Understanding The Fair Labor Standards Act

What is the Fair Standards Labor Act? In 1938, the federal government introduced the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), which establishes protection for workers in regards to their labor requirements, including employee guidelines such as the 40-hour hour workweek, a national minimum wage, and the time and a half overtime pay. Pay & Overtime While the FLSA does […]

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Making a Complaint about Sexual Harassment

Reporting an act of sexual harassment at work is scary, particularly because of fears of retaliation. Complicating matters many victims believe they will be called a “liar” and looked down upon. Worse there is always a concern that a complaint will impact a victim’s ability to “move up” in the business. However, no matter your […]

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Employer Basics: Unemployment Insurance in Illinois

Many new business that hire the first employee are surprised to learn about all the new expenses that come with him or her. There are FICA taxes to be paid, and workers compensation and unemployment taxes. Of the all the new taxes you get the pleasure of paying, your unemployment tax rate is the only […]

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Understanding Race Discrimination

Race discrimination in the workplace is something that should not be taken lightly. With all the forms it may come in, it is essential for you to know if you are being set at a disadvantage solely based on your race. Here a few common ways to tell if you are being discriminated based on […]

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