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The heavy truth about your weight

After working hard to get through college, you were proud of your degree and felt prepared for the line of work you chose. However, things may not be turning out as you expected. Your job search has been frustrating. After what seemed like a great interview, you received no offer of employment.

Can you be fired for taking sick days?

The United States, unlike Europe, is an "at will" country which means that employers are free to hire and fire at will. Similarly, workers are free to apply and quit at will. The only restrictions are a handful of minimum anti-discrimination statutes and their respective employment contract. That means there are no laws that ensure you are granted sick days. This post will go over your rights and how you can enforce them.

Can you be fired for taking sick days?

The United States, unlike Europe, is an "at will" country which means that employers are free to hire and fire at will. Similarly, workers are free to apply and quit at will. The only restrictions are a handful of minimum anti-discrimination statutes and their respective employment contract. That means there are no laws that ensure you are granted sick days. This post will go over your rights and how you can enforce them.

A primer for writing a business contract

If you run a small business, it's inescapable: you're going to need to draft contracts. At the very least, you'll need contracts when you hire employees. It's just part of doing business. It's a good thing, actually, because it ensures that you're protected in case an issue arises. However, writing a rock solid contract isn't as cut and dry as it may seem.

Wells Fargo sued by whistleblower for alleged retaliation

If you've been following the news over the last months, you've probably seen that Wells Fargo has landed in hot water over some questionable sales practices. To meet unrealistic sales goals set by the bank, its employees had allegedly been signing up consumers for accounts and other services without their knowledge. In fact, evidence has revealed that they did this around 2 million times.

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