place for states across the country in order ... continue reading

Rehabilitation Act North Dakota

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Rehabilitation Act is a federal Act that applies to employees in states across the country, including many employees that work in the state of North Dakota. However, even though the Act is a federal Act, it does not necessarily apply to all employees.

In order for an employee ... continue reading

JSIA Washington

Saturday, March 29th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Employees across the state of Washington should be able to take time off of work to serve on a jury if they have been summoned to do so. The employer is prohibited from discriminating against the employee for the jury duty service under the Jury Systems Improvement Act, which is ... continue reading

DUA New Jersey

Saturday, March 29th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance program applies to employees in New Jersey and in states across the country that have lost work as a direct result of a disaster. Many types of disasters qualify for coverage under the program, including natural disasters, such as floods, fires, storms and otherwise.

However, ... continue reading

Rehabilitation Act Louisiana

Saturday, March 29th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Employers in the state of Louisiana are not allowed to discriminate against their employees that have disabilities as long as the employers and the employees meet certain requirements according to the Rehabilitation Act. The Rehabilitation Act is a federal Act that covers many employees and their employers in states across ... continue reading

DUA Washington

Saturday, March 29th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance program is a federal program that is in place for employees and employers in states across the country. The purpose of the program is to provide employees with financial assistance if they are out of work as a direct result of a disaster, such as a ... continue reading

FMLA Nevada

Saturday, March 29th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Many employees in Nevada are able to take time away from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act if they need to tend to a qualifying medical condition that relates to them or to a family member. The FMLA is a federal Act that pertains not only to employees ... continue reading

JSIA Vermont

Saturday, March 29th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Employees across the state of Vermont are covered by the Jury Systems Improvement Act if they need to take time off of work in order to serve on a jury. The Act is in place for employees around the country, not just employees in Vermont, because it is a federal ... continue reading

Oklahoma Employment at Will

Friday, March 28th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

The state of Oklahoma is one of many in this country that observes the Employment at Will doctrine. There are quite a few workers, however, who have questions regarding exactly what that means. The simple answer is that employees have every right to quit a job whenever they want, and ... continue reading

Montana ADA

Friday, March 28th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Employers in Montana, as well as those in all other states, used to be able to get away with making no concessions for disabled workers. Approximately 18 years ago, in 1990, all of that changed with the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The EEOC strictly enforces the ... continue reading

Massachusetts Sex Discrimination and Height

Friday, March 28th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

The year 1964 saw the creation of a law that offered protection against discrimination for employees in Massachusetts, as well as in all other states of this country. This is known as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Discriminatory acts within the workplace that are based on someone‚Äôs national ... continue reading

Florida Disability

Friday, March 28th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Some employees in Florida have questions regarding a recent discrimination case in Texas. In this workplace situation, a disabled worker was being harassed about her hearing and speech difficulties. The worker filed a complaint stating that she was being subjected to a hostile work environment each day because of the ... continue reading

Colorado Discrimination

Friday, March 28th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

The state of Colorado does not have a federal or state law prohibiting discrimination that is based on sexual orientation. Human Resources professionals, in general, tend to agree that discrimination that is based on sexual orientation is not a best practice. There are quite a few organizations that do have ... continue reading

FMLA Missouri

Friday, March 28th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Employees across the state of Missouri may be able to take up to 12 weeks off of work each year if they need to tend to a qualifying family or medical related issue. The Family and Medical Leave Act is in place in order to ensure that employees across the ... continue reading

ADA Mississippi

Friday, March 28th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal Act that applies to many employees in the state of Mississippi. The Act is in place in order to ensure that when a qualifying employee that works for a qualifying employer has a disability, the employer cannot discriminate against the employee for ... continue reading