COVID-19 – Concerns about Returning to the Office during a Pandemic

Reopening Coronavirus

2020 arrived with a bang.  The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. as we’ve tallied more than 2 million cases and over 122,000 deaths (and counting).  For a time, the entire nation was locked down under mandatory quarantine.  But now, several months later, states are conducting phased “re-openings,” and employers are eagerly recalling workers back into the office.  Read More

Protecting Employees’ Rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19Without question, 2020 has gotten off to a rocky start.  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most of the nation into quarantine and wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy.  This has unfortunately led to business closures, company downsizing, and in some cases mass layoffs.

If you have fallen victim to one of the above scenarios and have concerns about your rights, or questions regarding your severance package, non-compete, or non-solicitation Read More

Discrimination at Work? Don’t File that Charge with the EEOC Just Yet!

            Are there any steps that employees should take before filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”)?  While I was mulling over topics for this blog entry, I asked a colleague of mine (a fellow employment attorney) her thoughts on this subject.  She gave a curious side-eyed expression and asked, “What should you do before you file a charge with the EEOC?”  At that moment, two things were quickly apparent Read More

          Let’s talk for a moment about LGBT rights and discrimination in the workplace.  Most Americans know of the protections offered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, more commonly known as the Civil Rights Act.  It was designed to make the promise of legal equality a reality for everyone in the United States.  Historically, it has been used to address disparities such as Read More

Is Your Employer Guilty of Wage Theft?

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        Each year across America, billions of dollars are being stolen from employees’ paychecks.  However, it’s not something that you will likely hear about on the Morning or Evening News.  And unlike last night’s game, you won’t hear your co-workers discussing it around the water cooler.  They probably wouldn’t even know if they’re victims.  And–for you conspiracy theorists Read More