In Part I of this series, we discussed the social media privacy rights employees hold across the country – and the lack thereof in Texas.
Almost everyone, it seems, uses some sort of social media. And as these platforms have taken on more significant roles in our lives, employers have expressed concern over protecting trade secrets and other confidential information.
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that spells a big win for truck drivers. In a unanimous opinion, the Court found that employers cannot force contract truck drivers (often called owner-operators) into arbitration in the event of a work-related dispute.
Non-compete agreements can put a lot of strain on employees. Imagine you’ve spent your entire career building experience and skills in your chosen field. When you decide to leave your job, you suddenly discover that your employment contract prevents you from working for a competitor for a full year. During this time, you could lose your professional status and relevant industry knowledge—forcing you to start again at square one.
It’s been over three weeks since the partial government shutdown began. More than 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed or are working without pay, and many more government contractors on top of that are struggling to get by—indefinitely—without a job.
For many jobs, prospective employees have to take a drug test in order to be hired. If you take such a test and fail, you’re probably feeling frustrated and may want to appeal the result. However, according to one drug screening vendor, there are a couple reasons why challenging the result won’t likely help your cause.
Jobs don’t always end well. Maybe you were terminated because your manager suspected you of stealing, or perhaps a colleague accused you of sexual harassment. Regardless of whether or not such claims were valid, they can tarnish your reputation and make it difficult to find another job.
As a worker in the U.S., you’re entitled to basic protections such as to receive fair pay, to be treated without discrimination and to have basic health and safety protections in the workplace. If your employer does not uphold such protections, you have the right to make a legal claim against them.
In a previous post, we discussed the growing trend of job interview fraud—the dishonest practice of holding online interviews for jobs that don’t exist. In today’s post, we examine the phenomenon of fake job postings.
Landing a new job can be challenging. In a competitive job market, employers look for applicants who check all the right boxes. Do you have the right education? Relevant experience? Good references?