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Category Archives: Employment Law

Pennies

Employer Who Paid Employee In Pennies Is Being Sued

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When you’re an employer, you probably know that not paying your employees will land you in trouble. But one employer is finding out that you can also get in trouble for how you pay your employees. Mechanic Employee Says He Wasn’t Paid The problem arose when an auto mechanic wasn’t getting paid and was… Read More »

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OSHA

How To Handle An OSHA Investigation

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You probably know what OSHA is—the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. You probably also know that they are charged with investigating workplace accidents, workplace safety, and generally making sure that businesses are maintaining a  safe work environment, in compliance with federal laws. But you run a safe business, and follow all the laws, right?… Read More »

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WorkAtHome

Legal Considerations For Work-From-Home Employees

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When COVID-19 first hit, and shut down many businesses, many transitioned to having employees work from home. Some have now reverted back to in-person working, but many companies decided to stay with the work-from-home model. But in doing so, many businesses never gave any thought to new policies or procedures when dealing with employees… Read More »

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FederalLaw

Understanding The Federal False Claims Act

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

We often hear of people being called or accused of being “whistleblowers.” But what does that actually mean? When can an employee sue a business under federal whistleblowing laws? What Does the False Claims Act Do? The Federal False Claims Act allows someone, such as an employee, to sue a company or business for… Read More »

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BusPlan

How Is A Business Valued?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

There are a number of reasons why you may need to get the value of your business. The most obvious is where you are looking to sell your business or buy someone else’s. Legal business separation, shareholder buyouts, or personal events like a divorce may require that a business be valued. Valuing or Appraising… Read More »

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LaborLaws

BFOQs: When Discrimination Isn’t Discrimination

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

We all know by now that discrimination in the workplace is illegal. However, there are times when you actually can, legally discriminate. This is when the basis for discrimination, is because of what is known as a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ). What is a BFOQ? In plain terms, a BFOQ is where someone… Read More »

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Uber Gets Hit With Disparate Impact Discrimination Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Most of the time, businesses have no intention of discriminating against employees, or against the general public. But what a lot of businesses don’t realize is that they often can implement policies and procedures that have the effect of discriminating—even if the policy itself says nothing about any particular race, class, or gender. Government… Read More »

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Recognizing Age Discrimination In The Workplace

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When it comes to age discrimination, a lot of people think they will know when it happens to them. The boss will tell you that you’re too old, or that the company needs “new blood,” or that you’re “slowing down.” But in reality, most age discrimination cases are much harder to recognize. In fact,… Read More »

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The Fair Labor Standards Act: Who Isn’t Covered?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that dictates what employees have to be paid. In addition to mandating that employees be paid the required minimum wage, the FLSA also requires that tipped employees be paid a certain way, and that overtime pay be provided for employees that work more than… Read More »

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Vaccine

Can You Get Unemployment If You’re Fired For Not Getting A COVID Vaccine?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As a general rule, when you are fired or laid off, you can collect unemployment benefits. However, one (exception) to collecting benefits is that you can’t have voluntarily resigned or been fired for cause. That is, the end of your employment can’t be because of something you did or didn’t do voluntarily (like just… Read More »

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