On this episode, attorney Rebecca Pontikes joins in on the conversation on the issue of Consult Fees in Employment. This was a topic that was briefly mentioned in a previous episode with Jacob Small.
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I Got Fired Ep. 5
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How the National Labor Relations Act Protects Workplace Discussions About Racial Bias
Imagine an employee gets let go in retaliation for talking about racial discrimination or bias at work. After getting fired, that employee considers taking legal action against their former employer. What cause of action would the employee rely on? One thought is to sue for racial discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act …
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Why Starbucks Workers Are Facing Challenges to Unionize
For the past few decades, union membership has been waning. But over the past few years, companies have seen a resurgence in organized labor. One such company is Starbucks, which has seen its workers enjoying unusual success in unionizing. However, that momentum seems to be slowing down. Many workers at Starbucks claim it’s the result of union busting.
The Biggest Theft That Nobody Is Talking About
At a time when billionaire extraordinaire Elon Musk is dominating headlines with his multi-billion-dollar buying spree, there is another story worth billions that is curiously absent from our Twitter feeds. Unfortunately, rather than recount the spending of riches, this story tells the tale of one of the greatest thefts in American history. Every hour, millions …
Maryland Passes Two Bills To Strengthen Anti-discrimination and Harassment Protection In The Workplace
Last night the Maryland General Assembly passed two bills, SB 450 and SB 451, which will increase protections for victims of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. SB 450 eliminates the ‘severe or pervasive’ standard for harassment claims and creates a new standard for harassment claims in the workplace. The prior ‘severe or pervasive’ standard …
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