Nelson Law Group Blog

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK There have been a lot of stories in the news lately about sexual harassment in the workplace.  Very rich, very powerful men have been exposed (no pun intended) for their behavior – Roger Ailes, Bill Cosby, and Harvey Weinstein just to name a few.  But most of us know that sexual harassment is not committed by only the Hollywood elites or media moguls.  Theirs are the stories that make headlines, but sexual harassment happens in workplaces throughout Knoxville and East Tennessee.  But what is sexual harassment, [...]

October 18th, 2017|Categories: sexual harassment|

CONSUMER PROTECTION

CONSUMER PROTECTION One of our most recently added services is consumer protection. What is consumer protection? Consumer protection, closely intertwined with consumer rights, is a group of laws and organizations designed to protect consumer rights as well as ensure fair trade, competition and the validity of accurate information in the marketplace. It is because of these laws that businesses can be held accountable for fraud or using unfair practices to gain advantage over their competitors. Ultimately, consumer protection deters businesses from participating in scams or fraudulent activity. Am I a [...]

October 16th, 2017|Categories: consumer protection|

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 if you are salary? Although the common misconception is that salaried employees don’t get overtime, it is not always the case. The best way to determine if you are entitled to back wages is to ask [...]

September 11th, 2017|Categories: employment law, overtime|