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Whistleblowing while you work

When something at work just doesn't seem right, you may wonder what to do. Maybe you have brought the discrepancy to the attention of your supervisor, but he or she dismissed your complaint or warned you not to talk about it. If you continue to see managers or co-workers behaving in illegal or unethical ways, it may create a sense of conflict in you.

Independent contractor or employee: which are you?

One of the age-old questions for workers is how they are classified, are you an employee or an independent contractor? Believe or not, but that classification significantly impacts your rights as a worker. Employees are entitled greater protections whereas independent contractors enjoy more flexibility in their business (nominally more flexibility). This post will go over some of the differences between independent contractors and employees.

What employees are exempt under the FLSA?

As an employee, you're at least somewhat familiar with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs things like overtime pay, child labor and minimum wage. Making sure your employer is compliant with the FLSA is extremely important but the ins and outs of the law can make it confusing. Because of that, you might be wondering if you're exempt from it. So let's clear it up some of the basics.

What is Workplace Discrimination?

Workplace discrimination is the treatment of employees either by employers or fellow employees, in which the victim is punished or harassed on an unethical and illegal basis. Although workplace discrimination is illegal on both the state and federal levels, it is an unfortunate reality in many workplaces. Sadly, the effects of discrimination in the workplace can be severe.

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