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Employment discrimination is a type of prejudice in the workplace that can be based on a person’s religion, race, gender, nationality, age, sexual orientation, or mental ability by employers. Although there are laws that protect employees against…
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Virginia is a huge state and it contains many suburbs, rural areas, cities, mountains, and coastline. Having your own vehicle to drive around Virginia is necessary; but with more cars driving around the state, there is a higher risk for people to…
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Since its enactment in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act has experienced a number of updates that have made significant changes to its interpretation. The civil rights law is put in place to prohibit discrimination against individuals with…
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If you were recently “let go” at your job, you may be wondering if your firing was illegal. Known as wrongful dismissal or wrongful termination, these legal phrases describe any situation in which an employee has been dismissed or terminated from his…
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You just received the bad news. You are fired. Whether or not the news came as a surprise, you may be thinking that the decision is unfair – or perhaps unlawful. In some instances, getting fired from a job is grounds for a wrongful termination claim. For…
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Harassment in the workplace not only affects a victim’s mental wellbeing, but can also have legal repercussions. Sexual harassment and other types of workplace intimidation are taken seriously by the justice system and can result in a citation, demotion,…
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What Does ‘At Will Employment’ Mean? Employment law in the United States is comprehensive, and can often lead to a great deal of confusion. The major statutes and regulations of employment law are usually dictated by the US Department of Labor. The…
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Minimum wage laws are in place to prohibit employers from hiring workers for less than a set minimum wage at an hourly, daily or monthly level. As of 2017, the minimum wage in Virginia is $7.25 per hour. The federal law that regulates wages and hours is…
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If you’ve recently quit a job with a non-compete clause, or are considering quitting, you may be wondering where you stand. If you plan to start or enter into a business in a similar trade or profession, you may be in breach of the agreement. Non-compete…
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In this day and age, cell phones are everywhere—including the car. In fact, 95 percent of Americans now own a cell phone of some kind. In Virginia, anyone under 18 years old is banned from using cell phones and other mobile devices while driving. Texting…
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