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COMMON OVERTIME PAY QUESTIONS

COMMON OVERTIME PAY QUESTIONS What is considered overtime? Overtime is when an employee works over 40 hours during a defined work week. How much is overtime? Overtime pay is time-and-a-half of your hourly wage. For example, if you make $20 an hour, your overtime would be $30 an hour. Can you still get overtime [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|employment law, overtime|0 Comments

TOP 3 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A FAMILY LAWYER

TOP 3 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A FAMILY LAWYER Deciding whether or not your situation entails hiring legal help can be paralyzing. Here are three determining factors that led others to hire a family lawyer: Divorce Complications Divorce can be a very emotionally difficult time for someone, even before considering the many moving pieces [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|family law|0 Comments

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS: WHAT TO KNOW

Whether your role is alleged perpetrator, family member, or victim, you have a high likelihood of encountering the criminal defense system at some point in your life. The most important asset to have is a good criminal defense attorney.   What is a criminal defense attorney? Criminal defense attorneys specialize in the defense of individuals [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DISABILITIES ACT

Most people know that the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employment discrimination based on a disability. But what does this mean really? Does this mean I can never be fired regardless of how disabled I am? No. The ADA says that you must be “qualified” for the job, which means that you must be able [...]

By | May 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DO’S AND DON’TS FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HARASSMENT OR DISCRIMINATION AT WORK

If you’re still employed, there are steps you should consider taking to protect your rights. Alternatively, there are things you should not do even if your employer is treating you illegally: DO’S: Identify the specific acts that you believe are illegal. (Remember, not all types of harassment or discrimination is illegal.) Report the behavior in [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|employment law, Knoxville labor attorney|0 Comments

EMPLOYMENT LAW & NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS

What is a non-compete agreement? Non-compete agreements are documents signed by an employee, whether at the beginning or sometime during the employment with a company, promising not to work in the same competing industry, within a certain location, or work for specific employers for a defined period of time after the current employment ends. For [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|employment law|0 Comments

DOCUMENTATION: THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR COMPLAINT

If you are interested in pursuing a case based on sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace, a common question is: what is the best way to legitimize my complaint? Most employment lawyers, workplace discrimination lawyers or sexual harassment attorneys would respond with one word: documentation. Documenting the occurrence(s)/event(s) can provide both you and your discrimination lawyer or sexual harassment attorney a reliable foundation [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments