Category Archives: Labor & Employment Law

Hiring Someone Soon? Learn These Three Legal Tips

By | December 14, 2011

Hiring an employee is not as simple as it once was. Payroll taxes, social security, long lines for job interviews – they all make the entire process seem convoluted and bloated. But if you really need to add labor to your company, it’s important that you’re able to navigate the legal minefield of new hires without ever feeling… Read More »

Three Legal Strategies to Remember When You’re Being Fired

By | September 28, 2011

If we’re being honest, we know it’s hard to think about legal issues when you’ve just been fired. In fact, handling the legal side of things might be the furthest thing from your mind – instead, you want to focus on how you can continue to pay your rent, pay for your food, and provide for your family.… Read More »

I’ve Been Sexually Harassed in the Workplace — Now What?

By | July 13, 2011

It can be one of the most intimidating situations anybody ever encounters in their personal lives – that is, unless you swim with sharks or study crocodiles on a regular basis. But all jokes aside, sexual harassment can be a very serious and relevant issue. And it’s never more relevant than when it comes into your life and… Read More »

What is Sexual Harassment and Why Do I Need to Know?

By | July 11, 2011

Have you ever been the victim of sexual harassment at work? For many people, the question isn’t necessarily “yes,” or “no,” but unfortunately, a simple “I don’t know.” That’s because far too many people aren’t sure what exactly constitutes sexual harassment. After all, how do you filter out normal banter with colleagues from what truly constitutes harassment and… Read More »

How To Fight Age Discrimination in the Workplace

By | June 24, 2011

While we all almost universally acknowledge the negative role of discrimination in the workplace, we don’t always admit that discrimination comes in all shapes and sizes. Discrimination is discrimination, no matter how that discrimination takes place. This is a bad thing. Why? Because some people feel victimized without feeling like they have the right to call themselves a… Read More »

Age Discrimination — When It Pays To Know Your Rights

By | June 20, 2011

When many of us think of discrimination, what do our thoughts turn to? We think of racial discrimination, a problem that’s had an obvious and lasting effect on our society. We might think of gender discrimination, which often translates to damaging sexual harassment lawsuits in the workplace. But how many of us think of age discrimination as being… Read More »

Do You Recognize These Surefire Signs of Age Discrimination?

By | June 13, 2011

For too many people, age discrimination is a mysterious thing. They may feel too old – or too young – and so they easily accept the kind of discrimination they expect from the outside world. But that’s exactly what people who suffer from age discrimination need to fight. So why does it seem so hard to do?

Legally Protected Leaves Of Absence: Are You Eligible?

By | November 19, 2010

The law mandates that employers give employees time-off from work for medical reasons under specific circumstances.  However, each employee’s specific rights will depend largely on the state he or she works in and the size of the employer.  This article briefly describes the various types of medical leaves of absence employees may be entitled to. The Major Federal… Read More »

Working Beyond Your Means

By | November 19, 2010

1.   Character as Destiny: Sometimes That’s Not Good Ralph Waldo Emerson — who wrote the essays Self Reliance and  Compensation, among others — might have loved my law firm Clients, who  tend to be hard-working, self-reliant, persevering and intelligent, just to name a few of their good personality  traits.  In short, they have “Character.”  Too often, however,… Read More »

Termination of Contract of Employment Under Ethiopian Law

By | September 22, 2010

Do want to know when you can validly terminate a contract of employment as per the Ethiopian Labour Law? If so here are the main points. In Ethiopia the employment relationship between an employer and an employee is governed by The Ethiopian Labour Proclamation 377/2003. According to this proclamation the contract of employment may be terminated by the… Read More »